Toronto, Ontario, Canada (5 March 2015) With three wins, eight podiums, and a strong run to third in the 2014 championship, Toronto-based R.Ferri Motorsport RACING WITH FERRARI made a big impression in its first season of Pirelli World Challenge competition.
Starting this weekend at the Circuit of the Americas, the team will look to build on that impressive 2014 effort as R.Ferri Motorsport RACING WITH FERRARI returns to the highly competitive sprint racing category in 2015, and has Olivier Beretta to piloting the No. 61 Ferrari 458 Italia in the GT class. He was a regular with Ferrari in European racing series and brings a wealth of experience to the team.
While the 2015 season marks just the second in the sprint category for R. Ferri RACING WITH FERRARI, the team brings a deep roster of talent and experience to the program. Racing is in the blood of the organization, starting with the passion and dedication of team principal Remo Ferri, and the team has years of history in the sport including strong campaigns in GRAND-AM, IMSA as well as strong representation in Ferrari Challenge.
“After a successful inaugural season in the Pirelli World Challenge in 2014, we are excited to be back this year with a proven driver that has a tremendous amount of experience with the Ferrari 458 GT3. With our support from the factory coupled with the experience we gained from last year, I feel confident that we can be a very strong team and compete for the championship as I know we have a great car,” said Ferri.
Olivier Beretta will be behind the wheel of the Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 #61 car. He was a regular with Ferrari in European racing series and brings a wealth of knowledge to the team.
“Having raced the Ferrari 458 GT3 in the past, I’m looking forward to racing in the Pirelli World Challenge. This is a new challenge for me and I know the car very well. I’m happy to be racing for R.Ferri Motorsport and together I feel we can have a successful year,” said Beretta.
The 2015 Pirelli World Challenge GT season consists of 11 rounds at eleven prestigious venues across North America, starting this weekend in Austin at The Circuit of Americas. Included in the schedule is the home race for R.Ferri Motorsport at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park race track in Bowmanville, Ontario on May 15th to 17th.
About R.Ferri Motorsport RACING WITH FERRARI: Led by Remo Ferri, R.Ferri Motorsport Racing with Ferrari is in its second full season of competition in the Pirelli World Challenge. Founded in 1991, R.Ferri Motorsport is a professional Canadian racing team headquartered in Toronto, Ontario and races in partnership with the Remo Ferri Group of Automobiles including Ferrari of Ontario, Toronto and Alberta. R.Ferri Motorsport also provides technical, racing, and logistical support for 6 Ferrari 458s that take part in the North American Ferrari Challenge along with other exclusive customer track events. Learn more at www.rferrimotorsport.com.
Ferrari of Ontario/Ferrari of Alberta:
Canada’s premiere authorized Ferrari dealership group specializing in new and pre-owned sales, Classiche designation work, collision repair and factory trained service and original parts. Ferrari of Ontario and Ferrari of Alberta are part of the Remo Ferri Group. One of Canada’s leading sports and luxury automotive groups.
For more information please visit www.ferrariofontario.com
Remo Ferri Group of Automobiles:
The Remo Ferri Group of Automobiles owns and operates 9 dealerships representing 14 automotive brands in Ontario and Alberta and 2 Motorcycle brands. Owned and operated by Remo Ferri since 1976, the group continually delivers excellence in automotive sales and customer service and strives to be the best quality, sports, performance and luxury automotive group in Canada. For more information please visit www.remoferrigroup.com
About Pirelli World Challenge Series: The Pirelli World Challenge series is one of North America’s top production car-based racing championships. Divided into four separate categories (Pirelli World Challenge GT, Pirelli World Challenge GTS, Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car and Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car B-Spec), each race features thrilling standing starts, adrenaline filled door-to-door action and world-class drivers.