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Risi Red Ferrari Ready

One of the most successful teams in American Le Mans series history, the Houston-based Risi Competizione Ferrari team is on a mission and that has the attention of the fans and GT competition here at Petit Le Mans. After sitting out the 2012 ALMS season, the Giuseppe Risi led squad was poised for victory at the 2013 season opening 12 Hours of Sebring, only to be caught out by an unscheduled driver change in the closing stages. The...

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Fights Continue in Final Free Practice

With a dry track for the first time since Monday, lap times fell fast in the final free practice session for Petit Le Mans. The fight between Muscle Milk Pickett Racing and Rebellion Racing continued, with the latter topping the timesheets in the last session before qualifying in the afternoon. Lucas Luhr took to the track for Muscle Milk in white and red liveried HPD ARX- 03b and held the top sport for the first twenty minutes of the...

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Risi Competizione takes overdue win

Risi Competizione and their 458 Italia avoided the drama in an incident filled race and held off the CORE autosport Porsche 911 GT3 RS to take the GT class win at the Oak Tree Grand Prix Saturday at Virginia International Raceway. The race in GT saw nine lead changes before Risi finally came out on top. The win was the team’s first since Road America in 2011. “It is always nice to be back,” said Olivier Beretta. We...

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Rookie Martin claims GT pole on return

Belgian Maxime Martin claimed his first American Le Mans Series GT pole position at the Oak Tree Grand Prix at the Virginia International Raceway Saturday. Martin missed the last round of the ALMS series at Circuit of The Americas, chasing the championship at the final round of the Blancpain Endurance Series at the Nurburgring in Germany. He quickly reacquainted himself with the BMW Z4 GTE at VIR, lapping the 17-turn 3.27 mile circuit...

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Luck turning for Risi on home soil?

Fortune favors the brave – but for Risi Competizione their bravery hasn’t matched their fortune in any way in 2013. If there was an incident somewhere on track this season, it seems the Risi Ferrari would be drawn to it like a magnet. Somebody in the Ferrari squad must have run over a black cat. That misfortune came to a head at the last round at Baltimore when Olivier Beretta had nowhere to go and was caught up in the...

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