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Malucelli to return to action

Matteo Malucelli to return to action for the first time since his accident at Daytona as Risi and Krohn combine for the Sebring test
Matteo Malucelli will return to action for the first time since his huge accident in the Rolex 24 at Daytona when the annual two-day Sebring test takes place this week ahead of the second round of the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

The Risi Competizione driver was left with concussion after being hitting by the Daytona Prototype of Memo Gidley in the early stages of the season opener, with the incident causing substantial damage to his Ferrari 458.

While Risi continues to work on repairing its car ahead of the Sebring Twelve Hours next month, Malucelli will run with Krohn Racing during the Sebring test, with the Italian running alongside Krohn regular Nic Jonsson.

Krohn will run with technical assistance from Risi for its selected events on the IMSA schedule this season, while the team is also on the reserve list for the Le Mans 24 Hours.

"Krohn Racing is happy to have Matteo joining us for the test, as it's always good to get a fresh perspective from our cockpit,” Jonsson said. “Matteo obviously knows how to drive Ferraris, and he might be able to give us some pointers and help us get some reference points that I can add to. I'm looking forward to him getting some time in our Krohn car at the test and I'm really keen to hear any information he can offer about the car and the track. We're going to go through our normal test program for our Ferrari and make sure everything is in the condition we want for the race.

“We're fortunate to have the technical support from Risi Competizione again, as we had for the 24 Hours of Daytona and will continue to have moving forward. It's always good to share information between two teams. Krohn Racing and Risi Competizione already share a workshop and we work together well.

“I think it's great that we can run two separate teams but under the same tent, because we can both learn so much from each other. We can have ears and eyes from every perspective. Our engineers, mechanics, and drivers can work together to get a well-balanced and fast car for the race."

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