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Calado joins fellow factory Ferrari man Fisichella in Blancpain GT

James Calado

Briton James Calado will join fellow factory Ferrari driver Giancarlo Fisichella in an assault on the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup in 2017.

The Ferrari World Endurance Championship regular will drive for Russian entrant Kaspersky Motorsport in a Ferrari 488 GT3 run by AF Corse.

He and Fisichella will share the car with Ferrari GT3 regular Marco Cioci in the five-round endurance segment of the BGTS that includes the Spa 24 Hours in July.

Calado, 27, said: "It's going to be a big challenge for us, but I know the team very well already and I am sure that together with my experienced team-mates, we can have a very good season."

Kaspersky Ferrari Blancpain line-up

Ferrari GT boss Antonello Coletta explained that the placement of Calado and Fisichella in Kaspersky's Pro Cup entry in the BGTS reflected its "increasing importance in the world of GT racing".

Kaspersky will also field a pro-am car in the BGTS enduros this season.

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