Race-winning WEC squad Cetilar Racing have announced that they will take part in the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup in 2022 with a single-car GTD effort.
The team first raced in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship during the Rolex 24 at Daytona at the start of the year, where they contested the LMP2 class with a Dallara P217-Gibson and lost out on a potential podium finish due to a gearbox issue.
The Italian operation will now expand its IMSA presence by returning to Daytona as well as contesting the Twelve Hours of Sebring, Six Hours of Watkins Glen and Petit Le Mans.
The #47 Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo will be driven for the full campaign by the WEC line-up of Roberto Lacorte, Giorgio Sernagiotto and Antonio Fuoco, who also raced at Daytona last year.
For the 2022 running of the Florida endurance classic, the trio will be joined by recently crowned GTE Am world champion Alessio Rovera. Rovera will be making his IMSA debut.
“The decision to participate in the four most important endurance races of the IMSA championship next year is the result of several factors,” Lacorte said “The first and most important being the desire to live a new championship as protagonists. For Cetilar Racing it will be a high-level, stimulating challenge, rich in history, tradition, and interest.
“The 24 Hours of Daytona of last January, which we took part in with the LMP2 prototype, was a very nice experience that left a sour taste in our mouths.
“We therefore promised ourselves that we would come back, and in doing so we decided to extend our presence to the other great classics of the star-spangled calendar, which we look forward to facing in a very competitive category such as GTD.”
“I want to highlight that ours is not a farewell to the FIA World Endurance Championship, but only a goodbye. Finally, I warmly welcome Alessio Rovera, a young and undoubtedly talented driver, who will join us for the Daytona race.”