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VILLORBA CORSE FLIGHT TO SILVERSTONE FOR THE EUROPEAN GT4

In the third round of the international championship promoted by SRO, Italian team will line up three Maserati GranTurismo MC for Anselmi / Sernagiotto and two Polish crews.

Scuderia Villorba Corse and their Maserati GranTurismo MC get back on track for the third round of the 2016 Competition102 GT4 European Series to be held at the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit on June 11-12. English racing weekend is about to host a special round of the international championship promoted by SRO Motorsports Group consisting of a three-hour endurance race instead of two “sprint” races. After their winning debut in race-1 at Monza, Villorba Corse will line up 25 years old Luca Anselmi, who raced alone in Pau, together with team's regular driver Giorgio Sernagiotto in the Pro class again. Confirming its role of partner and reference team of the House of the Trident, Italian team will also enter two Am crews, both Polish: one formed by Piotr Chodzen and his son Antoni and the other with newcomers Lukasz Kreski and Lukasz Habaj. After Saturday's free practice and qualifying sessions, on Sunday, June 12 lights for the three-hour race will go out at 12:50hrs with live streaming on www.gt4series.com.

08 Jun 2016

STARTS AGAIN FROM 4 HOURS OF IMOLA THE 2016 ELMS OF VILLORBA CORSE

Following Silverstone's retirement, on May 15 the Italian team is ready to take revenge in their home round with Lacorte / Sernagiotto / Schirò at the wheel of the Ligier-Nissan LMP3. Villorba Corse will also enter a Ferrari 458 for French crew Mezard / Hiesse in the first race of the GT3 Le Mans Cup.

Scuderia Villorba Corse makes a new start of its European Le Mans Series campaign at Imola's home round. Italian team gets back in the international endurance series for the second round of the season from May 13 to 15. Revamping their “Road to Le Mans” project, Italian drivers Roberto Lacorte, Giorgio Sernagiotto and Niccolò Schirò will share the Ligier JS P3 Nissan in the LMP3 class again. The squad led by Raimondo Amadio heads to Imola with the main goal to score the first points of the season and to take revenge after their unlucky 2016 debut at Silverstone last month. While fighting for a podium position, they had to stop for a technical issue. No less than 42 sportscars, with 20 LMP3s, are expected to compete in Imola. The 4 Hours of Imola will start with the first 90-minute free practice session on Friday. Saturday is the day of the second practice and the qualifying session while the race is scheduled on Sunday at 14h00 local time (15h00 GMT), with live streaming coverage at www.europeanlemansseries.com.
Confirming its ever growing capability to diversify and to manage different activities, Villorba Corse will also take part in the first round of the Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup (www.gt3lemanscup.com), the brand new international GT series created by ACO Le Mans, with French drivers Cedric Mezard and Steeve Hiesse pairing in a Ferrari 458 GT3. On Saturday the qualifying session is scheduled at 11h20 and the 2-hour race at 17h00.

Team Principal Amadio says; “A really full immersion weekend for us in Imola. In the ELMS we intend to arrive well determined and willing to strike back immediately. After last week's testing session we are aware that we will face a very demanding round where we have to confirm our pace and make sure to finish the race. On the other side, GT3 Le Mans Cup is a very interesting brand new series that will reach the level of the most competitive international GT championships. Our team is very familiar with the Ferrari 458, I believe that if we plan an effective strategy we will straight away be among the major contenders”.

European Le Mans Series calendar: 16 apr. Silverstone (GBR); 15 may Imola (ITA); 17 july Spielberg (AUT); 28 aug. Le Castellet (FRA); 25 sept. Spa (BEL); 23 oct. Estoril (POR).
Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup calendar: 14 may Imola (ITA); 18 june Le Mans (FRA) 16 july Spielberg (AUT); 27 aug. Le Castellet (FRA); 24 sept. Spa (BEL); 22 oct. Estoril (POR).

12 May 2016

VILLORBA CORSE IN THE MICHELIN GT3 LE MANS CUP ON FERRARI

Italian team unveils their “Racing with Ferrari” programme which marks the beginning of another challenge in the new international championship starting from Imola with one 458 for a French crew.

Scuderia Villorba Corse announces their “Racing with Ferrari” programme for the 2016 season. Italian team will take part in the Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup starting from the opening round to be held at Imola on May 14. In the six rounds of this brand new international series, created by ACO Le Mans and reserved exclusively for GT3 cars and primarily for amateur drivers, the squad led by Raimondo Amadio will line up a French pair formed by Cedric Mezard and Steeve Hiesse. Alongside their commitment at the wheel of a Ferrari 458 GT3 starting from Imola, Villorba Corse's internal division for sports clients is working to bring a second car in the championship.

