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Scuderia Corsa Confirms Driver Lineups for Rolex 24, Season

Alessandro Balzan, Jeff Westphal to lead Scuderia Corsa’s title defense…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

Scuderia Corsa announced Monday its driver lineup for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, including the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Ferrari factory driver Toni Vilander and Italian Lorenzo Case will join the season-long pairing of Alessandro Balzan and Jeff Westphal in the GT Daytona class No. 63 Ferrari 458 Italia GT3.

The No. 64 entry will be driven by full-season drivers Rod Randall and Kenny Wilden. They’ll be joined by John Farano and David Empringham for the season-opener.

The team has also confirmed the lineup for its third Ferrari, run in conjunction with the Brazil-based Via Italia racing team.

Francisco Longo with Daniel Serra, Xandi Negrao and Marcos Gomes are set to pilot the No. 65 entry in the test, although it currently sits as the third reserve entry in the class.

“We are very excited to see such a strong representation for Ferrari at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the historic first event of the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship,” said Marco Mattiacci, President and CEO of Ferrari North America.

“After winning last season’s GRAND-AM GT championship and the second manufacturer’s championship for Ferrari, Scuderia Corsa has assembled three strong contenders for Daytona and we look forward to watching the Ferrari 458 Italias aim for victory.”

Additionally, team principal Giacomo Mattioli confirmed the team will begin a carbon offset program, developed by new sponsor AitherC02.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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