Scuderia Corsa announced Friday that it will enter the Indianapolis 500 with Oriol Servia, under a technical partnership with RLL Racing.
It will mark the three-time and defending IMSA GT Daytona championship-winning squad’s open-wheel debut and also the first race not running a Ferrari.
“To be a part of this great racing heritage and tradition is something I always envisioned for Scuderia Corsa and running across the yard of the bricks this year is a thrill,” team owner Giacomo Mattioli said.
“I am excited to be partnering with Bobby Rahal and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, such an outstanding and established team, as well as having veteran IndyCar series driver, Oriol Servia, onboard.”
The joint effort will unite two of the leading teams in the WeatherTech Championship, with the Bobby Rahal-led squad now in its tenth year of operating BMW’s factory program in the GT Le Mans class.
In addition, RLL fields two full-season Honda-powered Dallaras for Graham Rahal and Takuma Sato.
“Scuderia Corsa has a very successful track record in sports car racing and Giacomo’s success in the retail automotive marketplace is well known,” RLL co-owner Bobby Rahal said.
“And it goes without saying that we are very pleased to have Oriol back with us for our fifth Indy 500 together. He brings a lot of talent to the program and I have no doubt that together with Graham and Takuma we are going to have three very strong entries for the Indy 500.”
Scuderia Corsa’s Indy 500 entry comes just one month after its 24 Hours of Le Mans entry request was placed on the reserve list by the ACO.
The California-based team claimed GTE-Am class honors in the French endurance classic in 2016.