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
Sonoma, Calif. (August 28th , 2015) - After leading the GT Drivers’ Championship for months, Olivier Beretta, of Monte Carlo, Monaco in the No. 61 Ferrari of Ontario/Toronto/Alberta Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia, comes into the Sonoma weekend third in points (1419) after two results out of the top 5 at Miller. Beretta has won three races this season and he makes his first PWC series start at Sonoma.
Sonoma Raceway, 11-turn road course (1.99 miles)
Saturday, Aug. 29
• 10 a.m. GTS qualifying
• 12:30 p.m. GT, GTA, GT Cup qualifying
50 minutes (GT/GTA/GT Cup, GTS)
Live Internet Telecast (on www.world-challengeTV.com and www.motortrendondemand.com):
Saturday, Aug. 29
• 4:30 p.m. GT, GTA, GT Cup Race 2
Sunday, Aug. 30
• 10:40 a.m. GT, GTA, GT Cup Race 2
All times listed above Pacific
Television (on CBS Sports Network):
On CBS Sports Network Sunday, September 6, 2 PM: GT/GTA, GT Cup presented by MOMO. Wednesday, September 9, 9 p.m.: GTS. All times listed Eastern
TOOELE, Utah – With the 2015 season now in the homestretch, GT Cup drivers will run Rounds 14 and 15 of the Pirelli World Challenge Series. The series makes its eighth appearance at Miller Motorsports Park this weekend.
Ryan Dalziel Holds Slim Lead over our driver Olivier Beretta of R.Ferri Motorsport. After leading the drivers’ championship for months, Beretta, of Monte Carlo, Monaco in our No. 61 Ferrari of Ontario/Toronto/Alberta Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia, comes into the Miller weekend second in points (1305) after scoring a third and a fourth at Mid-Ohio. Beretta has won three races this season and he makes his first PWC series start at Miller. The former F1 pilot has raced at Miller before in another sports car racing series.
All the action can been seen live via http://www.world-challengetv.com/
Broadcast Times (EST):
GT Race 1- 2:30pm
GT Race 2- 2:00pm
R.Ferri RACING WITH FERRARI Leads Pirelli World Challenge Team and Driver Championships into Mid-Ohio Double-header
TORONTO (29 July 2015) – After a four-week break in the action, things are ready to get very busy in Pirelli World Challenge competition.
This weekend’s annual visit to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course sees the Pirelli World Challenge stage a double-header as R.Ferri RACING WITH FERRARI looks to grow its championship advantage in both the team and driver standings with 12 rounds of racing in the rearview mirror.
The team opened the year with a big victory with the No. 61 Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 at the Circuit of the Americas, and has been a championship target for the rest of the field ever since. R.Ferri RACING WITH FERRARI driver Olivier Beretta has made quick work of his first full season of World Challenge competition, scoring wins in the first three race weekends and regularly bringing home podiums when racing fate kept him from victory.
Saturday’s Round 14 and Sunday’s Round 15 could provide some pivotal momentum as the natural terrain road course kicks off a sprint to the end of the Pirelli World Challenge Championship, set to be decided at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on September 13.
The track is one that Beretta knows well, with multiple wins, poles, and podiums in a wide range of racing machines. The team will also be bringing its experience to bear on the 13-turn, 2.258-mile natural terrain circuit that will also play host to the Verizon IndyCar Series as part of the Honda 200 weekend.
“ !” said Beretta
Mid-Ohio fans will see a rolling start for Saturday’s (50 minute) race and a standing start for the Sunday afternoon round. The races will feature the GT and GTA classes as well as GT Cup.
Honda Indy 200
Pirelli World Challenge, Rounds 14 & 15
TV: CBS Sports Network
Sunday, August 9, 4 PM ET
Qualifying: 8:50 AM Saturday
Round 14: 4:45 PM ET Saturday
Round 15: 12:00 PM ET Sunday
LIVE RACE COVERAGE: www.world-challengetv.com0
Mosport Park, 18 May – It proved a tricky weekend for the Ferraris competing in the Pirelli World Challenge but even tougher for Olivier Beretta who left Canada, the home nation of the R. Ferri team, still topping the standings but only after two very complicated races.
Difficult times. Beretta, in fact, had to make do with a seventh and an eighth place, a very disappointing tally after what we saw in qualifying when the Monegasque driver managed to stay well up the front throughout. In Race 1, he was seventh across the line while yesterday’s race saw him involved in a close encounter with the McLaren of Kevin Estre at the midpoint stage of the race, when he was lying third. Both drivers went off the track and Olivier got back in 10th position but was able to work his way up to eighth in the end. By way of consolation, Beretta’s main rival in the title race, Porsche driver Ryan Dalziel, garnered even fewer points. A double victory by Johnny O’Connell (Cadillac), excellent results from Butch Leitziger, Chris Dyson (Bentley) and Mike Skeen (Audi), however, mixed things up in the standings. Beretta thus hangs on as leader but he will find himself doing battle with a much larger crowd for the title in two weeks’ time in Detroit.
