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Scuderia Corsa Wins GT-Daytona Driver and Team Championshiprong

581 × 312October 4, 2015 (Braselton, GA.) – Following the team’s motto of #MaxAttack and #NeverGiveUp, Scuderia Corsa with drivers Bill Sweedler and Townsend Bell came from behind at Petit Le Mans to win the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s GT-Daytona team and driver championships.

With seven hours and fifty one minutes complete, IMSA decided to end the race as the treacherous conditions brought on by three days of non-stop rain had made the Road Atlanta circuit unsafe to drive on. When the checkered flag fell, Scuderia Corsa’s two-car attack for Petit Le Mans ended with the no. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari  458 Italia taking the checkered flag in fourth position while the no. 64 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia finished in sixth position.

Jeff Segal joined Bell and Sweedler in the no. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia. Their fourth-place effort netted the second professional sports car championship for Scuderia Corsa, which won the 2013 GRAND-AM team and driver championship. Bell and Sweedler also finished in second position in the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup.

The no. 64 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia, which was driven by Matteo Cressoni, Daniel Serra and Jeff Westphal ran as high as Road Atlantasecond position before finishing in sixth.

“What an incredible feeling to come from behind to win the championship,” said Sweedler. “The Scuderia Corsa team executed perfectly. We knew the rain was coming so we prepared a strategy that would let us be near the front in case the race was called, and we capitalized on it. We have enjoyed an amazing season with Scuderia Corsa, including a win at VIR, our podium at Le Mans, and now the championship. It is unreal, and I am very proud of everybody on this team – it was a true team effort.” 581 × 312

“I am still kind of in shock that we have won this championship,” said Bell. “Last season, Bill and I led the championship throughout the year and then lost it in the final race. This time, we have done the opposite and won it in the final race. It was a real challenge out there in the rain. The Ferrari doesn’t have the rear downforce that some of the other GT-D cars have, which made things really difficult as the rain kept falling. But Jeff and Bill did an incredible job, and it was phenomenal to share another big success with the two of them.”

Scuderia Corsa also secured the GT-Daytona manufacturer championship for Ferrari, as well as the manufacturer’s championship in the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup. For team owner Mattioli, who has spent his entire professional career with Ferrari, his team’s second championship in three seasons as well as aiding in Ferrari’s championship is a source of pride and joy.

584 × 311 Road Atlanta“I am incredibly proud of the Scuderia Corsa team, and Bill and Townsend,” said Mattioli. “It is such an honor to represent Ferrari and to help them secure the manufacturers championship. To win our second championship since we started racing professionally in 2013 is a feeling I can’t describe. I’d like to thank my partner, Art Zafiropoulo, for believing in the vision. I have to say a big thank you to our team, to Bill and Townsend, and to our sponsors.We had a very strong team today with both of our Ferrari’s running up front throughout the day, and a great job done by Matteo, Daniel and Jeff in our no. 64 Ferrari.”

Sweedler, Bell and Mattioli will receive their championship trophies during the TUDOR Night of Champions on Monday evening at the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

About Scuderia Corsa
2015 24Hours of Le Mans Podium, 2015 Tudor United SportsCar GTD and 2013 Grand-AM Rolex GT championship-winning team Scuderia Corsa was founded in 2012 by Giacomo Mattioli and Art Zafiropoulo.  The team was created for the sole purpose of supporting the racing needs of Ferrari clients and includes turnkey programs, GT endurance racing, the North American Ferrari Challenge Series and track events.  Giacomo Mattioli is the owner of Ferrari Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and South Bay and partner in Ferrari Maserati Silicon Valley with Art Zafiropoulo.
Follow Scuderia Corsa on Twitter @Scuderia_Corsa, on Facebook at Scuderia Corsa, Instagram at  #Scuderiacorsaferrari and ScuderiaCorsa.com

Team Sponsors:
Ferrari Beverly Hills / Los Angeles / Silicon Valley  / South Bay - North America’s premiere Ferrari dealership group specializing in new and pre-owned sales, Classiche designation work, collision repair and factory trained service and original parts.  Robert Graham – with its retail presence in more than a dozen countries around the world including New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Dusseldorf, Robert Graham is ‘American Eclectic.’ Since its launch in 2001, it introduces sophisticated, eclectic style to the fashion market as an American-based company with an intention of inspiring a global movement and includes four menswear and women’s wear collections a year—spring, pre-fall, fall and resort. Royal Purple – Royal Purple manufactures high performance lubricants for most automotive, industrial, marine, motorcycle and racing applications. The Houston, TX based company is considered the best synthetic oil by many end users and its synthetic oil and synthetic lubricants are formulated to maximize performance in real world applications. Kaspersky – Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users1. Throughout its more than 17-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. With its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, Kaspersky Lab operates in almost 200 countries and territories, providing protection for over 400 million users worldwide.
Ferrari Palm Beach – Providing the exclusive Palm Beach market with a premium inventory of new and pre-owned Ferraris, state-of-the-art facilities and technicians for expert maintenance and repair. Wide World Ferrari – Located in Spring Valley, New York, offering Ferrari customers a premium selection of new and pre-owned Ferraris, expert authorized service and exclusive Ferrari certified body repair.Zonin Prosecco -  Zonini1821’s flagship wine, Zonin Prosecco is a lively, sparkling wine that is essential to having fun Italian-style. It is not just a sparkling wine, but a wine that sparkles. Sonic Tools - Sonic Tools is the North American subsidiary of Sonic Equipment, the world’s market leader in premium hand tools and tool box systems for both commercial and consumer use. The company’s mission is to elevate efficiency in the professional workshop through its premium hand tools and unique tool organization solutions. Sonic Tools’ precision-crafted tools, toolboxes and wall systems are found in the world’s most progressive automotive enterprises, and personal garages. Hublot – A champion of innovation, Hublot revolutionized the watch industry with the introduction of the Big Bang, a multiple award winning timepiece created using a combination of precious metals with rubber. Since then, the Swiss brand has become universally known for the concept, “Art of Fusion.” From in-house watch complications to world-class collaborations such as Ferrari and the Los Angeles Lakers, Hublot is constantly evolving and looking to the future. Passtime - Is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of wireless GPS telematics devices for the global automotive industry in the vehicle finance and fleet transportation sectors offering a web-based software portal with a complete end-to-end software solution designed specifically for the automotive industry.  Ultratech - A pioneer of laser processing, Ultratech designs, manufactures and markets photolithography and laser processing equipment.

Technical Suppliers
Motegi Racing – through technical partnerships with leading professional racing teams, Motegi Racing Competition and High Performance Tuning wheels are designed and engineered for performance. Motegi Racing is a Wheel Pros brand. Wheel Pros products are sold worldwide in more than 20 countries on four continents and through a U.S. network of more than 10,000 active dealers.  Sabelt – leading manufacturer of seat belts and safety harnesses for production and racings cars, race suits, shoes and helmets, carbon seats for automobiles and child restraint systems worldwide. AllState – Allstate Roadside Services strives to provide the industry’s best roadside experience for our partners, their customers and our service providers.
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