Toni Vilander targets strong results at Laguna Seca with Risi Competizione

Toni Vilander will be at the wheel of the #62 Ferrari 488 GTE from Risi Competizione in this weekend's Monterey Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. The world famous Californian track will play host to the fourth round of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Toni Vilander - along with Giancarlo Fisichella - clinched a fine podium last time out at the Grand Prix of Long Beach, the first one of the brand new Ferrari 488 GTE in the IMSA series.

The Ferrari driver is aiming high for the Laguna Seca round targeting strong performances and results in the ultra competitive GT Le Mans (GTLM) class.

This will be your second time to compete at Laguna Seca. What was your last experience like and what are you looking forward to most? 

I raced there in 2011. We had difficult race with some contacts and penalties, but I enjoyed the track very much. I'm looking forward to the weekend to start.

The Risi Competizione team has competed at Laguna Seca for 14 of the past 17 years, since 1999, and with 2 wins and 6 podiums. Obviously their many years of experience will serve as a good guide for you. Thoughts?

We will try to get maximum out of our race car and hopefully that is enough to deliver us good results.

With just a Prototype/GTLM race for two hours will everyone be flat out the entire race?

We are always flat out. Less cars means more space. And there is less chance for yellows. We are ready for everything.

Quotes from Risi Competizione Press Release