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Calado Joins Fisichella, Cioci in Kaspersky Ferrari

James Calado joins Kaspersky for Blancpain GT program…

Photo: Kaspersky Motorsport

Photo: Kaspersky Motorsport

James Calado has been announced as the third and final driver for Kaspersky Motorsport’s step up to the Pro class Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup.

Alongside his FIA World Endurance Championship program with AF Corse, the Brit joins Giancarlo Fisichella and Marco Cioci in the Kaspersky-backed Ferrari 488 GT3.

“I’m very happy to be a part of the Kaspersky Motorsport family,” Calado said.

“It’s going to be a big challenge for us, but I know the team very well already and I am sure that together with my experienced team-mates, we can have a very good season.

“The new car is fantastic to drive and the fight on the track is going to be fierce, which is what we are all looking forward to!”

The team announced its Pro Cup effort in November, as part of an increased presence in the Blancpain GT Series from and Ferrari.

“The Blancpain Endurance Cup is becoming increasingly important in the world of GT racing,” commented Antonello Coletta, director of Ferrari GT and Corse Clienti.

“”We have therefore enthusiastically agreed to support Kaspersky Motorsport, which will deploy a Ferrari 488 GT3 in the overall class in partnership with AF Corse.

“We are making two of our drivers available: James Calado and Giancarlo Fisichella, who will race together with Marco Cioci. So we wish the very best of luck to Kaspersky Motorsport and its drivers for a 2017 packed with success.”

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is Sportscar365's European Editor and also Managing Editor for e-racing365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations. Contact Jake

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