Ferrari wins the Le Mans Series and wins at Brno and Misano Maranello (Modena) - It was a weekend to remember for the F430 GT, triumphant in three important events on the international Grand Touring calendar in the Le Mans Series and the FIA...
Ferrari wins the Le Mans Series and wins at Brno and Misano
Maranello (Modena) - It was a weekend to remember for the F430 GT, triumphant in three important events on the international Grand Touring calendar in the Le Mans Series and the FIA and Italian GT championships.
In the fifth and final round of the Le Mans Series at Silverstone, Ferrari took the constructors' title thanks to a win for Robert Bell and Jaime Melo. Victory went to the Team Virgo Motorsport crew after it dominated all five hours of the race, ahead of the Porsche 997 of Marc Lieb-Alex Davison and the F430 of Pierre Ehret-Pierre Kaffer-Anthony Beltoise (Farnbacher Racing.) This is the team's second consecutive title, while Bell wins the Drivers' title.
At Brno, in the seventh round of the FIA GT Championship, Toni Vilander and Gianmaria Bruni finished ahead of Jiri Janak and Tim Bergmeister (Porsche 911) and Paolo Ruberti and Matteo Malucelli (BMS Scuderia Italia.) Thanks to this result the standard bearers of the AF Corse team extend their lead in the GT classification, with a 17.5 advantage over third placed Ruberti-Malucelli and 23 over their regular rivals, Westbrook and Collard in the Porsche.
The next round takes place at the Nogaro circuit in France, on 5th October.
In the sixth round of the Italian Gran Turismo Championship, held at the Misano World Circuit, Ferrari made up for Saturday's Porsche one-two in Race 1, with no less than eleven F430 in the top eleven places at the end of Race 2. Gabriele Lancieri and Massimiliano Busnelli (Scuderia Playteam Sarafree) stood on the top step of the podium to go into the lead of the classification, ahead of Piergiuseppe Pierazzini and Marco Cioci (Megadrive) and Emanuele Moncini and Alex Caffi (Villorba Corse.) Was the Advanced Engineering crew, which had finished third in Race 1 behind the Porsches of Martins-Henzler and Pilet Roda.
The next and final round of the Italian Gran Turismo Championship will take place at the Vallelunga circuit over the weekend of 19th October.