Braille Lithium Powers Team Risi Ferrari’s First Win For F458 Italia

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BRAILLE LITHIUM BATTERY POWERS TEAM RISI COMPETIZINOE FERRARI TO FIRST WIN OF THE F458 ITALIA Sarasota, FL August 22nd – This weekend the American Le Mans series visited the sweeping four-mile track of Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The GT battle is one of the closets in recent history and Team Risi Competizione are running the all-new Ferrari 458 Italia. Developing a new platform is always difficult and the team has proved that they are up for the challenge. After 101 laps and four hours of blistering competition team Risi brought Ferrari their first North American win of the new F458 Italia.

This historic win for Ferrari was witnessed by some of the company officials on hand to see the advancement of the new car in American competition. The guest’s included a delighted Ing. Amedeo Felisa, the CEO of Ferrari SpA and Mr Marco Mattiacci, President and CEO of Ferrari North America as well as two of their fellow directors who had all travelled to Road America for the day to view the race. Team Principal Giuseppe Risi was thrilled with the team’s first win and had this to say about the weekend. “Today is probably one of the crowning moments of Risi Competizione. For us to be able to give the F458 its first victory in the US is wonderful,” said Risi. “We’ve been close but this was really exceptional. The team did a fantastic job; the drivers were both outstanding and Jaime Melo demonstrated clearly just what an incredible driver he is, while Toni was superb during his stint. At the last pit stop, the crew was unbelievable. All our calculations turned out perfectly and the tire change was amazing. It was a great day for us.”

Braille Battery began working with Risi Competizione Ferrari two years ago when they were running the F430 and continued to develop a new battery design for the F458. “The car is such a stunning design and we were so excited to be part of the new F458 program” said Blake Fuller founder of Braille Battery. “It’s been such a pleasure working with the Risi team and we see them as a valuable resource for developing our latest battery technology. We look forward to seeing continued success with the Risi Competizione Ferrari team.” Braille has been the Lithium battery supplier to American Le Mans teams for the past three years and is always refining the technology of lightweight batteries through racing applications. Braille Lithium Batteries will start the next big race of the season with the American Le Mans series September 2-4 on the streets of Baltimore, Maryland. Top teams in the American Le Mans series including Ferrari, Porsche, Corvette, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Jaguar and many of the prototype cars all use the latest Braille Lithium Battery starting technology. ABOUT Braille Battery Braille Battery is the leader in ultra lightweight Lithium-Ion high performance batteries and also distributes and sells the world’s first and only AGM carbon fiber race batteries. The entire selection is also part of their “Green Start” line of Eco-Minded batteries. Blake Fuller, founder of the company, has a history as a road racer winning Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 2002. The company name, Braille, reflects the concept that advantages of weight reduction in racing are sometimes only felt, not seen. Braille Battery is also a supplier to top teams in NASCAR, American Le Mans, Formula 1, Grand AM, Open Wheel, Drag Racing, Rally, SCCA, NASA, Drifting, Motorcycle and all levels of competition on both two and four wheels. Braille products are available through a variety of online distributors in the US and overseas and at local specialty retail outlets. For more information, please go to http://www.braillebattery.com or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


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