Ferrari ace Sam Bird joins Scuderia Corsa for the Rolex 24 at Daytona

Ferrari GT factory driver Sam Bird will be racing with Scuderia Corsa in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The Briton will be behind the wheel of a Ferrari 488 GT3 in the twice-around-the-clock Florida endurance classic.

Sam Bird, who is one of the fastest GTE drivers around, and Scuderia Corsa will be competing in the GT Daytona (GTD) class, which is open to FIA GT3 spec cars.

At Daytona, Sam Bird will be sharing the Ferrari 488 GT3 with 2016 IMSA GTD champions Alessandro Balzan and Christina Nielsen along with fourth driver Matteo Cressoni.

Last year the British ace competed in the FIA World Endurance Championship with the factory supported AF Corse squad.

Sam Bird and team-mate Davide Rigon shared the #71 Ferrari 488 GTE and took two GTE-Pro class wins in the opening round at Silverstone and the second one at Spa-Francorchamps.

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