Toni Vilander delighted with Risi Competizione first podium of the year

Toni Vilander performed well in last weekend's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race of Long Beach.

The Ferrari factory driver took a fine third place in the ultra competitive GT Le Mans (GTLM) class at the wheel of the #62 Ferrari 488 from Risi Competizione. The talented driver from Finland shared the car with fellow works driver Giancarlo Fisichella.

Toni Vilander was delighted with Risi Competizione performances and results at Long Beach. The first podium for the Houston based squad in this year's competition.

It was a really difficult race. We are a little bit in a class of our own. The team did an awesome job today. The car felt quite good to drive but we just don't have any speed or any power. 

I had our competitors in front of me and they pulled me five car lengths on the front straight. It’s hard to gain that back, but it was good to get third place. We will keep working and we keep improving but we need something more as well. 

Today we were a little bit lucky with the accidents and hits the others had. I had some slight issues towards the end of the race but I'm really happy for Giancarlo, me and the whole team to finish on the podium.

Photos: Risi Competizione