Scuderia Corsa announce full 2017 Le Mans line-up


Townsend Bell and Bill Sweedler will return to the #62 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari in 2017 alongside Cooper MacNeil - Credit: Craig Robertson/Speed Chills

Scuderia Corsa have revealed the six drivers that will race for them during the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans, with two of last years GTE-AM class winners reuniting aboard the #62 Ferrari 488 GTE.

Townsend Bell and Bill Sweedler will aim to double up in 2017 after taking victory in 2016 alongside Jeff Segal, and this year will be partnered by Cooper MacNeil in the #62, while the sister #65 Ferrari will see Alessandro Balzan and Christina Nielsen partner Bret Curtis.

Scuderia Corsa team owner Giacomo Mattioli says it is great to be able to bring two cars to Le Mans in 2017, and is confident that both cars have strong driver line-ups in order to challenge for class honours once more.

“The opportunity to bring two Ferraris in defence of our Le Mans victory is a great honour,” said Mattioli. “To debut in 2015 with a podium, and win last year was an absolute dream-come-true. To return now with the Ferrari 488 GTE is a brand new challenge that we are all excited for.

“It’s of course great to see Bill and Townsend back with us for another year, and now with Cooper MacNeil joining us, we should be very strong. It goes without saying we had an incredible 2016 together with Christina and Alessandro, and Bret Curtis is a long-time member of the community that we’re very excited to work with. We’re definitely confident for another Ferrari victory!”