WeatherTech Racing has been out testing its new Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo this week at the Ferrari Fiorano test track in Maranello, Italy.
Cooper MacNeil, the first one to turn laps, and Toni Vilander put in over 60 laps on the all-new 488 Evo this morning ahead of their planned 2020 IMSA GTD campaign together.
Next year the duo will be joined by Alessandro Balzan, making his return to IMSA WeatherTech Racing, and returning endurance teammate Jeff Westphal.
“We just completed a successful shake-down test of our all-new WeatherTech Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo race car at the Fiorano racetrack in Maranello Italy,” MacNeil said.
“It is a big step forward from the last generation and should be a good car for Daytona next month. I am looking forward to 2020 teamed with Toni again. We have a good shot at the 24 this year. Our goal is to win. It takes teamwork between the drivers, Scuderia Corsa and Ferrari to make that happen. The Corsa guys have been working hard on their end to fine-tune the team and I have a lot of confidence going into the Roar in just three weeks.”
“I am looking forward to Daytona,” Vilander added. “The work started today at Maranello putting some laps on the new WeatherTech Racing Ferrari 488 Evo. It was great to run the very first Evo produced at the Ferrari test track today. We have a strong package for the 24. We have good drivers, a good team and will have a very good car. The drivers all know each very well. We were running well last year until our incident.
“It will be good to get things going at the Roar in three weeks. It is going to be another competitive year in 2020 with some new cars coming into GTD and strong drivers and cars returning. I am looking forward to the season and strong a start at the Rolex 24 next month.”
The 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season will start with the traditional Roar Before the 24 test at Daytona International Speedway January 3/5. The Rolex 24 At Daytona will run January 25/26.