Team Principal Raimondo Amadio says: “Our partnership with Ferrari has been playing a crucial role in the Villorba Corse activities for many years. In 2016 it will be focused on the Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup, a very interesting championship with a well-organized calendar, including Le Mans. We already know Mezard and Hiesse, we can get significant results with them and we want a second car in the championship as soon as possible”.

Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup calendar: 14 may Imola (ITA); 18 june Le Mans (FRA) 16 july Spielberg (AUT); 27 aug. Le Castellet (FRA); 24 sept. Spa (BEL); 22 oct. Estoril (POR).

02 May 2016

GRAT START FOR VILLORBA CORSE WITH MASERATI IN MONZA

Italian team marked the debut of their racing programme with three cars of the House of the Trident with one overall win for Anselmi / Sernagiotto and two Am podiums for Fogliani / Zamparini in the first round of the Competition102 GT4 European Series.

Scuderia Villorba Corse scored the overall win and the Am first place on Saturday's race-1 and clinched another Am podium on Sunday's race-2 in the first round of the Competition102 GT4 European Series held in Monza on April 23-24. To the Italian team led by Raimondo Amadio this was the best and strong way to start their “Maserati Squadra Clienti” racing programme and their co-operation with the House of the Trident. Villorba Corse #90 Maserati Gran Turismo MC won race-1 with Luca Anselmi / Giorgio Sernagiotto, while the #77 car was scoring a win in class in the Am category with Alessandro Fogliani / Patrick Zamparini. Fogliani /Zamparini also finished third in class in the second race of the weekend. Still in the Am category, fourth and sixth in race-1 and race-2 respectively managed to finish the #50 Maserati of Polish drivers Piotr and Andri Chodzen.

Team Principal Amadio says: “Our double win on Saturday and the race-2 results represent a team achievement which crowns our long winter work. To Villorba Corse a great reward comes from being the first team to claim the first victory and to put the seal of Maserati in the return of such an important brand in the GT competitions, among other things at the debut of this new adventure together. Now we will have to keep on working hard to be competitive for next race at Pau”.

Competition102 GT4 European Series 2016 calendar: Apr. 24 Monza (ITA); May 15 Pau (FRA); June 12 Silverstone (GBR); July 10 Spa (BEL); Sept. 24 Budapest (HUN); Oct. 9 Zandvoort (NED).

24 Apr 2016

VILLORBA CORSE AT THE START OF THE EUROPEAN GT4 WITH THREE MASERATI IN MONZA

Under the aegis of the House of the Trident, at Monza the Italian team will line up Anselmi/Sernagiotto, Fogliani/Zamparini and Chodzen/Chodzen for the first round of the championship promoted by SRO.

Scuderia Villorba Corse is set to start a brand new racing programme taking part in the Competition102 GT4 European Series. In the first 2016 round of the international championship promoted by SRO Motorsports Group, to be held next weekend at Monza, Italian team will line up three Maserati GranTurismo MCs in GT4-specs, becoming partner and reference team of the House of the Trident. Under the aegis of Maserati, the squad led by Raimondo Amadio will make its debut in this new adventure with one crew in the Pro category, formed by 25 years old Luca Anselmi and team's regular driver Giorgio Sernagiotto, and two crews in Am division: Alessandro Fogliani / Patrick Zamparini and Polish Piotr Chodzen partnered by his son Antoni. A total of 27 GT4 cars will take part in the opening round of the Competition102 GT4 European Series at Autodromo Nazionale Monza which to Villorba Corse represents also the home round of the series. The first fifty minute-race starts at 13:55 hr on Saturday 23 April. The lights for the second race will go out at 11:15 hr on Sunday 24 April. Both races will be streamed live on www.gt4series.com.

Team Principal Amadio says: “We are proud to represent such a prestigious brand as Maserati. We strongly believe in this GT4 European Series on a medium and long term. We worked hard all winter long and starting from Monza with three cars is the evidence. We hope in a positive racing weekend and our home round can be an extra help but we will see our real value only at the end of the action”.

Competition102 GT4 European Series 2016 calendar: Apr. 24 Monza (ITA); May 15 Pau (FRA); June 12 Silverstone (GBR); July 10 Spa (BEL); Sept. 24 Budapest (HUN); Oct. 9 Zandvoort (NED).

