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Belicchi Joins Villorba Corse for Dallara LMP2 Effort

Andrea Belicchi headlines Villorba Corse ELMS lineup…

Photo: Villorba Corse

Photo: Villorba Corse

Andrea Belicchi has joined Villorba Corse for its Dallara LMP2 effort in next year’s European Le Mans Series.

The 40-year-old ex-LMP1 driver was confirmed on Tuesday for the all-Italian effort, joining Giorgio Sernagiotto and the previously announced Robrerto Lacorte in the team’s all-new prototype contender.

“This entire Italian project is really fascinating,” Belicchi said. “I missed such an experience in my career as I have always driven for foreign teams.

“I have known Sernagiotto for a long time and also the first contact with Lacorte was very positive.”

Belcchi was the first to drive Dallara’s Gibson-powered model in a test at Varano last month.

“I immediately felt good within the team and during the first shakedown I was impressed by the new Dallara,” he said. “I can’t wait to start such a fantastic adventure.”

The Italian squad steps up to LMP2 after two seasons in the LMP3 ranks in the European championship.

“The joining of Belicchi as reinforcement and support for the whole squad gives Villorba Corse a good reason to be proud,” said team owner Raimondo Amadio.

“His career and his [achievements] cannot be questioned and our team could and should learn a lot from his deep experience in endurance racing.”

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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