Bowmanville, ON – The Remo Ferri Group has been named lead sponsor of the upcoming Pirelli World Challenge races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, May 15-17. The Remo Ferri Group Canadian Grand Prix presented by Replay XD, part of the Victoria Day SpeedFest weekend will see over 90 drivers across all seven of the series’ classes compete at the challenging 2.458 10-turn permanent road course.
Weekend SuperTickets are just $50 ($60 at the gate), General Camping is $40 ($50 at the gate) and RV Camping is $60 ($70 at the gate).
R. Ferri Motorsport also offers a Race Weekend Hospitality Pass (Saturday and Sunday) for $500. Individual Saturday or Sunday Hospitality Pass is $250.
Contact Ferrari of Ontario at 416-749-5325 or firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase your pass!
Ferrari wins in Long Beach once again as Beretta grows championship points lead after rough and tumble race
Long Beach, Calif. (19 April 2015) – R.Ferri Motorsport RACING WITH FERRARI returned to the top step of the Pirelli World Challenge podium again on Sunday as Olivier Beretta emerged from a street fight to win the Grand Prix of Long Beach with the No. 61 R.Ferri Motorsport RACING WITH FERRARI Ferrari 458 Italia.
The win is the third World Challenge victory of the season for the team, which has grown its lead in the championship with five of 16 races in the championship now in the books.
Beretta started the race from pole position, and claimed the lead at the start. The opening lap set the tone for the 24-lap race, as the yellow flag waved shortly after the racers leapt from the standing start. A series of restarts brought several successive incidents as the 40-car multi-class field fought for positions.
The No. 61 Ferrari held the advantage through all 24 laps, but a close moment saw Beretta cede the lead for as he fell to third. However he made a decisive move inside to regain second place, but the room ran out and the leader was forced to the side as Beretta regained his place at the point.
Multiple restarts gave the field the chance to claim the lead, but Beretta was able to fend off all challengers to score his third win of the season.
“It was difficult because each time you went under yellow, you had to restart everything,” said Beretta. “Each time on the restart, it is a challenge. I’m happy with the result, I just feel sorry for Johnny (O’Connell)—we went three wide into the corner and there was contact. I am sorry for him–I don’t think it was my mistake, it was just that on a street race right there, we could not be three wide. This (Pirelli World Challenge) is a very good series, a very good championship. I have a very good team, they work very hard to give me this car. It is good for Ferrari. This is the last year for this 458 Italia, so we need to win the most that we can.”
The win now has moved the team to a 58-point advantage as the series prepares for a quick turnaround with a cross-country trip to make ahead of next weekend’s double-header event at Barber Motorsports Park.
“It is great to get a win,” said team owner Remo Ferri. “This was a bit of a mess today (with so many yellow flags). We could have raced more and I would have liked to see more racing laps, so I am a little bit sorry for the fans. But we won the race, so I am very excited. The team did a great job and Olivier (Beretta) drove well so it was a good result for us here at Long Beach with the Ferrari.”
Up Next: Barber Motorsports Park, April 24-26 for Rounds 6-7.
Long Beach Grand Prix Pirelli World Challenge BROADCAST: CBS Sports Network Sunday, April 26, 3:30 PM ET0
St. Petersburg, Fla. (29 March 2015) – There was much to celebrate in Maranello as Ferrari fans around the world had a Sunday to remember.
Just hours after Scuderia Ferrari won the Formula 1 race in Malaysia, R.Ferri Motorsport RACING WITH FERRARI took a dramatic victory on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida in Round 4 of the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge championship.
Starting from third on the grid, R.Ferri Motorsport RACING WITH FERRARI driver Olivier Beretta raced the No. 61 Ferrari 458 Italia into the lead at the start and never looked back, taking his second victory of the 2015 season.
“It is a good day for Ferrari, victory in Formula One and in GT!” said Beretta, who added to his impressive resume of victories on the St. Pete street circuit. “I just did my job and I am very happy. I had no choice but to go for the lead early in the race because you never know if you are going to get yellow flags here. The team did a very good job and I am very happy to win for them again!”
R.Ferri Motorsport RACING WITH FERRARI has now proven victorious in both visits to the 1.8-mile temporary road circuit, having taken a win in World Challenge GTA competition last
“My father said, ‘with hard work and honesty, you get results,” said team owner Remo Ferri. “And that is why we are here. We work hard and we push hard. We have a great car and a fantastic team and now we are looking forward to the next one!”
After opening the weekend with a run to eighth in Race 1 on Saturday, Beretta’s Race 2 victory launched him into the provisional points lead in the Pirelli World Challenge championship standings, with the series set to return to race action April 17-19 with the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
St. Petersburg Grand Prix race BROADCAST: CBS Sports Network Sunday, April 5, 5 PM ET