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Briscoe Headlines Scuderia Corsa GTD Effort for Rolex 24

Scuderia Corsa firms up Rolex 24 effort for GTD entry without WeatherTech backing…

Photo: Rick Dole/IMSA

Scuderia Corsa will have a continued presence in the GT Daytona class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship — at least for next month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona — with the Giacomo Mattioli-owned team confirming an entry featuring Ryan Briscoe.

The Australian, who most recently drove for Wayne Taylor Racing in the DPi ranks, will join Bret Curtis, Marcos Gomes and NTT IndyCar Series driver Ed Jones behind the wheel of the No. 63 Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 for the Florida endurance classic.

The team’s lineup was announced on Thursday afternoon.

“This will be a new challenge for me racing in the GTD class in a Ferrari,” said Briscoe, who took part in the Indianapolis 8 Hour also in a GT3-spec Ferrari.

“I’m very grateful and will do my part to fight for the victory and can’t wait to hit the track in a few weeks.”

So far, it is the only confirmed entry from Scuderia Corsa, which has fielded WeatherTech Racing’s Ferrari in past seasons, also under the No. 63 number that the team will utilize for its red-and-blue liveried Daytona entry.

Sportscar365 previously reported that the Cooper MacNeil-led effort was evaluating a move to the GT Le Mans ranks for 2021 although a decision is apparently still pending.

Mattioli, meanwhile, said he feels Thursday’s newly announced lineup has the “experience, speed and enthusiasm to succeed” in the Rolex 24.

“This race picks its winner, but you do have to prepare,” Mattioli said.

“The team has been working all offseason for the return to racing. Our partners Total, Aero and Pacific Western are all excited to be back at Daytona.

“2021 feels hopeful and we want to capitalize on the positive momentum.”

No additional races have so far been committed for the car.

Image: Scuderia Corsa

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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