Davide Rigon is readying himself for a busy end to the year, with three different races in three different championships.
The 27-year-old Scuderia Ferrari driver will make his debut in the FIA World Endurance Championship at the Six Hours of Sao Paulo, the championship’s fourth round to be held this weekend. The Italian driver will once again be behind the wheel of a Ferrari 458 GT2 prepared by the 8Star Motorsport Team. He will share driving duties with team-mates Ruy Aguas and Vincente Potolicchio.
Following his WEC debut, Rigon will then travel to Spa-Francorchamps for the sixth round of the International GT Open Championship, this time to take the wheel of Villorba Corse Team’s 458 GT2. He will replace Luca Filippi and race alongside Andrea Montermini.
Rigon said: “It will be an honour for me to race for the Villorba Corse Team. It’s a great responsibility to replace Luca at Spa and race alongside Montermini. It will be a very interesting experience and I will do my best.”
Meanwhile Raimondo Amadio, team principal of Villorba Corse said: “It was important to go on pursuing the same logic that has always characterised our racing season, so we’ve tried to replace Filippi with another highly skilled racer.”
He continued: “Davide is the right choice, for sure. He’s a very skilled and talented guy, so I think that he will deliver a great performance for the team.”
Rigon’s third race of this exciting period will come at the Nürburgring at the end of September for the Kessel Racing Team, this time at the wheel of a 458 GT3 for the finale of the Blancpain Endurance Series.
Having taken a win for the team at Monza along with team-mates Daniel Zampieri and Cesar Ramos, the trio lead the Pro standings, and the Nürburgring 1000km will be the last chance to grab the title.
Rigon said: “Everything will be decided at the Nürburgring. We’re still the championship leaders and we want to end the season in the best way.“