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USCC: Bertolini joins Risi Competizione for Sebring

Andrea Bertolini has joined Risi Competizione for the Sebring round of USCC and will co-drive with former Formula 1 driver Giancarlo Fisichella and Pierre Kaffer
Andrea Bertolini has joined Risi Competizione for the Sebring round of the United SportsCar Championship next month and will co-drive alongside former Formula 1 driver Giancarlo Fisichella and Pierre Kaffer.

The 41-year-old is a four-time FIA GT1 World Champion and currently acts as a Ferrari and Maserati factory driver. The Italian has previously raced with Risi Competizione, notably in 2005 in a Maserati MC12 when he competed in the American Le Mans Series, taking two podiums and nine top five finishes.

"I always have nice memories of Risi Competizione because it is a really strong and professional Ferrari team," Bertolini said. "I feel to be in my U.S. family because I know all the guys and Giuseppe [Risi, team owner] for a long time and the atmosphere is special. I will be in the car with two really strong and good friends of mine, with Giancarlo and Pierre, so we have everything on top."

Bertolini has only been confirmed to race at the Sebring International Raceway on 21st March at the wheel of a Ferrari F458 Italia in the GTLM class. The team will participate in the two-day test at Sebring International Raceway on 11-12 March prior to the race week.

Team owner Giuseppe Risi added: "Bringing in Andrea Bertolini to join Giancarlo and Pierre at the 12 Hours of Sebring will be a strong addition for us. Andrea is a successful and first-class Ferrari and Maserati driver and we are pleased to have him join us.

“Sebring has been a good race in the past for our team with three victories between 2007 and 2010 and several other podiums. We want to taste the champagne again in Florida."

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Andrea Bertolini, Risi Competizione [Credit: Risi Competizione]
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