GT drivers head to Mugello

November 3, 2015

GT drivers head to Mugello

Seven champions to attend on Saturday and Sunday

Maranello, 2 November – Ferrari’s GT drivers are on their way from Rome and Monte Carlo but mainly from Shanghai, to attend the Finali Mondiali at Mugello from 5 to 8 November.

The Americans. Giancarlo Fisichella and Olivier Beretta starred in a very busy season in America. The Roman driver competed in the IMSA United SportsCar Championship with the 458 Italia of Risi Competizione, winning many podium finishes and staying in contention for the title right down to the final races. Olivier was the long-term leader of the Pirelli World Challenge with the R.Ferri team car, but then lost top spot to Johnny O’Connell in an unlucky last race at Laguna Seca. Both also starred in the GTE Pro at the Le Mans 24 Hours, finishing respectively third and second.

Five plus one. Five Ferrari official drivers plus another 2015 star are on their way from Shanghai. We mean Gianmaria “Gimmi” Bruni and Toni Vilander, and James Calado and Davide Rigon, drivers of 458 Italia GTEs no. 51 and 71 in the World Endurance Championship (WEC), the world’s most important GT series. Then there is also Andrea Bertolini, leader of the drivers’ standings in the GTE-Am class and winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours with the Ferrari of SMP Racing. His partner Aleksey Basov is due to race the 458 Challenge EVO AF Corse in the Trofeo Pirelli of the Ferrari Challenge Europe and also in the world championship.

Princesses. Two princesses will be awaiting the seven champions, the Ferrari 488 GTE and the GT3. These cars equipped with turbo engines will be unveiled to the public for the first time and will be key players in next season’s WEC championship and the world’s most important GT series.