Ferraris splash through challenging conditions in Watkins Glen

Ferrari maintains lead in North American Endurance Cup championship

Ferraris splash through challenging conditions in Watkins Glen
#62 Risi Competizione Ferrari F458: Pierre Kaffer, Giancarlo Fisichella, Olivier Beretta
#62 Risi Competizione Ferrari F458: Pierre Kaffer, Giancarlo Fisichella, Olivier Beretta
#62 Risi Competizione Ferrari F458: Pierre Kaffer, Giancarlo Fisichella, Olivier Beretta
#62 Risi Competizione Ferrari F458: Pierre Kaffer, Giancarlo Fisichella, Olivier Beretta
#63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia: Bill Sweedler, Townsend Bell
#63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia: Bill Sweedler, Townsend Bell
#63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia: Bill Sweedler, Townsend Bell

June 28, 2015 (Watkins Glen, N.Y.) – Sunday’s Six Hours of the Glen, one of North America’s most important endurance races, featured cold temperatures and intense rain which at one point put the endurance race under red flag conditions. Not only was the Six Hours of the Glen the mid-point of the 2015 United SportsCar Championship, but the round at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York marked the third event of the North American Endurance Cup.

Prevailing with a strong finish after a minor incident early in the race was the no. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia. Driven by Townsend Bell and Bill Sweedler, the Ferrari finished fourth place in the GT-Daytona class after making up several positions during the final hour of the race. Sweedler and Bell currently occupy third place in the GT-Daytona championship and second place in the NAEC driver’s championship, while Ferrari leads the GT-D manufacturer’s championship in the NAEC.

Also bringing home strong points on the day was the GT-LeMans class no. 62 Ferrari 458 Italia of Giancarlo Fisichella and Pierre Kaffer. After facing a variety of challenges during the race, the Ferrari finished in fifth position in class which has moved Fisichella and Kaffer into a tie for third position in the GT-LeMans driver’s championship.

Olivier Beretta scores podium finish in Road America

While Risi Competizione and Scuderia Corsa competed in the endurance classic in Watkins Glen, the R. Ferri Motorsport team competed in a trio of Pirelli World Challenge races at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Olivier Beretta drove the no. 61 R. Ferri Motorsports Ferrari 458 Italia to a third place finish in Sunday’s race in the GT class.

The next round of the USCC will be at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada on July 10-12. The PWC will compete next at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on July 31-August 2.

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