St. Petersburg, Fla. (29 March 2015) – There was much to celebrate in Maranello as Ferrari fans around the world had a Sunday to remember.
Just hours after Scuderia Ferrari won the Formula 1 race in Malaysia, R.Ferri Motorsport RACING WITH FERRARI took a dramatic victory on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida in Round 4 of the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge championship.
Starting from third on the grid, R.Ferri Motorsport RACING WITH FERRARI driver Olivier Beretta raced the No. 61 Ferrari 458 Italia into the lead at the start and never looked back, taking his second victory of the 2015 season.
“It is a good day for Ferrari, victory in Formula One and in GT!” said Beretta, who added to his impressive resume of victories on the St. Pete street circuit. “I just did my job and I am very happy. I had no choice but to go for the lead early in the race because you never know if you are going to get yellow flags here. The team did a very good job and I am very happy to win for them again!”
R.Ferri Motorsport RACING WITH FERRARI has now proven victorious in both visits to the 1.8-mile temporary road circuit, having taken a win in World Challenge GTA competition last year.
“My father said, ‘with hard work and honesty, you get results,” said team owner Remo Ferri. “And that is why we are here. We work hard and we push hard. We have a great car and a fantastic team and now we are looking forward to the next one!”
After opening the weekend with a run to eighth in Race 1 on Saturday, Beretta’s Race 2 victory launched him into the provisional points lead in the Pirelli World Challenge championship standings, with the series set to return to race action April 17-19 with the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
St. Petersburg Grand Prix race BROADCAST: CBS Sports Network Sunday, April 5, 5 PM ET
About R.Ferri Motorsport RACING WITH FERRARI: Led by Remo Ferri, R.Ferri Motorsport Racing with Ferrari is in its first 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. 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.