Risi Competizione is a Houston-based professional racing team founded and managed by Giuseppe Risi. The team is based at the Ferrari of Houston dealership.

Risi Competizione has won races and championships in the IMSA GT Championship, American Le Mans Series, Rolex Sports Car Series as well as earning 3 class wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1998, 2008 and 2009.

Risi Competizione, historically the most accomplished / winning Ferrari race team in professional road racing. Risi Competizione races in different series in North America and Europe, giving a wide range of exposure to all levels of partners, sponsors, suppliers, fans and customers.

Risi Competizione is privately owned, Houston based professional motorsports team headquartered at the Ferrari of Houston facility in southwest Houston. Risi Competizione is owned by Giuseppe Risi in conjunction with Ferrari of Houston and Ferrari of the Woodlands. Giuseppe Risi has over 40 years of experience in international competition, racing everything from F1 cars to sports prototypes, GTs and over 35 years of experience as a Ferrari dealer.

Risi Competizione has participated for 20 years in international racing events, making us well prepared to bring a high level of respect and honor to our partners, sponsors and the Ferrari brand. The high level and standards at Risi Competizione and Ferrari of Houston, has given us an impeccable reputation in the racing and automotive fields.

Risi Competizione has a history of victories that includes 3 wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 4 wins at the 12 Hours of Sebring and 3 wins at the Petit Le Mans.

Risi Competizione is proud to be Houston Texas’ “Other Professional Sports Team”

Partnership Opportunities

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Giuseppe Risi

Owner, Ferrari of Houston and Ferrari of The Woodlands

Founder and Team Principal, Risi Competizione

Giuseppe Risi is the owner of Ferrari of Houston and Ferrari of The Woodlands. He is also the Founder and Team Principal of Risi Competizione, the most successful Ferrari GT Racing Team in American history. He has forty years of experience in international competition, racing everything from F1 cars to sports prototypes and GTs and over thirty years of experience as a Ferrari dealer. Risi is known for his extremely high standards in every facet of any automotive enterprise he is involved with, and he demands the highest professional and knowledge standards on the sales floor as well as the deepest technical education and experience on the shop floor.

Giuseppe Risi’s belief in doing things the “right way, all the time” has created one of the great Ferrari dealerships in the world, one which is vertically integrated and has the technical capability of handing everything from engine rebuilds to major bodywork and restoration. Why make the investment in extra services like a state-of-the-art body shop or multiple machine shops and engine/gearbox rebuilding rooms? Because both clients and cars deserve the very best in terms of capabilities and knowledge.

Further, by keeping such key services in-house, under one roof and management, it is possible to tightly control the quality of the work at Ferrari of Houston and Risi Competizione and that quality is one the trademarks – maybe THE trademark – of a Guiseppe Risi dealership. Risi has always believe that perfection is a good starting point. The business has been built and managed to that standard from Day 1.

The Team

Giuseppe Risi


Anna Lenzi

Team Manager

Barbara Burns


Richard Taylor

Technical Manager

Rick Mayer

Race Engineer / Race Strategy

Mark Sims

Chief Mechanic

Miles Bradley

#1 Mechanic

Leigh Pettipas

Mechanical Engineer / Car Data

Don Shaver

Data and Electronics Engineer

Mike Corcoran

Pit Lane Setup / Fire Extinguisher

Bill Farrell

Tire Technician