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June 08, 2012 20:43 ET

AIM Autosport Team FXDD Pays Tribute to Italy's Emilia Romagna Region

VAUGHAN, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 8, 2012) -

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After a very difficult month in Italy, the region of Emilia Romagna is pouring every effort into first aid, recovery of friends and families, and the reconstruction of the historic towns and villages that suffered the massive earthquakes that began May 20th.

This weekend is very special for Ferrari North America and AIM Autosport Team FXDD, as the team and FNA will be donning commemorative decals expressing compassion to those who lost lives in the aftermath.

The sides of the 458 Italia will display a web address; www.store.ferrari.com/auction, where Ferrari of Italy has organized an online auction to support the relief effort. The name "Ferrari For Emilia," wrapped in the Italian flag, will be posted on both doors while a third will be affixed to the hood of the GT3 racing car driven by Emil Assentato and Jeffrey Segal.

Emil Assentato stated, "We're really happy to be able to promote Ferrari's initiative to raise money for the earthquake victims of the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. As visitors of that part of Italy many times, we feel that we have lost our own friends and family. In offering a portion of our prize money, we hope that the donation will be able to help those who are working on rebuilding their lives."

Jeffrey Segal added, "The Ferrari online auction sets a great example by encouraging the passionate Tifosi worldwide to help those in need. Besides raising awareness for the charity auctions on Ferrari.com, we're also pleased to be working with our sponsors to donate a portion of our winnings directly to the fundraising effort."

Andrew Bordin, Team Owner - Sporting Director commented, "This is a great cause, as we've lost so many friends in the region, and this is our way of paying respect while creating awareness", adding "we wish all the people of the region a very quick recovery".

The 458 Italia is being prepared for the Mid Ohio Grand Am Rolex GT race this weekend on Saturday June 9th, at 4:30pm. Live action of the race can be seen on SpeedTV. Please support the "Ferrari For Emilia" effort.

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