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Ferrari 488 GT3 EVO 2020 - GTD PRO - Risi Comptizione - Pier Guidi _ James Calado _ Daniel Serra _ Davide Rigon - #62.001

Ferrari 488 GT3 EVO 2020 - GTD PRO - Risi Comptizione - Pier Guidi _ James Calado _ Daniel Serra _ Davide Rigon - #62.001

 

Daytona Beach, FL, 30th January, 2022

The 60th edition of the Daytona 24 Hours went down to the wire with the Ferrari of Risi Competizione second in the GTD-Pro class and a 4th place finish in GTD for AF Corse. The first round of the IMSA SportsCar Championship, run in perfect weather conditions but with very cold temperatures, provided a thrilling spectacle from green flag to chequered flag, although there were also phases of Full Course Yellow. The Ferraris competing in Florida, after a less-than-perfect qualifying session in last weekend’s Roar before 24, proved themselves up to the challenge of this iconic endurance marathon.

GTD-Pro
Risi Competizione’s 488 GT3 Evo 2020 put in a convincing performance, consistently running in the podium positions. The number 62 car was in second place by the sixth hour and third by the twelfth hour, successfully alternating drivers during the various stages of the race, in which it also held the lead for many laps. Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado were more active in the early and late stages of the race, while Davide Rigon and Daniel Serra were more often behind the wheel in the middle stages when the extremely cold temperatures made the tyre warm-up process difficult. This was a phase in which the Ferraris lost decisive seconds to their rivals in the first few passes after the pit stop. With Pier Guidi at the wheel, Ferrari tried to attack for the win in the final stages but a different strategy to their rivals in the final FCY phase had put the Italian back in fourth place. Pier Guidi, back in third position, during the last lap benefited from the outcome of the fierce duel between the two Porsches driven by Jaminet and Vanthoor, who were in the lead at the time, which gave a well-deserved second position to the American team behind the Pfaff Motorsport car.

GTD
A well-deserved podium finish, which the AF Corse 488 GT3 Evo 2020 was earning after a race conducted on the attack and in the top positions, disappeared at the end. Less than thirty minutes from the checkered flag, during a yellow flag phase, an unauthorised overtaking move forced the car to serve a drive-through that excluded it from the fight for victory. Nicklas Nielsen, together with Toni Vilander, had been the stars of the race up until that point. The Maranello car could no longer count on optimum performance after the contact in the early hours of the race involving Luis Perez Companc. Both the Argentinean and Simon Mann were, however, the authors of a very positive performance that had seen the young Italian champion also leading the race. The final finish of fourth place, just over ten seconds from the podium, despite the difficulties encountered, is a very positive result.

For Cetilar Racing, what just ended was a 24 Hours of Daytona to be quickly filed away in terms of results but to be used as a valuable experience in view of the season that it will face in the American series. After two contacts in the first hours of the race that forced the Ferrari to make two very long pit stops, the car of the Italian team led by Roberto Lacorte, with Giorgio Sernagiotto, Antonio Fuoco and Alessio Rovera at his side, crossed the finish line in fourteenth position.



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Cla

IC

Class

Num

Chassis

s/n

Driver

Laps

1

1

DPi

60

Acura DPi

 

Oliver Jarvis
Tom Blomqvist
Helio Castroneves
Simon Pagenaud

761

2

2

DPi

10

Acura DPi

 

Ricky Taylor
Filipe Albuquerque
Alexander Rossi
Will Stevens

761

3

3

DPi

5

Cadillac DPi

 

Tristan Vautier
Richard Westbrook
Loic Duval
Ben Keating

761

4

4

DPi

31

Cadillac DPi

 

Pipo Derani
Tristan Nunez
Mike Conway

761

5

1

LMP2

81

ORECA LMP2 07

 

Eric Lux
Devlin DeFrancesco
Patricio O'Ward
Colton Herta

751

6

2

LMP2

29

ORECA LMP2 07

 

Fritsvan Eerd
Giedo van der Garde
Murry Dylan
Rinus van Kalmthout

751

7

3

LMP2

8

ORECA LMP2 07

 

John Farano
Louis Deletraz
Rui Pinto
Ferdinand Habsburg

751

8

4

LMP2

52

ORECA LMP2 07

 

