As reported by Laurent Mercier on Endurance-Info (and also on SportsCar365), due to COVID-19 emergency we have decided to be in self-quarantine to the team’s workshop in order to continue pre-season preparations for the upcoming European Le Mans Series season. Together Antonio Ferrari (Eurointernational’s team principal), other four mechanics are now living in Novara, into the apartment available just above the workshop.
Antonio Ferrari: “Here, all the shops are closed and only a few businesses operate; I live in Milan and I moved to the factory so that I didn’t have to travel. Some mechanics are with me and we live here. We will not give up. We know it will be long and it will not be the same for a while. We have experienced this coronavirus situation since our return from Thailand.”
The team, which returned to Italy after winning the Asian Le Mans Series LMP2 Am title under the Rick Ware Racing banner last month, has been working on preparing its new Ligier JS P230 Nissan LMP3 car that’s due to take part in the ELMS this year. It is also awaiting on its freight to return from Asia.
“We received the Ligier JS P320 kit three weeks ago and each day, one can realize the work accomplished,” Ferrari said. “We will have work in April with the return of equipment from Asia. We will have to prepare everything necessary for the recovery in the European Le Mans Series and Ligier Endurance Series. We now hope to be able to test in May. In this complicated time for everyone, I am happy to have the support of my drivers and my partners.”