Team Manager: Luca Bersilli
Via Del Lavoro, 15,
Telephone: +39 026 688 994
Fax: +39 026 680 2598
Contact: Luca Bersili
The team has been founded just this year by Fabio Montani and Paolo Radici and is located at Spirano (near Bergamo) in a spacious and well-equipped workshop. The partnership of the two principals started in 1996 when the Target 24 Racing Team raced in the IMSA series in a Chevron and a Riley & Scott II.
In 1997 the team raced in the IMSA series to move to Europe in the ISRC/SportsRacing World Cup in 1998 and 1999, achieving brilliant results with the drivers Alex Caffi and Nicola Larini.
The team has re-structured for 2000 with new team colours and a new team manager in the form of Stefano Di Ponti who formerly worked for the Raffanelli team.
Sportscar legend Mauro Baldi also brings valuable experience and he has been teamed up with South African youngster Gary Formato who won his very first World Cup race at Kyalami in 1998.
Despite little testing, the season got off to a fine start with athird place finish in Barcelona and then a superb win at Monza when on a greasy track Baldi and Formato came out on top of a titanic battle with the JMB Ferrari and the Panoz.
Lying third in the championship the team had a real chance of challenging for the title but a combination of bad luck and poor reliability the team failed to sustain their challenge.
2001 was a busy year for the team as they went about buiding an all new in-house chassis while also racing the Riley & Scott.The new chassis will still use the mighty Judd V10 engine although early indications suggest that it may be the all new 5-litre version.
The 2001 season saw best results of 3rd place at Barcelona and Brno with Mauro Baldi being partnered by ex Arrows F1 driver Alex Caffi for much of the year.
2002 will see the team become a constructor with the R&M; SR1 chassis debuting at Barcelona. The teams Technical Director,Renato Moscati has designed the car which is loosely based on the old Riley & Scott that the team competed with in 2000 and 2001. The new car features a carbon composite tub,a completely new rear end and a viscous differential.
2002 has started promisingly for R&M; with the new car scoring two podium places at Brno and Magny Cours with Mauro Baldi and Vincenzo Sospiri at the wheel.The team had a slight re-shuffle in May when Fabio Montani left and was replaced by former Rally team manager Massimo Chiapponi.
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