ROAL Motorsport will take part for the first time ever in the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, valid for the fourth round of the Blancpain Endurance Series, with a BMW Z4 GT3 given to the Pro-Am lineup made by Michela Cerruti (IT), Stefano Colombo (IT), Tom Coronel (NL) and Edoardo Liberati (IT). All the drivers are already racing for the team in other championships.
The three young Italian drivers will be at their first experience in a 24 Hours race and the female presence of Michela Cerruti will make the challenge even more interesting.
Roberto Ravaglia (ROAL Motorsport, Team Principal):
"The team will face for the first time ever such a demanding race, therefore our objective will be to end the race and gain experience in this kind of competitions. Personally I am quite thrilled to line up a MBW Z4 in this fascinating classic race that I am really fond of and of which I have great memories. Winning it as a driver has been a great emotion and I hope I can live these feelings again one day as Team Principal. I would have liked to have an experienced champion like Thomas Biagi on our side but his commitments in two championships did not allow this; finding the necessary budget has not been easy but I believe this will be a very high level experience for the whole team.
"The 24 Hours is without any doubt the most important race I have taken part, and I feel a mix of emotion and desire to get on the track. I like Spa and I'm not frightened by driving for a long time, even if I have never been racing on the night. Anyway for sure Tom Coronel will help us in the better way".
"I began only in this year to compete in GT, so for me it's fantastic to take part to a legendary race like the Spa 24 Hours. Our first target will be to get the checkered flag, and Tom's experience will be dramatically important for us in this new challenge".
"24h races are different thing than WTCC, but I have a lot of experience also with long distance racing.I have been driving in a 24 hours more then 20 times between Le Mans, Nurburgring and Spa, and it's great to be came back at Spa with ROAL Motorsport. Last time I did 24h race in Spa we were leading the race when my teammate had an accident because of the bad weather, so I'm happy to get another chance there. The most important thing will be to finish the race and to pay attention to the night. I like driving in the dark: its quite, you feel more alone with the car and I love that feeling".
"I am extremely proud of taking part in one of the most prestigious races in the world on the most fascinating race track and with a team, ROAL Motorsport, that I think I can quite rightly define a 'super' team. I have never competed in a race of this kind but I am certain that with Roberto Ravaglia's hints and advices, as he has a huge experience in this field, we will reach this experience ready to face it in the best possible way". .