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R. Ferri Returns to PWC; Riberas Confirmed for Season

Alex Riberas confirmed at R. Ferri for PWC season…

Photo: Regis Lefebure/IMSA

Photo: Regis Lefebure/IMSA

R. Ferri Motorsport has confirmed a return to Pirelli World Challenge competition after a one-year absence, naming Alex Riberas as driver of its brand-new Ferrari 488 GT3 car.

The Spaniard, a standout in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship last year with Alex Job Racing, will make his PWC debut in next weekend’s season-opener on the streets of St. Pete.

While having been known for his success in Porsche machinery, Riberas has prior Ferrari experience, having come off a runner-up finish in the 2016-17 Asian Le Mans Series with the Ferrari-backed DH Racing squad.

“This is a new challenge for me and I know the car very well,” Riberas said. “I’m happy to be racing for R.Ferri Motorsport and together I feel we can have a successful year.”

The Toronto-based squad returns to PWC competition after a 2nd place finish in the 2015 championship with Olivier Beretta, who delivered three wins and seven podium finishes.

It came, however, in a contentious season that had Beretta in the spotlight due to a number of incidents.

“We are excited to be back this year in the Pirelli World Challenge with a driver that has had a lot of success with the Ferrari,” team boss Remo Ferri said.

“With the support from the factory coupled with the experience we gained from previous years, I feel confident that we can be a very strong team. Similar to our last season in PWC, I feel that we can again compete for the championship but this time come out as overall champions.”

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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