Only a few hours after the Endurance Series programme’s announcement, Villorba Corse “racing with Ferrari” team doubles its Blancpain horizons. The Italian squad will enter a Ferrari 458 GT3 in the 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series also. The Villorba Ferrari will be the only supercar from Maranello to compete in the highly competitive championship organized by the SRO Motorsports Group. The drivers will be Andrea Montermini, the F1 driver and 2013 International GT Open champion from Modena, and the young Czech Filip Salaquarda, who already has been in the championship for two years.
So, Raimondo Amadio, Team Principal at Villorba Corse, has been able to build up a double commitment in the world of excellence of the Blancpain GT Series, fielding five drivers in two different championships; “endurance” with the crew formed by Francesco Castellacci, Stefano Gai e Andrea Rizzoli and “sprint” with Montermini/Salaquarda.
The Blancpain Sprint Series is starting from Nogaro, April 20, and then will visit Brands Hatch (May 18), Zandvoort (July 6), Slovakia Ring (August 24), Portimao (September 7), Zolder (October 19) and the Baku World Challenge finale in Azerbaijan (November 2).
“Our 2014 – says Montermini – starts with an intense job but racing the Blancplain Sprint Series gives us even more motivation. We are expecting a very challenging commitment with many experienced drivers from Formula 1. Representing the Ferrari brand in a so prestigiuos championship makes us proud.”
“Amadio is giving Salaquarda a great opportunity – says Gianpaolo Matteucci, Salaquarda’s manager -. After two year in the championship Filip will race another season behind the wheel of the 458 GT3. We are starting from Nogaro with strong ambitions, counting on the excellent skills of the whole squad. Having Montermini alongside Salaquarda guarantees a very high potential.”
Source. Erregi Media