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Several Drivers Added, Adjusted in January Driver Ratings Update

Handful of drivers added, changed in January update…


A handful of drivers have been bumped up with a couple key American drivers moved down following the latest release of an updated FIA Driver Ratings list, released Friday. It follows the most recent update, published late December 2015 and released in early January.

Michael Guasch, recently confirmed for United Autosports’ LMP3 effort in the European Le Mans Series, has been moved down from Silver to Bronze.

Additionally, Bill Sweedler has been moved back from Silver to Bronze following an appeal, which would allow Scuderia Corsa to use a Silver-rated driver to complete its GTE-Am lineup at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

“There is an appeal pending for Sweedler, who was moved to Silver, so there’s an appeal to review this status to Bronze. We are waiting for that,” Scuderia Corsa team principal Giacomo Mattioli told Sportscar365 this weekend at the Roar Before the Rolex 24 test, prior to this new release.

There’s also been a number of Australian V8 Supercars veterans bumped up from Silver to Gold.

Some other notable drivers have been added to the list as well, including at least two who are projected to race in the Rolex 24 at Daytona later this month.

The most recent version of the full list can be found here.

Driver Rating Changes:

Michael Caruso – Silver to Gold
Michael Guasch – Silver to Bronze
Lee Holdsworth – Silver to Gold
Stephane Lemeret – Silver to Bronze
Chaz Mostert – Silver to Gold
Nicholas Percat – Silver to Gold
Scott Pye – Silver to Gold
Tim Slade – Silver to Gold
Bill Sweedler – Silver to Bronze

Notable New Additions: 

Neil Alberico – Silver
Scott Andrews – Silver
Andrew Aquilante – Silver
John Falb – Bronze
Renee Gracie – Silver
Parker Kligerman – Gold
David MacNeil – Bronze
Dennis Olsen – Gold
Karl Reindler – Silver
Felix Rosenqvist – Gold

Tony DiZinno (@tonydizinno) is Sportscar365's North American Editor, focusing on coverage of the IMSA-sanctioned championships as well as Pirelli World Challenge. DiZinno also contributes to and other motorsports outlets. Contact Tony


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