19 Apr 2016

VILLORBA CORSE AT THE LAUNCH OF THE 2016 ELMS TO THE 4 HOURS OF SILVERSTONE

Italian team ready for the first round of the European Le Mans Series with Lacorte / Sernagiotto / Schirò battling in the LMP3 class behind the wheel of their new Ligier JS P3 Nissan.

Scuderia Villorba Corse will take part in the first round of the 2016 European Le Mans Series which gets underway on Saturday, April 16 at the home of British motorsport Silverstone. The first of six 4-hour races that will decide who will be crowned European Le Mans Series champion will be held on the full 5.9km Grand Prix circuit in Northamptonshire and has attracted 45 cars from all over the world. Twenty of them are LMP3 prototypes; among these there is the new Ligier JS P3 Nissan that Villorba Corse will line up with an entirely Italian crew formed by Roberto Lacorte, Giorgio Sernagiotto, both confirming their “Road to Le Mans” racing project from last year, and new-entry Niccolò Schirò, the 22 year old driver from Milan who will make his racing debut at the wheel of a sportscar after two brilliant GT seasons with the team led by Raimondo Amadio.
Team Principal Amadio comments ahead of this first racing weekend of 2016; “For us Silverstone will open a season full of both news and confirmations. We are expecting a very demanding weekend. Being consistent from the first practice session is our main goal. LMP3 class of the 2016 ELMS is one of the most competitive championships of them all, so this year being among the strongest crews will be crucial. We are very pleased to be one of the two teams from last season. We are confirming that the decision to believe in the LMP3 project was strategically wise and far-sighted”.

Lacorte says; “After a deep work, started as soon as we finished the last race of last season, we are about to open the first round of 2016 on a track so beautiful as challenging. We are aware that, combining all our capabilities without losing our head, at Silverstone we will be able to collect some valuable points”.
Sernagiotto adds; “Silverstone is one of the major motorsport temples, here many of my heroes have raced and won. I am proud to be at the start of such an important event! Our team is ready and Le Castellet official tests gave us confidence but only the track will tell us our real potential. In theory, crew and team are competitive. I'm looking forward to fight!”.
Schirò ends; “There is no waiting anymore! I am confident for the season and I hope we can fight for something good right from the start. From my side, Silverstone is the best circuit to get started; it is a perfect track to learn the prototype at all stages (fast, medium, slow). Also it has such a history and charm that can motivate you even more”.

The 4 Hours of Silverstone will take place on Friday 15, with two 90-minute free practice sessions, and Saturday 16 April with one morning qualifying session followed by the race at 14h30 local time (15h30 CET). As well as live and uninterrupted coverage on the official ELMS website at www.europeanlemansseries.com on Saturday, the four hour race will be broadcast by Motors TV (live coverage will be available in the UK from 14h15 and in France and the rest of Europe from 15h15 CET) and several TV channels throughout Europe and worldwide (British fans will also be able to see the race live on BT Sport 2 from 13h30).

European Le Mans Series calendar: 16 apr. Silverstone (GBR); 15 may Imola (ITA); 17 july Spielberg (AUT); 28 aug. Le Castellet (FRA); 25 sept. Spa (BEL); 23 oct. Estoril (POR).

13 Apr 2016

VILLORBA CORSE ADDS SCHIRO' AND OPEN THE ELMS IN THE OFFICIAL TESTS

Italian team to test its LMP3 Ligier for the first time in Le Castellet with 22 year old rookie driver from Milan alongside Lacorte and Sernagiotto, who had already confirmed their “Road to Le Mans” project.

Scuderia Villorba Corse gets back in action for the first time in 2016 at the European Le Mans Series official test on March 22/23 at Le Castellet. Italian team will test the new Ligier JS P3 powered by Nissan adding Niccolò Schirò to its regular driver line-up formed by Roberto Lacorte and Giorgio Sernagiotto, who had already confirmed their “Road to Le Mans” racing project. The 22 year old driver from Milan will make his debut on a LMP3 class prototype after two brilliant GT seasons with the team led by Raimondo Amadio.
Team principal Amadio says; “We are expecting two very demanding days in Le Castellet. Approaching the start of the season with Schirò is a reinforcement for our entire racing program. For him this will be the third season with us. He is perfectly integrated within the team. I believe that with Lacorte and Sernagiotto as teammates he will be at ease and will be able to make the most of his undoubted potential”.

