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Risi Competizione looking for a return to Le Mans, no further IMSA plans in 2019

Three-time Le Mans 24 Hours class winner Risi Competizione is aiming to return to the French endurance classic this year. 

The American Ferrari team has filed an entry for the race under its own name for the first time since 2017 and is hoping to be on the grid in GTE Pro class for the blue-riband FIA World Endurance Championship round on June 15/16 2019.

The team is likely to find out whether it has been successful in its bid for a Le Mans spot in March, when the second phase of the entry list is revealed by race organiser the Automobile Club de l’Ouest.

Running as Doyle-Risi, it won the LMP1 class with a Ferrari 333SP on its Le Mans debut in 1998 and claimed GT2 honours in 2008 and 2009.

It ended a six-year hiatus from Le Mans in 2016 when it finished a close second in class to the new Ford GT.

Risi returned to Le Mans in 2017 and then ran its Ferrari in the GTE Am ranks last year under the Keating Motorsports banner.

News of Risi’s intended return to Le Mans follows Ferrari’s revelation that will not field an additional entry alongside its two factory AF Corse WEC cars this year.

Risi took second place in GT Le Mans at last weekend’s rain-shortened Rolex 24 at Daytona, but has no plans to contest further rounds of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship this year.

The team believes that the Ferrari isn’t competitive under the IMSA championship’s Balance of Performance and needs some help to be able to compete with the two-car factory entries from Porsche, Ford, Chevrolet and BMW.

Stalwart Risi engineer Rick Mayer claimed that the team had a “ninth-place car” in dry conditions, echoing concerns voiced pre-race by James Calado.

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