Rinaldi Racing is ready for the 2015 season. This year, the racing team will go through a complete season in the Blancpain Sprint Series for the first time and especially for that reason comes up with a top driver lineup. The two sports-car experts Marco Seefried and Norbert Siedler will share the cockpit of a Ferrari 458 GT3, aiming for podium finishes with the Italian race car in the demanding GT3 racing series. Furthermore Rinaldi Racing also competes with two Ferrari in the Blancpain Endurance Series.
“We are really glad that we were able to realize such a comprehensive program this season. Both Blancpain series are a quite demanding matter. The races take place all over Europe and with that we found a perfect field of activities for the team. With Marco and Norbert we could sign two strong drivers we aim for podium finishes with. We also want to become established in the Blancpain Endurance Series. The preparations for the first appearance this year are currently in the hot phase”, Michele Rinaldi eagerly explains.
The new season is under a very special focus for the complete team. The Squad from Germany is looking forward to a real ambitious motorsports program, aiming to convert its great know-how into a successful season. Michele Rinaldi’s team combines a long standing experience with burning ambition, with which Rinaldi Racing in the past years has become one of the top teams in international GT-Racing.
This time, with Marco Seefried and Norbert Siedler, Rinaldi Racing managed to engage two real top racers. Seefried on a regular basis competes in endurance races all around the globe. One of the biggest successes in the career of the 39-year-old was a second overall rank at the Nürburgring 24 hours race. Norbert Siedler is in no way inferior to his team mate: The 32-year-old beside other successes became runner-up of the Porsche Supercup, which is known to be one of the fiercely contested one make cups in the world. In the Blancpain Endurance Series the two will lineup with Rinat Salikhov. The Russian competed already in the GT3 endurance series and now wants to tie to this experience. Rinaldi Racing enters the fiercely contested endurance championship with two Ferrari 458 GT3.
The two Blancpain Series are Top GT3 championships, which are loved by the fans and the competitors in the same way. The calender of the Blancpain Sprint Series covers seven rounds, while the Blancpain Endurance Series consists of five races. The events of both championships take place on circuits full of tradition like Monza or Brands Hatch. Thrilling races are also expected on the street circuits in Moscow and Baku.
As if this wasn’t enough: Rinaldi Racing will also be a part of the competition in the “Green Hell” again. VLN races as well as the Nürburgring 24 hours event are on the schedule of the squad around Michele Rinaldi. Additionally the starts in the 24h Series are in the calender of the team. Already in the middle of March Rinaldi Racing participates in the 12 hours race in Mugello.