Bruni returns to Risi Competizione for ALMS assault

Houston based Risi Competizione have officially announced that Gianmaria Bruni will join Jaime Melo in the #62 Ferrari for the American Le Mans Series.

Bruni won the FIA GT Championship in 2008 along with winning their class at Le Mans with Jaime Melo and Mika Salo. For 2009 he finished the season in the runner up spot in the FIA GT Championship and lost out on the Le Mans Series but a single point.

Jaime Melo has brought success to the team in the past as in 2009 he not only won Le Mans but took wins at Sebring and the Petit Le Mans, he was also runner up in the ALMS GT Series.

Bruni admits he feels at home at the team after competing with then in 2007 and 2008 and has high hopes for his 2010 season, “I think Jaime and I could be the hardest pairing for our competitors to be up against.. Jaime is one of the best GT drivers we’ve ever seen and I’m sure that together we can achieve great results. We already know each other well, and will also be racing together in Europe so our partnership in the car will be very strong.”