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Rovera Named Ferrari Factory Driver

26-year-old WEC GTE-Am champion becomes latest Ferrari factory driver…

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Alessio Rovera has become the newest Ferrari factory driver, having been confirmed Friday during the manufacturer’s Finali Mondiali at Mugello.

The 26-year-old Italian, who won this year’s GTE-Am title in the FIA World Endurance Championship including class honors at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, enjoyed a standout season in GT competition that also included class wins in the European Le Mans Series and participation in Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup powered by AWS.

Having started out in the single-seater ranks, Rovera switched to sports car racing in 2017, winning the Porsche Carrera Cup Italia title prior to becoming Italian GT Sprint champion two years later and then winning the Italian GT Endurance championship in 2020.

In addition to his expected continued GT driving duties, Rovera will make his LMP2 debut next year as part of AF Corse’s dual WEC/ELMS program involving Francois Perrodo.

“Joining the Ferrari family is really special,” said Rovera. “I consider it a new, exciting starting point.

“During my first test on the 488 I immediately felt a natural feeling with the car and in these last two seasons we achieved important victories in Italy and abroad.

“For sure, from now on I will keep pushing and improving myself.

“Working together with the team and my teammates, my goal is to help getting the Cavallino Rampante as high as possible so the main target is to fully repay the trust given by Ferrari.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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