Briscoe and Jones will join Bret Curtis and Marcos Gomes on Ferrari 488 GT3 wheels in the opening round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, apart from last year’s full-season car driving under the WeatherTech Racing flag.
“I really believe this lineup has a chance to win,” said Giacomo Mattioli, owner of Scuderia Corsa. “They have the experience, speed, and enthusiasm to succeed.
“This race chooses the winner, but you have to prepare. The team is working throughout the offseason to return to the race. Our partners TOTAL, Aero and Pacific Western are all in Daytona. I’m excited to be back. I feel hope for 2021 and want to take advantage of the positive momentum. “
Briscoe was one of Wayne Taylor Racing’s full-season drivers at last year’s DPi rank, but he and his teammate Renger van der Zande are backing the whole new lineup as the team switches from Cadillac to Acura. I was in a hurry.
This is part of Ford’s efforts run by Chip Ganassi from 2016 to 2019 and marks Briscoe’s return to the GT rank, the first outing in the GTD class.
“Thanks to Giacomo for giving me the opportunity to attend the Scuderia Corsa at this Rolex 24 in Daytona,” Briscoe said.
“This will be a new challenge for me racing in Ferrari’s GTD class. I am very grateful and will play my part to fight for victory and get going in a few weeks. I can’t wait! “
Ed Jones, Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia Corsa Chevrolet
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Meanwhile, the Rolex 24 will be Jones’ first race appearance since the end of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season. Travel restrictions forced him to abandon his plans to compete in DTM by holding the handle of Audi, a customer who attended WRT last year.
“First of all, it’s great to be back in the Scuderia Corsa because we have a great relationship with the team and everyone there,” said the 2019 Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar entry under the Scuderia Corsa flag. Said Jones.
“We look forward to returning to the state border for everyone after the rough 2020. I think we have a chance to get great results in Daytona and start 2021 the right way.
“I think the teams and drivers around us are a strong lineup. It should be a great opportunity to get great results. The usual goal is to win. The last performance Scuderia Corsa had. I’d like to show you. In a year, we can certainly be in a position to achieve. ”
Ryan Briscoe, Ed Jones and Rolex 24 Scuderia Corsa
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