Successful in the 2016 season, Rinaldi Racing will again commit to the racing series.

In total, the team from Mendig will compete with two Ferrari 488 GT3s.

The racing season comprises a total of ten race weekends; five in the Blancpain Endurance Series and five in the Blancpain Sprint Series. The race events are again spread across the most beautiful circuits in Europe. The highlight is the 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps, where Rinaldi Racing will again be aiming to climb the podium. But the team from Mendig is also looking forward to the home race at the Nürburgring in September.

In the very strong field of Blancpain GT Series drivers, Rinaldi Racing will field two strong green Ferraris; with familiar and new faces.

In the Blancpain Sprint Series, Alexander Mattschull and Daniel Keilwitz will share the work behind the steering wheel in the #333 Ferrari 488 GT3. In the Blancpain Endurance Series, the duo will be completed by the Russian Rinat Salikhov. Both times they start in the ProAm class.

The Blancpain Endurance Series will also feature the number 488 Ferrari 488 GT3. The driver pairing consisted of Pierre Ehret and Rino Mastronardi. Which driver will be third in the Ferrari has not been decided yet. This car will start in the AM classification.

In the Blancpain GT Sports Club, Rinaldi Racing will also be present with a Ferrari in some races. Christian Hook will drive the black Ferrari 458 GT3 with the starting number 33.

The team will head to Paul Ricard in mid-March for the official Blancpain test.

Michele Rinaldi: “We are very happy to be back in the Blancpain GT Series. The race calendar is well laid out and promises to be an exciting season. Both cars are well manned to achieve excellent results. The mix of our experienced amateur drivers and professional racers is well chosen. Now we have some tests to prepare for the season in the best possible way.