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car was withdrawn before that meeting started).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