to “US sportscar racing's worst kept secret”, Giuseppe
Risi and his Risi Competizione have confirmed their participation
in the 2006 American Le Mans Series – but have provided no
more details of the project.
new car looks very promising,” says the team owner (right).
“Intense chassis development by Ferrari has resulted in greatly
increased stiffness and the car features a new, larger displacement,
engine design with more horsepower. I'm really looking forward to
joining battle with a stellar list of GT2 competitors, including
Porsche, BMW, and Lexus. The competition on track will be great
for everyone: manufacturers, teams, drivers, fans, quite simply
everyone. We expect to fly the Ferrari standard high this year.”
hasn’t mentioned the Multimatic Motorsport Team Panoz entries,
which are also going to be highly competitive: they certainly were
in testing last week, at Sebring.
hasn’t been formally announced as one of the drivers, yet.
No drivers have been announced at this stage - although Ralf is
definitely going to drive.
Belloc at the wheel at Fiorano, isn't it?
embodies many of the same qualities that the American Le Mans Series
embraces,” Series President and CEO Scott Atherton remarked.
“Exotic, prestigious and elite are descriptions that come
to mind when discussing both. Ferrari has played a significant role
in the American Le Mans Series throughout its history, and we are
ecstatic that it will be returning to our grid.”
The next installment(s)
regarding ALMS entries should involve the GT1 category.