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Ferrari Adds Serra, Nielsen to Factory Lineup

Ferrari adds Daniel Serra, Nicklas Nielsen to its GT works driver roster for 2020…

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Ferrari has added two-time 24 Hours of Le Mans class winner Daniel Serra and 22-year-old Dane Nicklas Nielsen to its factory GT driver lineup.

Brazil’s Serra claimed two major endurance crowns with Ferrari this year, winning Le Mans in June and Motul Petit Le Mans in October, both times in Ferrari 488 GTE Evos shared with Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado.

Last weekend the 35-year-old – who has made various appearances in Ferrari GTE and GT3 machinery in recent years – won his third Stock Car Brasil title in a row.

Serra’s previous Le Mans class win before his 2019 triumph with Ferrari came in 2017 with Aston Martin Racing.

Nielsen joins the Italian manufacturer’s works lineup off the back of helping Luzich Racing to the European Le Mans Series GTE title in the team’s debut season.

The 2018 Ferrari Challenge world final champion is currently competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship as a co-driver to AF Corse GTE-Am drivers Emmanuel Collard and Francois Perrodo.

Serra, meanwhile, was recently named alongside Pier Guidi, Calado and Davide Rigon in Risi Competizione’s GTLM class entry into next month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Ferrari is set to confirm further details of the two drivers’ 2020 programs at a later date.

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365 and e-racing365, with a focus on the FIA World Endurance Championship and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

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