“It’s nice to be back driving”- AF Corse driver James Calado

Former GTE-Pro Le Mans winner and FIA WEC GT World Champion James Calado is enjoying the return of the championship since November last year.

AF Corse Ferrari works driver James Calado has been getting back into the rhythm ahead of his seventh WEC season at the team

“After three months, it’s nice to be back driving, although it’s not easy to make predictions for the season”, he said.

The 31-year-old had not raced since his GTLM Risi Competizione outing at the 24 Hours of Daytona earlier at the beginning of this year, where he finished fourth in-class.

“The Balance of Performance hasn’t changed much since last year, so we’ll have to work hard to beat the Porsches.”

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Combined with efforts of his teammate and reigning GT World Challenge Europe champion Alessandro Pier Guidi, they completed 125 laps across the two days of Prologue testing.

“In the prologue, we are trying to work on a setup that can adapt to the current rather cold conditions that we’ll also encounter in the race.

“It would be nice to start with a win, although it will be tough.”

With main rivals Porsche and the #63 Corvette Racing, they will look to start their 2021 campaign off with a win at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps season opener.

After losing the FIA WEC GT Drivers’ Championship at the prior round in Bahrain, the duo will fight for the drivers’ and manufacturers’ titles, in addition to pursuing another Le Mans victory.