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Rinaldi Confirms Blancpain GT Program

Rinaldi Racing confirms 2017 Blancpain GT program…

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Rinaldi Racing confirmed on Wednesday it will return to the Blancpain GT Series, fielding two Ferrari 488 GT3s in the Endurance Cup and a single car in the Sprint Cup.

The No. 333 Ferrari will be entered across both the Sprint and Endurance Cups, with Alexander Mattschull and Daniel Keilwitz competing for Pro-Am honors.

The German duo are coming off an impressive performance in last year’s Nürburgring Endurance Cup finale, finishing fifth overall in their Pro-Am Cup entered Ferrari 458 Italia GT3.

Mattschull and Keilwitz will be joined by Rinat Salikhov for the Endurance Cup races.

The second green Ferrari 488 GT3 will only race in the Endurance Cup, with Pierre Ehret, Rino Mastronardi and a third to-be-confirmed driver in the Am class.

“We are really looking forward to the Blancpain GT Series,” said team boss Michele Rinaldi. “The racing calendar is well balanced and promises to be an exciting season.

“Both cars are well cast to reach excellent results. The mixture of our experienced amateur drivers and professional racing drivers is well chosen. First, we will have a few tests in March to prepare optimally the season.”

Furthermore, Rinaldi Racing will also take part in a few races of the Blancpain GT Sports Club with a Ferrari 458 GT3 for Christian Hook. 

Vincent Wouters (@VinceWouters) is a Belgium-based sports car racing reporter, providing coverage primarily of the Blancpain GT Series.

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