8Star Motorsports will fly the flag for the Americas in this season’s World Endurance Championship after they announce their – and their bright orange Ferraris – return.
8Star, led by Enzo Potolicchio, will see one major change for the upcoming season – their customary number #81 was give to AF Corse, another GTE-AM entry, so will instead race with #90 on their flanks.
The squad will be aiming to continue their success in this the third season of the WEC, last year they won the team’s championship following a pair of victories.
“Not many drivers have had the opportunity to win the World Championship two years in a row,” said Enzo Potolicchio. “The goal of repeating the victory achieved in 2012 at the 24 hours of Le Mans, was cut short by a punctured tire after we were having a great weekend. For 2014, we have set our eyes on winning the 24 hours of Le Mans and repeating the team’s championship.”
Venezuelan Potolicchio will also be racing with two new co-drivers in the shape of Paolo Ruberti and Gianluca Roda who have vast experience in Endurance Racing.
Ruberti said of joining the team: “Our goal is to win the championship. We know it is going to be a hard task but we have an excellent car, team and we are very competitive.”
Roda added: “I am very happy to join Enzo and Paolo, and I am sure this is a decision I will not regret as they are excellent drivers and persons overall. I am sure we are going to have a great season and all of the guys are very happy to get this season started with the #90 Ferrari.”