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GT – Risi Back on Top in Utah

Things went about as well as possible for Risi Competizione’s No. 62 Ferrari F430 GT at Utah, as Jaime Melo and Gianmaria Bruni took their second victory of the 2010 season. Despite an early pit stop on the second yellow flag, Melo and Bruni still won by 21.179 seconds in class. Melo pulled out enough of a gap before his last stop that he still exited ahead of second place by 29 seconds, after putting in a double stint on his...

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Tire Insider – Dijyano – The Forecast

Matt Hanlon is the Michelin race tire engineer working with the ALMS GT pole-winning No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari driven by Gianmaria (“Gimmi”) Bruni and Jaime Melo here at Miller Motorsports Park. . Hanlon, a Virginia Tech graduate, is in his third year working for Michelin with the Risi Ferrari team. During that time they have won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Petit Le Mans, and 12 Hours of Sebring twice each....

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Bruni puts Risi on Third Straight Pole

Risi Competizione scored its third consecutive pole in the GT class with the quickest lap from Gianmaria Bruni in the No. 62 Ferrari F430 GT, a 1:47.667. This is Bruni’s second career American Le Mans Series pole (Detroit 2007) and first this season. Four different manufacturers on two different tire manufacturers completed the top seven, split by merely 0.355 of a second. Michelin technical partners swept the top four and...

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Risi, “Fisi” and Vilander

Risi Competizione is one of the top contenders every race in the American Le Mans Series GT class, and their arsenal of Ferrari F430 GT challengers expands by one this weekend. Besides the usual No. 62 Ferrari of Jaime Melo and Gianmaria Bruni, the No. 61 is back in the traditional “rosso” red with Giancarlo Fisichella and Toni Vilander this weekend. Fisichella and Vilander primarily race in the Le Mans Series in Europe...

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Extremely Sharp

Extreme Speed Motorsports is an exciting new GT team on the American Le Mans Series scene and Scott Sharp is literally and figuratively right in the middle of it. The 2009 ALMS Prototype co-champion driver with David Brabham, Sharp has shifted gears to become an owner of the new Patrón sponsored two-car Extreme Speed Motorsports Ferrari team. Sharp, a winner in SCCA, IndyCars, Trans Am and ALMS, co-drives the # 01 Ferrari with former...

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