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Rinaldi Racing Set For Full Blancpain GT Series Programme

A pair of 488 GT3s for the Mendig-based team

Rinaldi Racing will be back in Blancpain GT Series for the 2017 season, with two Ferrari 488 GT3s that will compete in both the Endurance and Sprint Cup championships.

In the Blancpain Sprint Series, Alexander Mattschull and Daniel Keilwitz will share the work behind the steering wheel of the #333 Ferrari 488 GT3 while in the Blancpain Endurance Series, the Russian Rinat Salikhov will complete the Pro/Am-entered car.

A second Ferrari run by the team will also take part ion the Endurance Series rounds. The #488 will race in the AM class with Pierre Ehret and Rino Mastronardi sharing the car with an unknown third driver.

Furthermore, in the Blancpain Endurance Series, the Ferrari 488 GT3 with the starting number 488 will compete. The driver line-up will be Pierre Ehret and Rino Mastronardi. At the moment the third driver is unknown. The car will start in the AM class.

“We are really looking forward to the Blancpain GT Series,” commented team owner Michele Rinaldi. “The racing calendar is well balanced and promises to be an exciting season. Both cars all well cast to reach excellent results. The mixture of our experienced amateur drivers and professional racing drivers is well chosen. First, we will have a few tests in March to prepare optimally the season.”

Rinaldi Racing will also compete in the Blancpain GT Sports club with Christian Hook driving a 458 GT3.

The first official trip of the season will see the team travel to Paul Ricard in mid-March for the Blancpain test days.