In the IMSA USCC championship Giancarlo Fisichella will be joined in the
Risi Competizione car by Toni Vilander, second in the WEC in 2015
together with Bruni.
With the addition of Bird there are now eight Ferrari official GT drivers. The
season’s programme for Andrea Bertolini and Olivier Beretta is still being
Vilander teams up with Fisichella in 488 of Risi Competizione
Experience is generally crucial in car racing, but is even more so in
America’s IMSA United SportsCar Championship. A consistently good
performance, notching up the points race by race, is more important than
high notes, which is why Ferrari decided to give to Risi Competizione team
a new crew to try to win the GT-Le Mans class championship.
Winners at Le Mans
Giancarlo Fisichella and Finland’s Toni Vilander, until last year paired up
with Gianmaria “Gimmi” Bruni in the WEC, will crew the new 488 turbo
engine car that will make its debut in this competition at Daytona in late
January. Fisichella and Vilander will have no problems working together as
they have previously paired up six times in the Le Mans 24 Hours, winning
in 2012 and 2014. Fisichella and Vilander will race the entire season at the
wheel of car no. 62 of Giuseppe Risi’s team and will try to win a title that
Ferrari has repeatedly just missed out on in recent seasons.