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Fisichella to return to Le Mans with Ferrari

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Fisichella to return to Le Mans with Ferrari
Feb 15, 2017, 11:58 AM

Ex-Formula 1 driver Giancarlo Fisichella will return to the Le Mans 24 Hours in June for an eighth assault on the French enduro.

#82 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE: Giancarlo Fisichella, Toni Vilander, Matteo Malucelli
LMGT Pro podium: second place #82 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE: Giancarlo Fisichella, Toni Vilander, Matteo Malucelli
#82 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE: Giancarlo Fisichella, Toni Vilander, Matteo Malucelli
#82 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE: Giancarlo Fisichella, Toni Vilander, Matteo Malucelli

The 44-year-old Italian, a two-time class winner at the 24 Hours, has been confirmed alongside IMSA SportsCar Championship teammate Toni Vilander in Risi Competizione's Ferrari 488 GTE for the double-points World Endurance Championship round on June 17/18.

The US team has yet to announce a driver for the third seat in the GTE Pro class entry, which was filled last year by Matteo Malucelli.

Risi returned to Le Mans in 2016 after a five-year absence and led the challenge to the dominant Chip Ganassi Fords in GTE Pro.

The Risi car finished second, initially one minute behind the class-winning Ford GT.

A series of post-race penalties for both cars resulted in a final winning margin of just over 10 seconds.

Ferrari has yet to confirm the full line-ups in its two factory AF Corse entries for the WEC.

It organised a test earlier this month to try out potential replacements for Gianmaria Bruni, who is set to join the rival Porsche GTE Pro squad in 2017.

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Series Le Mans
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