During the final U.S. round of the Ferrari Challenge North American series at Sebring International Raceway, Race for RP’s Neil Langberg, driver of the No. 153 Ferrari 488 Challenge with Scuderia Corsa, was joined by numerous series drivers who carried the Race for RP logo on their respective Ferrari’s to help raise awareness about relapsing polychondritis (RP), a debilitating autoimmune disease which is characterized by recurrent inflammation of cartilage throughout the body.
Coppa Shell AM class competitors and Scuderia Corsa teammates, Lisa B. Clark, also known as Racer Mom, sported the logo on the side of her highly visible, Gulf-themed livery No. 127 Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo. While series newcomer, George Zachary, driver of the No. 118 Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo, also carried the logo on his car. Across the paddock, Yahn Bernier, of Ferrari of Seattle’s Scuderia 1999 team, carried the Race for RP logo on his No. 132 silver Ferrari.
In Trofeo Pirelli, Scuderia Corsa teammate and defending series Champion, Cooper MacNeil, piloted the team’s flagship No. 63 WeatherTech Racing Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo which carried the Race for RP logo on its wing. Throughout the season, Cooper had an exceptional run, taking pole position and wins in each race leading up to Sebring. That weekend, Cooper was crowned series champion for a third consecutive time.
Race for RP truly appreciates these outstanding drivers lending their support to our cause. Their success and visibility in the Ferrari Challenge series helps raise awareness, advances research efforts and is a big win for patients with RP and the autoimmune disease community. It is with our growing awareness campaign in motorsports that the Race for RP hopes to galvanize support for the Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation and our continued drive to accelerate research programs.
Race for RP is closer to the finish line thanks to our incredible drivers