Risi's Molina pleased with test, waiting on ’19 plans

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Risi's Molina pleased with test, waiting on ’19 plans


Risi's Molina pleased with test, waiting on ’19 plans


Miguel Molina ended Tuesday with a smile on his face after a successful solo test in the No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE at Daytona International Speedway.

Now, the 29-year-old native of Girona, Spain can only wait and see if the team’s plans materialize for the 2019 Rolex 24 At Daytona.

“It was a good test,” Molina said. “We tried a number of different things, worked with some different tires, and we have some data to analyze now. We ran everything in our plan for this test. Everything went quite good, and I’m happy about today. Some days it’s necessary to do a lot of work and put in mileage, and I’m really happy about what we achieved today.”

Molina made his Rolex 24 debut last year, racing a Risi Ferrari 488 GT3 in GTD.

“Now, we’re in discussion about next year,” Molina added. “I’m really open to do the 24 Hours. I really enjoyed last year. I raced at Daytona last year in GTD, and today with the GTLM car was a completely different story. I would love to come back and do this race in the GTLM car. But it’s still too early to say what will happen.”

A year ago, Molina captured the Pirelli World Challenge SprintX championship in addition to enjoying success in ELMS competition.

“With the test today, I think we are done for this year,” he said. “I did a lot of racing and a lot of mileage this year, three championships. I’m really proud of what we accomplished in 2018.”

Molina spent the weekend in Miami, where he attended the Miami Dolphins football game and witnessed the miracle finish in a victory over the New England Patriots.

“That was amazing,” Molina said. “I follow American football in Spain. I know all the rules and watch all the Super Bowls. Getting to see the Dolphins win like that was incredible.”