After a successful Blancpain GT Series season in 2016, Rinaldi Racing will again take part in the series. The team from Mendig, Germany will start with two Ferrari 488 GT3. Highlight will be the Total 24 Hours of Spa , where Rinaldi Racing will try to claim another podium. Also, Rinaldi Racing is looking forward to their home race at the Nürburgring in September. Rinaldi Racing will have a strong line-up for both green Ferraris, with known and new faces.
In the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup, Alexander Mattschull and Daniel Keilwitz will share the wheel of the Ferrari 488 GT3 with the starting number 333. Russian driver Rinat Salikhov will join them for the races of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup. The car will always compete in the Pro-Am category.
In the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup there will be another Ferrari 488 GT3, with the starting number 488, in the hands of Pierre Ehret and Rino Mastronardi. The name of the third driver will be announced shortly. This car will start in the Am class.
Rinaldi Racing will also participate in a few races of the Blancpain GT Sports Club. Christian Hook will drive the black Ferrari 458 GT3 with the starting number 33.
Michele Rinaldi: “We are really looking forward to the Blancpain GT Series. The racing calendar is well balanced and it promises to be an exciting season. Both cars and drivers are ready to get some excellent results. The mixture of experienced amateur drivers and professional racing drivers is well chosen.”