Ben Keating
Mikkel Jensen
Scott Huffaker
Nicolas Lapierre

751

9

5

LMP2

68

ORECA LMP2 07

 

François Heriau
Oliver Rasmussen
Ed Jones
René Rast

744

10

6

LMP2

22

ORECA LMP2 07

 

Jim McGuire
Guy Smith
PhilipH anson
Will Owen

740

11

5

DPi

48

Cadillac DPi

 

MikeR ockenfeller
Kamui Kobayashi
Jimmie Johnson
Jose Maria Lopez

739

12

6

DPi

02

Cadillac DPi

 

Earl Bamber
Alex Lynn
Marcus Ericsson
Kevin Magnussen

734

13

1

LMP3

74

Ligier JSP3 20

 

Gar Robinson
Felipe Fraga
Kayvan Berlo
Michael Cooper

723

14

7

DPi

01

Cadillac DPi

 

Renger van der Zande
Sébastien Bourdais
Scott Dixon
Alex Palou

722

15

2

LMP3

33

Ligier JSP3 20

 

Joao Barbosa
Malthe Jakobsen
Seb Priaulx
Lance Willsey

722

16

3

LMP3

54

Ligier JSP3 20

 

Jon Bennett
Colin Braun
George Kurtz
Nic Jönsson

721

17

4

LMP3

36

Ligier JSP3 20

 

Jarett Andretti
Josh Burdon
Rasmus Lindh
Gabby Chaves

719

18

7
dnf

LMP2

18

ORECA LMP2 07

 

Dwight Merriman
Kyle Tilley
Ryan Dalziel
Paul-Loup Chatin

718

19

1

GTD PRO

9

Porsche 911 GT3R

 

Matt Campbell
Mathieu Jaminet
Felipe Nasr

711

20

2

GTD PRO

62

Ferrari 488 GT3

 

Alessandro Pier Guidi
James Calado
Daniel Serra
Davide Rigon

711

21

3

GTD PRO

2

Porsche 911 GT3R

 

Laurens Vanthoor
Patrick Pilet
Dennis Olsen
Alexandre Imperatori

711

22

4

GTD PRO

14

Lexus RCF GT3

 

Jack Hawksworth
Ben Barnicoat
Kyle Kirkwood

711

23

5

GTD PRO

15

Mercedes-AMG GT3

 

Dirk Muller
Patrick Assenheimer
Austin Cindric

709

24

1

GTD

16

Porsche 911 GT3R

 

Ryan Hardwick
Zacharie Robichon
Jan Heylen
Richard Lietz

707

25

2

GTD

44

Aston Martin Vantage GT3

 

John Potter
Andy Lally
Spencer Pumpelly
Jonathan Adam

707

26

3

GTD

32

Mercedes-AMG GT3

 

Mike Skeen
GuyC osmo
Stevan McAleer
Scott Andrews

707

27

4

GTD

21

Ferrari 48 8GT3

 

Mann Simon
Luis Perez Companc
Nicklas Nielsen
Toni Vilander

707

28

5

GTD

70

McLaren 720S GT3

 

Brendan Iribe
Frederik Schandorff
Ollie Millroy
Jordan Lee Pepper

705

29

6

GTD

57

Mercedes-AMG GT3

 

Russell Ward
Philip Ellis
Mikael Grenier
Lucas Auer

699

30

6

GTD PRO

3

Corvette C8.R GTD

 

Antonio Garcia
Jordan Taylor
Nick Catsburg

698

31

7

GTD PRO

25

BMW M4 GT3

 

Connorde Phillippi
John Edwards
Augusto Farfus
Jesse Krohn

698

32

7

GTD

64

Porsche 911 GT3R

 

Ted Giovanis
Hugh Plumb
Matt Plumb
Owen Trinkler

697

33

5

LMP3

13

Duqueine D08

 

Orey Fidani
Kuno Wittmer
Lars Kern
Matthew Bell

695

34

8

GTD

71

Lamborghini Huracan GT3

 

Franck Perera
Llarena Mateo
Paul Maximilian
Mikhail Goikhberg

692

35

9

GTD

27

Aston Martin Vantage GT3

 

