Risi Competizione Tag

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The 57th Rolex 24 at Daytona started off the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and after everybody has had time to dry themselves off, let’s make some random observations. It was good to see the Mazda DPis up front near the start of the race. Team Joest has made a lot of progress with making those cars fast but reliability is still the biggest concern. Since the engine revs won’t be so high at Sebring, the team might have a shot at winning. After all, lastRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, FL– Ahead of the 57th Rolex 24 at Daytona, it’s time to make some random predictions about the twice around the clock classic. DPi/overall winner: No. 7 Acura Team Penske DPi. The combination of Helio Castroneves, Ricky Taylor and Alexander Rossi is very hard to beat and if the Mazdas falter, they will be right there to pick up the pieces. DPi dark horse candidate: No. 77 Mazda Team Joest DPi. The Mazdas have been very fast but their reliability has been in question.Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship kicks off with the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the GT classes have very few changes compared to their prototype counterparts. Michelin is the sole tire supplier in the WeatherTech Championship and while this doesn’t change anything in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class, the GT Daytona (GTD) class is changing after being on Continental since the sports car racing merger of 2014. GTLM cars are based on the GTE platform that runs in the FIA World Endurance Championship andRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The 2019 Roar Before the 24 test at the Daytona International Speedway road course prepares teams and drivers for the upcoming 2019 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona and caution was seemingly thrown to the wind by Mazda Team Joest ahead of the season-opening race for the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. After suffering issue after issue in last year’s Rolex 24, the squad made several changes during the offseason to its technical staff and minor changes to their driver lineup that seem to be paying dividendsRead More

Posted On February 5, 2016By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News

Risi Competizione receives invitation to 24 Hours of Le Mans

Houston, Texas (February 5, 2016)…Risi Competizione is proud to announce they have received an invitation from the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) for the 84th annual 24 Hours of Le Mans race. The Houston, Texas-based American team received delivery of its brand new Ferrari 488 GTE just days prior to the 54th annual running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona race the last weekend of January. The Risi Competizione team of drivers Toni Vilander, Giancarlo Fisichella, Davide Rigon and Olivier Beretta finished sixth in the highly competitive GTLM class. Vilander,Read More

Posted On September 18, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News

Risi Competizione sponsors young journalists at COTA

Risi Competizione, the Houston, Texas-based IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship (TUSC) series racing team, famous for the success of a series of red No. 62 Ferrari race cars, is back at Austin’s Circuit of The Americas (COTA) with the second year of their innovative Young Journalists program. The journalistic initiative puts college students in the Media Center for this weekend’s Lone Star Le Mans race weekend, which includes both the 6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) race and the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar ChampionshipRead More

Posted On August 23, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Uncategorized

Tandy, Pilet win third straight TUDOR Championship race at VIR

DANVILLE, Va. – It was a chance for the production-based GT classes to shine, and they didn’t disappoint in Sunday’s Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway. For Round 10 of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the Oak Tree Grand Prix – named for the massive oak that overlooked the south end of the 3.27-mile natural road course until it fell two years ago – the two Prototype classes had the weekend off, giving the spotlight to the GT Le Mans and GT Daytona cars. The overall and GTRead More
Houston, Texas (April 29, 2015)… Risi Competizione is back at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend, May 1 – 3, site of two victories, four additional podiums and three poles in 15 seasons of competition at the scenic Northern California road course. Round Four of the 2015 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship series will feature the quick and productive driving duo of Italian Giancarlo Fisichella and German Pierre Kaffer behind the wheel of the Houston, Texas-based No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 458 Italia, clad in Ferrari’s traditional Rosso Corsa (racingRead More