Everything on the Line This Weekend as R.Ferri RACING WITH FERRARI Targets Pirelli World Challenge Team and Driver Championships
TORONTO (9 September 2015) – The team that opened the season on top is looking to close it out in the same way as R. Ferri RACING WITH FERRARI targets the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge Team and Driver Championships this weekend.
Launching his first full season World Challenge campaign with authority, Olivier Beretta drove the No. 61 Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 to victory in the season-opening race at the Circuit of the Americas in March. He continued to add to his win and podium count through a wide range of tracks and locations across North America on the way to this weekend’s season-finale.
The championship stage could hardly be better as Sunday’s season finale will take place at the world-renowned Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. With Beretta just 26 points adrift of the championship lead, the 2015 World Challenge Team and Driver GT Class Championships will only be decided after the 50-minute sprint to the checkered flag on Sunday.
The 20-round championship was arguably the most competitive in the history of the series, with six different manufacturers taking to victory lane during the course of the season.
The team, which is guided by the passion of team owner Remo Ferri has produced a string of stirring performances on a wide range of tracks. In the hands of Beretta, the No. 61 Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 has proven to be a capable competitor and could emerge as champion this weekend.
R. Ferri RACING WITH FERRARI first raced in World Challenge in 2014 and saw its two-car entry prove to be a factor all year long. A return to the championship in 2015 yielded more results, with Beretta only focused on one thing this weekend.
“Like everyone on this team, I am looking for the win!” said Beretta, who has wins at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on his extensive resume. “The team did a fantastic, huge job even when we were in difficulty, they never gave up. We had a good year, and are on the last track of the season, so we must just go for it. Now we go to Laguna and we want to win. We have nothing to lose so we’re going to go for it. We are just interested in the win—being second or sixth, that is the same result!”
Sunday’s race will be streamed live at www.world-challengetv.com, with the CBS Sports Network broadcasting the race on Sunday, September 20 at 3:30 PM ET
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, 11-Turn road course, 2.238 Miles
50 minutes (GT)
Sunday, Sept. 13:
4:35 p.m. – 5:25 p.m. GT Race