Rinaldi reveals 2020 plans
Rinaldi Racing has revealed a two-car line-up for GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS 2020 campaign. The German-based squad will field one Ferrari 488 GT3 for Rinat Salikhov and David Perel, who will challenge for Silver Cup honours.
The duo finished as Pro-Am runners-up in last year’s Sprint championship and were part of Rinaldi’s Total 24 Hours of Spa class-winning effort in 2018. Salikhov’s return ensures the Russian will compete with Rinaldi for a seventh straight season. They will be joined for the Endurance schedule by new addition Patrick Kujala, whose experience also includes a Total 24 Hours of Spa class victory. The Finn was the designated Silver driver in the Am Cup-winning Barwell Motorsports effort in 2018.
The team will add a Pro-Am crew in the Endurance Cup, with Pierre Ehret and Rino Mastronardi joined by Daniel Keilwitz. Ehret is set for his fifth successive season with Rinaldi, while Mastronardi returns to the fold following a two-year absence. Keilwitz, meanwhile, is an experienced professional who was part of Rinaldi’s Spa-winning crew in 2018, alongside Perel and Salikhov.