Toni Vilander has completed AF Corse's line-up for the FIA GT1 World Championship. The 31-year-old Finn will share one of the team's 458 Italias with Filip Salaquarda while the other is driven by GT3 European champion Francesco Castellacci and Enzo Ide.
Team boss Amato Ferrari said that Vilander, who won back-to-back FIA GT2 titles with AF Corse in 2007-08, was a great addition to his lineup.
"Toni is one of the best drivers in the GT world," Ferrari said. "During his brilliant career, he has won a lot, always delivering a great contribution to obtain results. His presence will be also a benchmark and an incentive for the other drivers of AF Corse in the FIA GT1."
Another driver joining the series is Hong Kong's Darryl O'Young, who will share one of Reiter Engineering's Lamborghini Gallardos with experienced Dutchman Peter Kox.
O'Young, who appeared in FIA GTs briefly in a Prospeed Porsche in 2009, is dovetailing his sports car commitments with his World Touring Car program with Special Tuning Racing.
"In the FIA GT1 World Championship, it is an exciting move for me this season," O'Young said. "The Lamborghini Gallardo LP600+ is a very competitive race car and together with an experienced team like Reiter Engineering, I feel we can really fight for race wins this season.
"My teammate, Peter Kox is very fast and he is a proven driver, so I can firstly learn a lot from him, but also match up against him to push myself as a driver."