European Le Mans Series calendar: 16 apr. Silverstone (GBR); 15 may Imola (ITA); 17 july Spielberg (AUT); 28 aug. Le Castellet (FRA); 25 sept. Spa (BEL); 23 oct. Estoril (POR).

21 Mar 2016

VILLORBA CORSE WITH THE LIGER JS P3 AND LACORTE - SERNAGIOTTO IN ELMS

Lacorte / Sernagiotto to continue their "Road to Le Mans" project with the new LMP3 prototype.

Scuderia Villorba Corse will take part in the European Le Mans Series also in 2016. Italian team is confirming its LMP3 class commitments in the ACO Le Mans sanctioned international championship but it will line up a different prototype; the new Ligier JS P3. Villorba Corse is already working on this new challenge, also confirming the V8 Nissan engine and their enterly Italian driver line-up formed by Roberto Lacorte and Giorgio Sernagiotto, who finished second in two occasions out of four races last season. The squad led by Raimondo Amadio will inaugurate the second year of their "Road to Le Mans" project at Silverstone, ELMS season opener over the weekend of April 17th.

Alongside their GT programmes, this new endurance challenge and this technical change, which gives Villorba Corse the opportunity to join forces with another international excellence, are strengthening team's ambitions to be among the major contenders in the Le Mans Prototype world, as Team Principal Amadio confirms; “Switching to Ligier is a reinforcement of our firm belief in the LMP3 class effectiveness. As planned, 2015 was a formative year, now we aim to take advantage of that experience and with Roberto and Giorgio we can do a very good job. We mutually learned to work together on the same project and thanks to the development we are putting in practice inside our structure the team will be very well prepared for an exciting season”.

Lacorte says; “It will be a very stimulating year for our way towards the Le Mans 24 Hours. By switching to Ligier, with a new and specialized engineer at our side and with a new organization, Villorba Corse is doing a lot to begin the season in the best possible way. I look forward to lower the visor and take on this new challenge with the right determination and concentration”.
Sernagiotto adds; “After a training year, very difficult but also very important, we are ready for a new challenge with a new chassis. The team with Roberto Lacorte and Villorba Corse is very close-knit and we are excited to start up again for a great 2016!”.

European Le Mans Series calendar: 16 apr. Silverstone (GBR); 15 may Imola (ITA); 17 july Spielberg (AUT); 28 aug. Le Castellet (FRA); 25 sept. Spa (BEL); 23 oct. Estoril (POR).

25 Jan 2016

VILLORBA CORSE WITH A POKER OF MASERATI IN THE GT4 EUROPEAN SERIES

Under the aegis of the House of the Trident, the Italian team will line up four GranTurismo MC in the international championship promoted by SRO Motorsports Group.

Scuderia Villorba Corse officially announces their first racing program for the 2016 season. Italian team will take part in the Competition102 GT4 European Series with four Maserati GranTurismo MC in GT4-specs. For the championship, Villorba Corse becomes partner and reference team of the House of the Trident. Under the aegis of Maserati the squad led by Raimondo Amadio will debut in this new adventure that, as a sort of a "racing with Maserati" programme, will join their several activities. Moreover, this GT commitment expansion allows the team to stay in the same automotive group and "sports family", for which, under the brand "racing with Ferrari", Villorba Corse has contributed to many national and international successes over the years.

Just this week the team is in Abu Dhabi for the final round of the Maserati Trofeo World Series, where it technically manages the Redragon Motorsport car, and simultaneously is working for the challenge of the 2016 GT4 European Series, a competitive, multi-brand championship for professional and amateur drivers. SRO Motorsports Group announced that it has taken back responsibility in the series promotion. That will enable the championship to grow and to join spectacular events at premier European racetracks, starting from Monza on April 24.

Team Principal Amadio says: “We have looked at the development of the GT4 category very closely. We
believe that our decision will prove right in bringing a future of good achievements. This championship is part of Stéphane Ratel's SRO family, ensuring professionalism and competitiveness, and Villorba Corse is proud to represent such a prestigious and full of sporting history brand as Maserati. More details will follow in the coming weeks but we are already excited by this new challenge”.

10 Dec 2015

GT OPEN, NURBURGRING - TV PROGRAM

Saturday, May 3rd
at 4 p.m. Race 1, live on RaiSport 2 or live streaming on www.gtopen.net (WEB TV)

Sunday, May 4th
at 1 p.m. Race 2, live on RaiSport 2 or live streaming on www.gtopen.net (WEB TV)

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