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    F430's to Race in ALMS

    No they wont be racing against Corvettes in GT1 class, they are too slow for that But they will be up against the Porsche RSR's in the slower GT2 class.

    Today - Braselton, Ga. - Risi Competizione has confirmed its plans today to field two Ferrari 430 GT race cars in the GT2 class of the American Le Mans Series for 2006. It marks the first full season entry for Ferrari into the Series since 2004 and the addition of yet another elite manufacturer into the class.

    "Ferrari embodies many of the same qualities that the American Le Mans Series embraces," Series President and CEO Scott Atherton said. "Exotic, prestigious and elite are descriptions that come to mind when discussing both. Ferrari has played a significant role in the American Le Mans Series throughout its history, and we are ecstatic that it will be returning to our grid."

    Team owner Giuseppe Risi said one Ferrari will campaign the entire season, including the season-opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. A second car will compete at multiple races including the Lone Star Grand Prix to be staged in Houston, the team's home base, on May 12. Both cars will run on Michelin tires.

    "We're very pleased to race a Ferrari again in the American Le Mans Series," Risi said. "We believe that this is the leading sports car series in the United States, and we are looking forward to the competition in the GT2 class."

    more details ...

    http://www.americanlemans.com/News/Article.aspx?NewsID=1746

    http://www.feeds4all.nl/Itemdetails.aspx?ItemID=9423407

    Re: Factory F430's to Race in ALMS

    they car customer cars, not factory .

    Re: Factory F430's to Race in ALMS

    Your right almost, the cars have complete factory support, so its kind of a in name only situation.

     
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