Ferrari Driver Academy strengthens ties with Competizioni GT

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Scuderia Ferrari has announced that its Driver Academy programme will strengthen its collaboration with Competizioni GT with Callum Ilott set to compete in the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup.

The Maranello-based marque’s Competizioni GT division is an official entrant in the World Endurance Championship and supports customers, both teams and drivers, competing in GT series. The announcement will see the Ferrari Driver Academy work with Competizioni GT together, starting from 2021.

Callum Ilott, who finished as runner-up in the FIA Formula 2 series last year, will be the first FDA member to benefit from the collaboration of Ferrari’s two divisions. The Cambridge-born driver will pilot a a Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020, entered by Iron Lynx in the five rounds of the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup presented by AWS.

The Englishman will share his car with Antonio Fuoco and Davide Rigon. The former is a simulator specialist for the Scuderia, as well as a driver coach for the Academy students while the latter has worked as simulator driver for the Scuderia for long years.

The 2021 season for the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup is set to begin with the Monza 3 Hours on 18 April. Following the season-opener, teams will head to France for the Le Castellet 1000 Km. The third race that the trio will enter will be the Spa 24 Hours, followed by a couple of three hour races on the demanding Nurburgring and Barcelona circuits.