In the Pirelli World Challenge, Martin Fuentes in the no. 07 Scuderia Corsa / Hublot Ferrari 458 Italia, exits Road America weekend by maintaining his GTA championship lead despite a pair of challenging races. Suffering multiple contacts on the first laps during Saturday race, Fuentes was forced into retirement for the first time this season. Crew efforts to repairs the overheating engine issue allowed Fuentes to score fourth place in Sunday’s race and secure valuable points for the Championship, for which he still hold a steady lead.
“Martin did the best he could at Road America this weekend” said Giacomo Mattioli, Scuderia Corsa team owner “You know that you are due for a bad weekend over the course of a long championship. We maintained a strong leadership in the points and we are moving on. I am sure Martin will be even more determined at the next race in Mid-Ohio”.
Pirelli World Challenge will return on July 29-30 at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
About Scuderia Corsa:
2016 24Hours of Le Mans GTE-Am winner, 2015 24Hours of Le Mans Podium, 2015 IMSA GTD and 2013 Grand-AM Rolex GT championship-winning team Scuderia Corsa was founded in 2013 by Giacomo Mattioli and Art Zafiropoulo. Giacomo Mattioli is the owner of Ferrari Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and South Bay and partner in Ferrari Maserati Silicon Valley with Art Zafiropoulo.
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