Scuderia Corsa Returning to IMSA


By: Kobe Lambeth

Scuderia Corsa confirmed that the team will return to the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship with an expanded program. They will field cars in the GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes.

The team will run the Number 63 Ferrari 488 GT3 with drivers Christina Nielson and Alessandro Balzan. It is fantastic to see Balzan return to Scuderia Corsa in 2016. He had a lot of success with the team in the former Grand-am Rolex Sportscar Series. Balzan was the 2013 GT class champion in Grand-am.

Joining Nielson and Balzan, Ferrari veteran Jeff Segal and endurance specialist Robert Renauer will be a part of the team’s lineup for the 2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Scuderia Corsa will field a Ferrari 488 GTB GTE for Alessandro Pier Guidi, Alexandre Premat, and Daniel Serra for the North American Endurance Cup rounds. They will run Number 68. It will be interesting to see if the team will bring this car over to Le Mans in June.

“When we started Scuderia Corsa, we had a plan to create a platform where we could take a driver from starting out in a Ferrari Challenge and bring them to all the way to the GT-LeMans class, which is what we are set to accomplish in 2016,” said Giacomo Mattioli, team owner of Scuderia Corsa.

I really like what Scuderia Corsa is trying to do by finding young talented drivers and bringing them through the ranks. The past few years, I have noticed that Daniel Serra is getting faster every year. He was battling for the lead early on in GT Daytona during the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona. Based on his performances, I truly believe that he ready to take on the likes of Bruni, Vilander, and Fisichella next month on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway.

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