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Scuderia Corsa Confirms Two-Car Ferrari GTD Program

2013 GRAND-AM champs Scuderia Corsa enter two Ferrari 458 GTDs…

Photo: Darren Pierson/DPerceptions

Photo: Darren Pierson/DPerceptions

Recently crowned Rolex Series GT champions Scuderia Corsa announced Thursday a two-car GT Daytona entry for next year’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

The Beverly Hills, Ca.-based team, led by Giacomo Mattioli, plans to field a pair of season-long Ferrari 458 Italias, with reigning champion Alessandro Balzan being rejoined by Jeff Westphal in the No. 63 car.

Scuderia Corsa’s No. 64 Ferrari, meanwhile, will be driven by Ken Wilden and Dr. Rod Randall. All four drivers made starts with the team this year, which ran its second Prancing Horse on select occasions.

“The competition in the GTD class will be fierce and expanding our team with some of the best will be important to our success next season,” said technical director Roberto Amorosi.

“We are growing the team and I am delighted to have two veterans from very successful programs joining us, Joseph La Joie as race engineer and William Mendez as crew chief. They bring many years of experience at the highest level of racing.”

The team is fresh off pre-season testing at Sebring and Daytona, which saw Balzan and a host of Ferrari factory drivers have seat time in the team’s No. 63 entry in preparation for the two season-opening endurance races.

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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