Scuderia Corsa will have a busy season in the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge, with a three-car effort featuring Duncan Ende, Martin Fuentes and Mike Hedlund in the team’s Ferrari 458 Italia GT3s.
Ende and Fuentes will run the full season with Hedlund a third car in selected rounds.
After full seasons in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Prototype Challenge category a year ago, Ende and Fuentes move to full-time PWC competition, with Hedlund running sporadic TUDOR Championship in PC and PWC races in GT.
Ende returns to PWC after running a full season with GMG in an Audi R8 LMS in 2013, posting a best result of second at Sonoma.
“I am thrilled to join Scuderia Corsa and to return to Pirelli World Challenge,” Ende said. “The series is enjoying a time of unprecedented growth and I am privileged to be on the grid with a championship caliber team behind me. Spending the year in a car that looks and sounds as good as it goes is just icing on the cake! My hat’s off to Giacomo for working hard to make this happen.”
Fuentes will come into PWC after running with Starworks Motorsport a year ago in PC.
“Scuderia Corsa has a great reputation, and I am very happy to be a part of their 2015 program,” Fuentes said.
“Giacomo Mattioli and I are very enthusiastic about starting in Austin and showing what the team is all about and what I can do with the Ferrari 458 Italia GT3. I’m confident with the help of Scuderia Corsa that we are going to fight for the championship.”
Hedlund joined Scuderia Corsa for the Sonoma round a year ago and banked two top-six finishes in the stacked GT class.
“After what feels like forever since our last Pirelli World Challenge race together at Sonoma in August, I’m thrilled to have the chance to come back to the team for the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge season in the GT class utilizing the perfect weapon – a Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia,” Hedlund said.
“Giacomo Mattioli, Roberto Amorosi and Gary Cummings have put together a world class operation and I knew at the conclusion of our Sonoma race weekend in 2014 that if I were returning to the series in 2015 it would only be with Scuderia Corsa.
“With the Pirelli World Challenge grid getting even stronger since 2014, it will be a tough fight but I couldn’t have a better car and team to enter into battle!”