Press Release - 12/17/96
Landshark Racing's Ferrari 333 SP Team Prepares for Daytona 24 Hour

Landshark Racing is busy this holiday season preparing their Ferrari 333 SP for the upcoming IMSA World SportsCar Championship series inaugural race, the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The team tested last month on November 18-20 at the Daytona International Speedway in preparation for the new season.


Although the full driver line-up for the 24-hour event has yet to be announced, Landshark Racing is talking with several drivers, including Arie Luyendyk, Derek Bell and Marc Goossens.

IMSA's official test days for the Rolex 24 at Daytona will be held on January 10-12, with the race taking place on February 1-2.

Team Manager Kevin Doran, who will spearhead Landshark Racing's first effort in the prestigious twice - around - the - clock event, designed some new aerodynamic bodywork panels which tested very positively.

In addition to the bodywork tests, the team tested a new Ferrari endurance engine, scheduled to be run in the 1997 endurance events.

Yokohama Tire engineers have made continuing improvements to their Yokohama AVS tire all year. Their latest developments were also tested at the November session.

"The test went very well," said Landshark's Gerry Jackson. "The car ran flawlessly. The new engine was smooth and reliable and the new tire developments are very promising, thanks to Yokohama's hard work. The tricks that Kevin engineered with the bodywork will really complete an already perfect Ferrari package."

Drivers participating in the November test session included Jackson, Gianpiero Moretti, owner of the #30 MOMO Corse Ferrari 333 SP, Didier Theys, Derek Bell, and Hurley Haywood.

Lista International Corporation will once again return as a sponsor on the #66 Landshark/Lista entry. Lista's chairman and Ferrari 333 SP owner/driver, Fredy Lienhard, is expected to make four driving appearances during the 1997 season with the #66 Ferrari in the IMSA WSC series.

Landshark Racing will participate in the January test session, as will the #30 MOMO/ Yokohama Ferrari 333 SP of Moretti.

Landshark Racing and Moretti Racing have yet to finalize their 1997 IMSA plans. Stay in touch to find out future plans for IMSA's most exciting Ferrari 333 SP teams.



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