With two previous victories on the board, along with a 100 percent finishing record, it was enough to give the Florida-based organization its first championship title.
8star win the LMP2 class and seventh place overall in last year’s Six Hours of São Paulo in the series inaugural stop at Interlagos.
Giancarlo Fisichella and Gianmaria Bruni won in the GTE Pro in their Ferrari 458 Italia GT2. Enzo Potolicchio, Rui Aguas and Matteo Malucelli first in the GTE Am with 8Star Motorsports Ferrari 458 Italia GT2.
The race ended in an Audi one, two, three and a Ferrari double in LM GTE as the Italian cars triumphed in both Pro and Am.
The Florida-based organization’s Ferrari F458 Italia led from the third lap and never relinquished control of the race, despite facing strong opposition from the likes of Aston Martin and Corvette.
It was a fine race for GT cars and the perfect dress rehearsal for the next round of the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship and the biggest sportscar race in the world – the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The Aston Martin Vantage achieved an average of 2:21.265, just three hundredths of a second ahead of the 8Star Motorsports Ferrari 458 Italia of Matteo Malucelli and Rui Aguas.
Mateo Malucelli, a former Italian GT Champion and runner-up in the 2008 FIA GT Championship, brings nearly a decade of Ferrari experience to the 8Star team.
The South Florida-based team and AF Corse will be back in action this weekend at Road Atlanta for the fourth round of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series.
Former Sauber F1 driver Kamui Kobayashi, driving the N°71 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT2, had a successful debut on WEC.
The Florida-based team is debuting its orange-colored Ferrari 458 Italia in partnership with AF Corse.
RK Motors/AF Waltrip Racing press release