Risi Competizione new Ferrari 488 GTE ready for the Rolex 24

Exciting news coming from Risi Competizione. The Houston based Ferrari squad was in a race against time in order to prepare their new 488 GTE for the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The team was forced to skip the traditional Roar Before the Rolex 24 last week in Florida.

Mission accomplished! Risi Competizione has finished the build of the new Ferrari racer at Michelotto shops in Italy. The car is ready and will compete in the opening round of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The Ferrari 488 GTE's shakedown is planned for Monday at Ferrari test track of Fiorano. The car will be sent later to America ahead of the long Rolex 24 at Daytona week.

Risi Competizione will have a stellar driver line-up for the 2016 IMSA GT Le Mans competition. Giancarlo Fisichella will share the #62 Ferrari 488 GTE with fellow factory driver Toni Vilander. At Daytona they will be joined by Davide Rigon and Olivier Beretta.

Photos: Ferrari of Houston / Risi Competizione