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AF Corse Confirm #55 Squad

AF Corse will be mightily busy at the Le Mans 24 Hours and we can expect a raft of announcements as the available seats in their fleet of Ferraris fill up.

The #55 GTE Am Ferrari 458 though is already fully crewed with the confirmation that Piergiuseppe Perazzini will be joined by Darryl O’Young and Lorenzo Casè.

O’Young will be making his second start at Le Mans and joins three time starter Perazzini and LM virgin Case for the 90th Anniversary race next month.
 
Amato Ferrari, AF Corse owner

“With great pleasure we announce a highly esteemed driver line-up. The experience and competence of Darryl, Piergiuseppe and Lorenzo give us hope: we believe that their car could do well in one of the most important races in the world. Perazzini and Casè are popular in Italy and Europe, O’Young is famous in Asia. We are sure that the crew will have numerous supporters”.

Piergiuseppe Perazzini

“It’s my fourth time in the Le Mans 24 Hours: I want to complete the race. This year, I will race together with a new crew but the each one of us has well proven and winning experience. Last year, I had the misfortune of being involved in an incident; an incident, which I stress, wasn’t my fault, and that could have had serious consequences for me. Fortunately, the episode didn’t have serious repercussions. Back to front, now I feel like to try again, more determined than ever”.

Darryl O’Young

“Since I last drove at Le Mans in 2009, I have hoped for the opportunity to return again to this great race. To be able to compete at the Le Mans 24 with AF Corse is very special and I thank Amato for his trust in my ability. We are aiming for the class win and anything less would be disappointing. It will be my first time competing in the Ferrari 458 GT2, but I am sure I can adapt quickly to the car and I am confident in its performance as it’s a proven GTE winning car. I will do everything in my strength to earn a good result and to make China and Hong Kong proud at this legendary race”.

Lorenzo Casè

“I debut in the most important race in the world. So, I don’t know the track and it’s a new experience for me which I hope finishes positively. To race with AF Corse will permit my squad to be among the most competitive in the GTE Am. My target is to take the chequered flag as in every 24 hours race. However, if we are able to express our potential a very good result is possible. I’m confident that we will give our best at the wheel of a very high-perfomance car with the best technical preparation”.