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    Imsa SportsCar Championship - First street fight for Ferrari 488 GTEs at Long Beach

    15 aprile 2016

    Long Beach, 15 April 2016 – After starting the season with a 24-hour and a 12-hour contest, Ferrari’s new 488 GTE racers will face a very different challenge at this weekend’s IMSA SportsCar Championship in Long Beach, California. At this weekend’s Grand Prix of Long Beach, IMSA SportsCar Championship will compete in a 100-minute race on the 11-turn, 1.968-mile temporary circuit set along the seaside streets of Long Beach. The challenging circuit features numerous pavement changes, bumpy sections, and numerous low-grip and low-speed corners that will challenge the chassis and suspension of the competitors in the GT-LeMans class.   Good memories. Risi Competizione, who won at Long Beach in 2007, narrowly missed scoring another victory last season before finishing in second position. A strong performance in the no. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE at the 12 Hours of Sebring resulted in fourth position for the team, and drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Toni Vilander will be looking to improve on that result in Long Beach.   Scuderia Corsa. The no. 68 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GTE will race at Long Beach with a slightly different driver lineup for the team’s GT-LeMans competitor. Daniel Serra, who was part of the driving team at Daytona and Sebring, will be joined by Alessandro Balzan. Balzan is making his first GT-LeMans start, and recently won the 12 Hours of Sebring in the GT-Daytona class driving the 488 GT3 to the perfect debut.   Schedule. The IMSA SportsCar Championship race will be shown live on Saturday, April 16 at 7:00 PM ET on FOX Sports. Stay up to speed at @FerrariUSA and join the conversation with #FerrariGTRacing and #FerrariFirsts.