Roman DeAngelis
Ian James
Darren Turner
Tom Gamble

688

36

6

LMP3

26

Duqueine D08

 

Nolan Siegel
Cameron Shields
Charles Crews
Ugo De

681

37

8

GTD PRO

79

Porsche 911 GT3R

 

Cooper MacNeil
Julien Andlauer
Matteo Cairoli
Alessio Picariello

673

38

10

GTD

99

Porsche 911 GT3R

 

Rob Ferriol
Katherine Legge
Stefan Wilson
Nicholas Boulle

672

39

11
dnf

GTD

19

Lamborghini Huracan GT3

 

Bill Sweedler
John Megrue
Giacomo Altoè
Jeff Segal

669

40

12

GTD

98

Aston Martin Vantage GT3

 

Paul Dalla Lana
David Pittard
Charlie Eastwood
Nicki Thiim

667

41

9

GTD PRO

24

BMW M4 GT3

 

Philipp Eng
Marco Wittmann
Nick Yelloly
Sheldon Van Der Linde

665

42

8
dnf

LMP2

11

ORECA LMP2 07

 

Thomas Steven
Josh Pierson
Jonathan Bomarito
Harry Tincknell

663

43

13

GTD

66

Acura NSX GT3

 

Kyffin Simpson
Till Bechtolsheimer
Marc Miller
Mario Farnbacher

659

44

14

GTD

47

Ferrari 488 GT3

 

Roberto Lacorte
Giorgio Sernagiotto
Antonio Fuoco
Alessio Rovera

652

45

15

GTD

12

Lexus RCF GT3

 

Frankie Montecalvo
Aaron Telitz
Richard Heistand
Townsend Bell

634

46

10

GTD PRO

4

Corvette C8.R GTD

 

Tommy Milner
Nick Tandy
Marco Sorensen

626

47

7
dnf

LMP3

38

Ligier JSP3 20

 

Dan Goldburg
Hikaru Abe
Garett Grist
Nicolas Pino

588

48

9
dnf

LMP2

69

ORECA LMP 207

 

John Falb
James Allen
Luca Ghiotto
Tijmenvan

556

49

16
dnf

GTD

42

Lamborghini Huracan GT3

 

Don Yount
Benja Hites
Jaden Conwright
Markus Palttala

524

50

11
dnf

GTD PRO

97

Mercedes-AMG GT3

 

Cooper MacNeil
Daniel Juncadella
Maro Engel
Jules Gounon

487

51

8
dnf

LMP3

7

Duqueine D08

 

Mark Kvamme
Austin McCusker
Trenton Estep
Antoine Doquin

425

52

12
dnf

GTD PRO

63

Lamborghini Huracan GT3

 

Marco Mapelli
Andrea Caldarelli
Mirko Bortolotti
Rolf Ineichen

400

53

9
dnf

LMP3

6

Duqueine D08

 

Efrin Castro
Moritz Kranz
Ori Ayrton
Joel Miller

363

54

17
dnf

GTD

39

Lamborghini Huracan GT3

 

Robert Megennis
Corey Lewis
Sandy Mitchell
Jeff Westphal

349

55

10
dnf

LMP2

20

ORECA LMP2 07

 

Dennis Andersen
Anders Fjordbach
Fabio Scherer
Nico Mueller

345

56

18
dnf

GTD

96

BMW M4 GT3

 

Robby Foley
Bill Auberlen
Michael Dinan
Jens Klingmann

280

57

19
dnf

GTD

59

McLaren 720S GT3

 

Lance Bergstein
Jon Miller
Patrick Gallagher
Paul Holton

263

58

20
dnf

GTD

28

Mercedes-AMG GT3

 

Michaelde Quesada
Daniel Morad
Linus Lundqvist
Maximillian Goetz

181

59

13
dnf

GTD PRO

23

Aston Martin Vantage GT3

 

Ross Gunn
Alex Riberas
Maxime Martin

103

60

21
dnf

GTD

75

Mercedes-AMG GT3

 

Kenny Habul
Luca Stolz
Raffaele Marciello
Fabian Schiller

101

61

22
dnf

GTD

34

Porsche 911 GT3R

 

Kyle Washington
James Sofronas
Jeroen Bleekemolen
Klaus Bachler

88