Mowlem For Ferrari At Mosport
Johnny Mowlem returns to the ALMS this coming weekend, partnering Stephane Ortelli in the #62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 430.

“It’s great to be back in the ALMS,” says the former Saleen man, “I'm very flattered to be asked, especially as Ferrari in Italy have such an influence in the driver choice: I will be doing everything I can to help Risi get back on track and win the race.”

He’s driven for Giuseppe Risi’s team in the past, notably in the Daytona 24 Hours (second place overall in 2003), and the team is keen to create “an upturn in performance”, after a couple of disappointing performances, most recently at Road America.

Stephane Ortelli certainly welcomes the partnership with Johnny Mowlem.

“I think we’ll be a strong team,” says the Frenchman, "and the Ferrari should be really strong around Mosport, from what I’ve heard of the circuit. We're testing on Tuesday, and it will be a help that Johnny knows the track.”

Mowlem and Terry Borcheller finished a highly competitive third in the ACEMCO Saleen last year, having led the factory Corvettes for virtually the entire race, with first Terry and then Johnny never more than 6 or 7 seconds ahead, up until losing out on in the pits during the final round of pitstops, with just minutes remaining.

"Last year Mosport was probably our strongest race, and I'm hoping I can continue in that vein and have a strong race this year also," said the Englishman. "Obviously I'm still in the Autosport Designs Racing Aston Martin in the Speed World GTs, so it will be a busy weekend, but I'm looking forward to it!"

Pit lane rumour has it that Mowlem also has some potentially exciting plans for the remaining ALMS races, so for now he is committed to running the Ferrari just for the Mosport race.

 

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