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Enzo Potolicchio finishes in 4th place in the first round of the Blancpain GT series in Monza

Pompano Beach, FL, April 21, 2015 – 8Star Motorsports team owner and Venezuelan driver, Enzo Potolicchio, finished fourth in the Pro-Am class for the first event of the Blancpain GT Endurance Series. Potolicchio joined Piergiuseppe Perazzini and Marco Cioci in the #53 AF Corse Ferrari GT3 at Autodromo Nazionale di Monza.

Potolicchio, who joined Perrazzini and Cioci for the 12 Hours of Sebring in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, made his return to the European tracks and did so in great fashion. Potolicchio posted the fastest lap in the #53 Ferrari with a time of 1m50.122s around the 3.6 mile Monza track.

“I am really happy with our race in Monza, as it was my first time here and I adapted really quick to the Ferrari GT3 car and the track. I have to thank AF Corse for giving me the opportunity to drive a competitive car in order to accomplish our goal of a top five in this first round of the championship,” said Potolicchio. “I believe we have the option to continue in the fight for the championship and I am really looking forward for the next race in Silverstone where I have had success before in the FIA WEC championship.”

Potolicchio will join Perazzini and Cioci for the rest of the Blancpain GT Endurance Series, which will have its next stop at Silverstone. Potolicchio, who obtained a victory in the FIA WEC LMP2 class at Silverstone in 2012, will be looking to repeat his success this time with the AF Corse Ferrari GT3 on May 24th.

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Enzo Potolicchio joins AF Corse for the 2015 Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring fueled by Fresh From Florida

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Pompano Beach, FL, March 20, 2015- 8Star Motorsports team owner and condecorated Venezuelan driver, Enzo Potolicchio, joins AF Corse Ferrari GTD for the 2015 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring fueled by Fresh From Florida. Potolicchio will join Piergiuseppe Perazzini, Marco Cioci, and former teammate Rui Aguas in the #49 AF Corse machine.

Potolicchio returns to Sebring, where he participated in 2012 finishing 1st Place in the LMP2 category and an incredible 3rd place overall. He is back to racing a Ferrari, where he has achieved prominent success in the past. In 2009 during his first involvement with the North American Ferrari Challenge he earned a victory and a third place podium finish. It was in 2010 where he achieved ultimate glory by winning the Ferrari Challenge and reiterating it with back to back titles in 2011.

The year 2013 was also a special year for Enzo, when he created his team 8Star Motorsports and drove it to worldwide recognition by becoming one of the first American teams to earn a team championship. The No. 81 car for 8Star won the trophy for LMGTE Am teams, after achieving two first place victories in the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps and 6 Hours of Shanghai. In addition, he earned 2nd place overall with the team’s Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 along with teammate Rui Aguas.

“This is a great opportunity for me to continue my great relationship with Ferrari and come back to Sebring where I have been able to win before,” said Enzo Potolicchio. “I am looking forward to racing alongside AF Corse and their drivers this weekend at Sebring and confident that we can achieve a great result at this historic track.”

For more information please visit our website at www.8starmotorsports.com and keep up to date via Twitter @8starmotor and Facebook at our 8Star Motorsports page.