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2020 . 08 . 13

Michelin Le Mans Cup Victory for Iron Lynx helps put Ferrari 488 GT3 in the history books

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The win for Rino Mastronardi and Giacomo Piccini in the no8 Iron Lynx Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 on Saturday at Spa-Francorchamps contributed to the Ferrari 488 GT3 hitting the incredible threshold of 300 wins in national and international races. 

The long march to this fantastic record began on 17 March 2016 with the first victory in Melbourne in the Australian GT Championship. This milestone presaged four years of triumph in the world’s most important and prestigious endurance races on the most challenging and technical circuits around the globe.

Out of 572 departures, this counts as 53%. Along with the victories, there have also been 540 podiums (94%), 218 pole positions (38%) and 69 championships. All this testifies to the competitiveness and reliability of the 488 GT3. Indeed, its Evo 2020 version is further improving the already excellent statistics, as last weekend’s results confirm.

Le Mans Cup. The 488 GT3 Evo 2020 of Giacomo Piccini and Rino Mastronardi recorded its second win of the season in an exciting race at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. The Iron Lynx crew, led by reigning champion Piccini, doggedly hung onto their lead in the face of a fantastic comeback by David Perel who, together with Michael Broniszewski, took a podium place for Kessel Racing accompanied by teammates Paolo Ruberti and Murod Sultanov, third at the finish line.

ELMS. The 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps was only race of the weekend with a 488 in GTE rather than GT3 configuration. The race, which counts as the second round of the European Le Mans Series, saw a splendid Ferrari one-two. Kessel Racing’s Broniszewski-Perel-Gomes crossed the line in first, followed by AF Corse’s Perrodo-Collard-Newey, who enjoyed the best possible start to their preparations for the FIA WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. However, the world championship will see official Ferrari Competizioni GT driver Nicklas Nielsen back at the wheel of the car that was driven by Harrison Newey over the weekend. 

Antonello Coletta, Head of Ferrari Attivita Sportive GT, said:To have achieved over 300 victories is an important result for Ferrari and all the drivers and teams that enjoy success in our 488 GT3 car in the world’s major GT competitions. This car is bringing us both commercial and sporting rewards, and the Evo 2020 configuration, which made its debut in this trying season, continues on the victorious path begun in 2016.

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