The Return Of The Picchio
Four DP manufacturers becomes five again at Homestead this coming weekend, as a Picchio, with a BMW engine, returns to the Rolex Series, to be driven by Alex Ciompi – described as ‘the Tuscan driver’, which is a reference to Tuscany, not a TVR product – and Tim Hubman.

ADi Motorsport is the entrant, as listed for the Rolex 24 in January (but the Italian car was withdrawn before that meeting started).

Ciompi (on test duties in Italy, right) was the best novice in Italian F3000s in 2004, and he’ll be helping the Italian manufacturer develop its products this year, with ‘particular regard to the Daytona Prototype’.

The company’s plan is to ‘evaluate the opportunity for Picchio to officially take part in the Rolex Series, with a car directly managed by the factory and not by private teams’.

”With this mission in the US we will be able to better estimate the terms of a possible direct participation in the prestigious Grand Am series,” says Mr. Di Pietrantonio, the General Manager of Picchio.


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