Tailem Bend, Australia (13 January 2020) – Ozz Negri concluded a weekend down under with a run to the Asian Le Mans Series (ALMS) podium following a third-place finish in Sunday’s 4 Hours of The Bend – the second stop on the 2019-2020 ALMS schedule.
Joined by Alessandro Pier Guidi and Francesco Piovanetti in the No. 51 Spirit of Race Ferrari 488 GT3, the trio started the race in fifth with Piovanetti taking the green flag. With four hours of racing on the long, 7.7km, 35 corner Australian circuit, the race featured three classes and four categories comprising of 25 cars between the LMP2, LMP2 Am, LMP3 and GT machines.
Negri took over the No. 51 Ferrari for the middle stages of the race, with Pier Guidi sliding into the cockpit to make a hard charge to the podium in the closing segment of the race.
“It was a good weekend and a great way to start 2020 with a podium,” said Negri. “The race wasn’t easy at all, with the track being very long with 35 corners and the temperatures were really high as well. But I had a great stint and was able to get us a lap back by passing the leader and then from there, it was just pushing hard. Our Ferrari 488 GT3 was on rails, just an incredible car to drive. Alessandro (Pier Guidi) got in the car after me and did an amazing job bringing us to a podium finish. The championship is super tight and hopefully we can get closer to winning that Le Mans entry next moth in Malaysia!”
ALMS will head to Sepang, Malaysia for the third stop of the calendar, the 4 Hours of Sepang, on February 15.