Team Kessel is ready for 2019: the upcoming challenges and the new women-only crew

Kessel Racing is ready to run through 2019. Another year of challenges for the team, part of the group founded by Loris Kessel back in 1971, which is eager to announce that Kessel will have crews (included a women-only team) competing in three championships in 2019: the FERRARI CHALLENGE; the EUROPEAN LE MANS SERIES and the GT SPORTS CLUB. “We can’t wait to start this new season. – says Ronnie Kessel – We are a very unite and experienced team and we are proudly looking forward to our all-female line up’s new adventure.” The first championship will be the FERRARI Challenge - since 1993 the most famous one- make championship starting in February in Bahrain - where team Kessel will have a crew made up of Dutch driver Fons Scheltema and Turkish driver Murat Cuhadaroglu, competing on a 488 Challenge. The races of the FERRARI Challenge competition will take place in: Bahrain (BH) 16 - 17 February; Valencia (ESP) 30 - 31 March; Red Bull Ring (AUT) 04 - 05 May; Le Mans (FRA) 13- 15 June; Nurburgring (GER) 06 - 07 July; Imola (ITA) 28 - 29 September and will have its finals at Mugello (ITA) from the 24 th to the 27 th of October. The next step is the European Le Mans Series – the sports car racing endurance series inspired by the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, starting in April at Paul Ricard circuit - where Kessel will have two different teams on track with a 488 GTE Ferrari. One of the crews is made up of the Italian drivers Claudio Schiavoni, Andrea Piccini and Sergio Pianezzola. As for the other crew, Kessel is proud to introduce a women-only team made up of Manuela Gostner (34, Italian), Rahel Frey (32, Swiss), Michelle Gatting (26, Danish). This participation was made possible thanks to Deborah Mayer’s patronage: Mayer came up with the idea and was able to implement it, driven by her passion for cars, challenges and the will to give birth to something new and innovative in motorsport.

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