It’s time for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Following victory in the 2012 race – with Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 driven by Giancarlo Fisichella, Gianmaria Bruni and Toni Vilander - AF Corse will line up at the event of the year five Ferrari 458 Italia GT2, split in both GT categories, Pro and Am. The team of Amato Ferrari will, yet again, be the only Italian representative in the Le Mans 24 Hours, this year celebrating 90 years.
Two cars will start in the category which Ferrari and AF Corse dominated in the 2012 French race.
In the Ferrari 458 Italia N°51, Giancarlo Fisichella, Gianmaria Bruni and Matteo Malucelli (ITA/ITA/ITA); the trio composed of Kamui Kobayashi, Toni Vilander, Olivier Beretta (JPN/FIN/MCO) will be at the wheel of the 458 Italia N°71.
Both squads are well able to win, as shown by the numerous successes of each driver.
In the GTE Am category, Yannick Mallegol, Howard Blank e Jean Marc Bachelier (FRA/USA/FRA) will alternate in the Ferrari N° 54. The Ferrari 458 Italia N°55 will be driven by Piergiuseppe Perrazini, Darryl O’Young, Lorenzo Casè (ITA/CAN/ITA).
Jack Gerber, Marco Cioci, Matt Griffin (ZAF/ITA/IRL) will race at La Sarthe in their Ferrari 458 N°61. In addition to these five cars, AF Corse will manage the 8 Star Motorsport Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 with the drivers Enzo Potolicchio, Rui Aguas, Jason Bright (VEN/POR/AUS). Both GT categories will have 13 squads, many of them relying on the best drivers in the motorsporting world.
The games will begin the 9th of June with the official tests. Saturday, June 22nd at 3pm (GMT +1), the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the most prestigious race in the world, will take off.