R.Ferri Motorsport RACING WITH FERRARI returns to the Pirelli World Challenge for its 2018 Season

Ferrari veteran Toni Vilander set to drive the team’s Ferrari 488 GT3 in 19-race GT campaign

TORONTO, Ont. Canada – Remo Ferri, team principal of R.Ferri Motorsport RACING WITH FERRARI officially announced today that his team will return to compete in the 2018 Pirelli World Challenge Series season with his Ferrari 488 GT3.

Accomplished sports car driver and Ferrari veteran Toni Vilander, a two-time 24 Hours of LeMans class champion, will pilot the team’s entry in the series beginning with the St. Petersburg Grand Prix on March 9 – 11, 2018. 2018 will mark the fourth season in the sprint category for R. Ferri Motorsport RACING WITH FERRARI. The team brings a deep roster of talent and experience to the program. Racing is in the DNA of the organization, starting with the passion and dedication of Remo Ferri.

The team has years of history in the sport including strong campaigns in GRAND-AM, IMSA as well as strong representation in Ferrari Challenge. “We are excited to be back again this year in the Pirelli World Challenge with a driver that has had a lot of success with the Ferrari. With the support from the factory coupled with the experience we gained from previous years, I feel confident that we can be a very strong team and compete for the championship “said Ferri.

The team also communicated that Vilander’s teammate for the SprintX rounds will be announced soon.

The 2018 Pirelli World Challenge GT season consists of nineteen rounds at ten prestigious venues across North America, starting next weekend in St. Petersburg, FL. 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 18th to 20th, 2018.


About R.Ferri Motorsport RACING WITH FERRARI: Led by Remo Ferri and founded in 1991, R.Ferri Motorsport Racing with Ferrari is a professional Canadian racing team headquartered in Toronto, Ontario and races in partnership with the RFerri Automotive Group including Ferrari of Ontario, Toronto and Alberta. R.Ferri Motorsport also provides technical, racing, and logistical support for Ferraris that take part in the North American Ferrari Challenge along with other exclusive customer track events. Learn more at www.rferrimotorsport.com.

2018 Team Sponsors:
Zekelman Industries: Zekelman Industries is the largest independent steel pipe and tube manufacturer in North America. Leveraging operating divisions of Atlas Tube, Wheatland Tube, Picoma, Energex Tube, Sharon Tube and Z Modular, they are the most trusted and comprehensive resource for structural application-specific tubular steel products and solutions in the North America. From energy to non-residential construction and original equipment manufacturing, they manufacture a wide range of products used in various applications. For more information please visit www.zekelman.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, factory trained service and original parts. Ferrari of Ontario and Ferrari of Alberta are part of the RFerri Automotive Group, one of Canada’s leading sports and luxury automotive groups. For more information please visit www.ferrariofontario.com.

RFerri Automotive: RFerri Automotive owns and operates 12 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.rferriautomotive.com.

Contacts: Robert Vacca, RFerri Automotive, rvacca@rferriautomotive.com, 905.265.7155