English weekend for the Reds Maranello (Modena), 6th July 2009 -- This weekend just gone saw Ferrari competing in another round of the GT Open Championship at the Donington Park circuit and taking part in the traditional Goodwood Festival of ...
English weekend for the Reds
Maranello (Modena), 6th July 2009 -- This weekend just gone saw Ferrari competing in another round of the GT Open Championship at the Donington Park circuit and taking part in the traditional Goodwood Festival of Speed, one of the most incredible gatherings of historic cars, sports, collectors and race cars, bringing together fans from all around the world.
In the fourth round of the GT Open Championship, held on the English circuit, one week on from the Spa-Francorchamps round, Ferrari finished on the podium in both events. The F430 entered by the Advanced Engineering team and driven by Michele Rugolo and Giacomo Ricci took third place in Race 1, behind the Porsche 997s of Raymond Narac-Patrick Pilet and Manuel Giao-Pedro Couceiro. Doing even better was the Trottet Racing crew of Marcel Fassler and Joel Camathias, whose great performance saw them sandwiched between the Porsches of Narac-Pilet and Gianluca Roda-Richard Lietz.
The next round, along with the Spanish series takes place on the Valencia street circuit over the weekend of 30 August.
The weekend also featured the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England, which has been held at Goodwood House in West Sussex since 1993. As always it hosted big names and fantastic cars that have played a part in the history of an unforgettable era in motor sport, from the earliest cars of the last century up to the very latest F1 cars, including Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro test driver Marc Gene at the wheel of an F2008. Other Ferraris taking part were a Scuderia Spider 16M, a 599 HGTE and the company's latest car, the California.