Lead­ing Fer­rari squad is back for British GT

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Crack Fer­rari squad AF Corse will re­turn to the British GT Cham­pi­onship this year.

The mul­ti­ple Le Mans- and ti­tlewin­ning team con­tested the 2014 se­ries with sev­eral Fer­rari 458 GT3S, but was ab­sent last sea­son.

It now plans to run British GT race win­ner Aaron Scott and John Dil­lon in se­lected 2016 events. AF will en­ter the Don­ing­ton Park (April 23-24) and Brands Hatch (May 7-8) rounds of GT Cup be­fore run­ning the duo in British GT at Sil­ver­stone (June 11-12) and Don­ing­ton Park (Septem­ber 10-11). Fur­ther events could be added to the sched­ule.

Team boss Amato Fer­rari said: “I have al­ways kept in touch with John and Aaron. As soon as a new op­por­tu­nity ar­rived, we gladly took it. UK motorsport is very lively and pas­sion­ate, with so many fans at the races. The cham­pi­onships are also or­gan­ised in a pro­fes­sional man­ner.”

Fer­rari did not rule out ex­pand­ing the British GT at­tack in fu­ture. “We hope for this and will try to do our best to cre­ate other pos­si­bil­i­ties,” he added.

Scott and Dil­lon will race a 458 ini­tially, but could switch to the new-for-2016 488 later in the year.

AF will race 458

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