Beretta back where he belongs

March 13, 2013

Beretta back where he belongs

March 13, 2013


Renowned as the ultimate factory driver – he has five ALMS championships to his credit, the most wins in the history of the championship (41) and a has enjoyed a decorated career driving factory machinery for Dodge, Panoz, Corvette and now Ferrari – Olivier Beretta is now back where he belongs.

Olivier BerettaThe Monaco born-and-bred ex-F1 racer is remarkably just as “at home” on the the ALMS circuit than he is in his Monte Carlo home.

In the final season of the American Le Mans Series, it is fitting that Beretta is back for a last hurrah – this time as a factory Ferrari driver with Risi Competizione alongside young star Matteo Malucelli.

Risi is back for a full-season assault after taking a year’s hiatus from the ALMS in 2012.

Last year at Sebring Beretta took the “WEC victory” for AF Corse – finishing third on the road behind the ALMS regulars BMW and Corvette.

“My favorite race was here last year as it was so competitive for the whole 12 hours,” Beretta said.

“It was a big field as it was the FIA WEC combined with the ALMS, so to win that one was a really great feeling.

“I believe the ALMS has always been a great championship in perpetual evolution, and The Future will be even better as the new series will gather more fans and will be even more attractive to competitors.”

Beretta also holds the record for the most career poles (23) in the ALMS, has two FIA GT Championship titles and took overall victory in 2000 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

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