Risi Competizione race report

LE MANS 24 HOURS -- FERRARI GT2 VICTORY At the end of today's 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, American Le Mans Series GT2 Champions Risi Competizione led a clean sweep for Ferrari of the GT2 podium after running a faultless and ...

LE MANS 24 HOURS -- FERRARI GT2 VICTORY

At the end of today's 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, American Le Mans Series GT2 Champions Risi Competizione led a clean sweep for Ferrari of the GT2 podium after running a faultless and completely trouble free race. Gianmaria Bruni, Jaime Melo and Mika Salo drove their Ferrari 430 GT as only Champions can, not putting a foot wrong throughout the entire 24 hours, despite difficult weather and track conditions during the second half of the race.

An emotional Giuseppe Risi said afterwards: "This is tremendous. The last time we were here as a winner I was in partnership with Doyle [1998], but this is my own team and it's been going now since 2000. To me, winning Le Mans is worth winning a whole championship. One talks about Le Mans in very light terms but until you come here and have to grind through the night, hoping that the car holds together, racing against other people you respect and who are qualified to come here...and you see drivers who are top level but who have accidents and fall by the wayside. It's a lifetime achievement, especially to do it with Ferrari, and if you are a professional in the automotive world. I can't say enough about it."

Driver quotes and a full press release will be released later this evening.

-credit: risicompetizione.com

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Series Le Mans
Drivers Gianmaria Bruni , Mika Salo , Jaime Melo
Teams Risi Competizione