- Dec 11, 2005
to what rules are those GT cars built?
GTE? GT3? and most importantly, do they also have BoP?
all my sources seem to miss the IMSA scene, even reports about australian V8 appears in my RSS feed, but nothing about IMSA...
i should remedy that!
Risi to miss at least three IMSA races
Risi Competizione will miss at least the next three IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship rounds due to budgetary issues.
"We won't do Watkins Glen, Lime Rock or Mosport (Canadian Tire Motorsport Park)," Risi team manager Dave Sims told RACER. "We're targeting Road America as our next [race], but I won't know until I speak with Giuseppe Risi tomorrow what the budget will allow."
The Risi team is coming off an expensive weekend in Le Mans where a brand-new Ferrari 488 GTE it had leased for the event was badly damaged in a crash with Matthieu Vaxiviere. Mired well down IMSA's GT Le Mans championship standings, 2017 has been anything but kind to the Houston-based outfit.
"We'd like to get out again and put a good finish on the season," Sims said. "Le Mans went badly for us and things haven't gone so well in the last few IMSA races, either. It hasn't been the easiest year for our boys."
Risi vows return to IMSA grid in 2017
Giuseppe Risi vowed his Risi Competizione race team will return to the IMSA grid in 2017, one day after announcing it will miss at least the next three races due to budgetary issues.
"Following an extremely challenging first half of 2017, most recently at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, I have decided to withdraw the Risi Competizione race team from part of the 2017 IMSA season in order to consolidate resources and to reflect on future racing programs," Risi said.
In a statement, Risi Competizione said "The Team, which has been a successful, championship-winning part of the U.S. sports car racing scene for many decades, proudly representing Ferrari, and fully intends to return to competition in 2017. The Risi Team's future plans will be revealed in due course."
The Risi team is coming off an expensive weekend in Le Mans where a brand-new Ferrari 488 GTE-Pro class car it had leased for the event was badly damaged in an early-race crash with Matthieu Vaxiviere, for which the Frenchman issued an apology.
Risi started the 2017 season with third-place podium finishes at both the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. The following two IMSA sprint races at Long Beach and Circuit of the Americas saw the team knocked out by follow competitors and suffer damage to the Ferrari 488 GTLM.