Houston-based Risi Competizione has unveiled the livery for its No.89 Ferrari 488 GTE-Pro entry at the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The car will be driven at Le Mans by IMSA full season DPi drivers Pipo Derani and Oliver Jarvis, and current Bentley Factory GT driver Jules Gounon.
The three-time Le Mans class-winning team will collaborate for this year’s race with Jean Guikas and the French Ferrari Owners Club, with the car’s livery reflecting a French blue background (France) and navy blue and white stripe (USA).
The livery was developed as part of a contest that brought together 21 pairs of students from different sectors of ENSAAMA (School of Art and Design), a decorative arts school in Paris, France.
It incorporates images of a thoroughbred horse and pays tribute to the NART North American Racing team, founded by Luigi Chinetti, and to the founders of the French Ferrari Owners Club, initiators of the last Franco-American victory in 1981 (IMSA category).
NART is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its first Le Mans victory this year.
The final technical livery art was created by Andy Blackmore.