FERRARI 296 GT3 TESTING CONCLUDES AT PORTIMAO

Three days of testing at Portimao in Portugal, invaluable for gathering data and continuing the development programme that will see the new Ferrari 296 GT3 make its January 2023 debut at the 24 Hours of Daytona, opening round of the American IMSA series. During the Portuguese trip, four official Competizioni GT drivers took turns at the wheel, working non-stop.
 

For sale – 2007 Ferrari F430 GTC

All details about the sale HERE at ClassicDriver

History: Built since 2006 by Ferrari Corse Clienti department in collaboration with Michelotto Automobili, the F430 GTC is a racing car designed to compete in international GT2 class competition, such as in the American Le Mans Series, Le Mans Series, and FIA GT Championship. F430 GTCs also compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The GTC was the fastest and most developed racing version of the F430.

In FIA GT2 championship, in order to render the car performances more uniform, the cars are forced to run with a specific minimum weight and with an engine restrictor that depends on the engine displacement. Hence Ferrari destroked the 4.3 L V8 engine to 4.0 L in order to compete in the 3.8–4.0 L class in GT2 class racing, which is allowed to race with a minimum weight of 1,100 kg (2,425 lb). In this race configuration, the engine produces somewhat less power (445 PS (327 kW; 439 hp)) and by using the 4.0 L engine, the minimum weight of the F430 would increase by 50 kg (110 lb) but this is compensated by the reduced weight of the car, which yields a better power-to-weight ratio.

Our car:
This 430 GTC 2 chassis #2480 was built in 2007 and raced into only at the Interlagos race. Since then the car was taken back to Michelotto where it had a complete restoration which was completed in 2019 and the car only had its first shakedown in early 2020. One of the last cars with a sequential manual gearbox, an amazing racing car that can compete in multiple racing events but also stand proud in any Ferrari collection.
Available by Veloce Classic Italia, Padova, Italy 🇮🇹
Price: P.O.A

For sale – 2011 Ferrari 458 GTE PRO EVO

Details about the sale HERE at ClassicDriver

The Ferrari 458 Italia GT presented here is chassis F142GT2832, and was raced by the French team Luxury Racing at some of the most prestigious races, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 1000 KM of Spa. It was mainly used during the 2011 and 2012 seasons, where it raced quite successfully, most notably with a 2nd in class finish at the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans. It also came 2nd in class at the LMS Silverstone in 2011, with S. Ortelli and F. Makowiecki at the wheel, 3rd in class at Zhuhai in 2011, and 3rd in class at the FIA World Endurance Championship 12 Hours of Sebring. The full racing history of the car can be found below (Source: Keith Bluemel).

After the 2012 season, the car hasn’t been raced and was used very sparingly by the current owner, who didn’t take part at official races and therefore hasn’t managed to push the car too hard. In 2020, over 120.000 EUR have been invested in the car, with the works being carried out by ByKolles Racing in Germany. The works included normal service work and the control of the condition of suspension elements, overhauling of the brakes, and measurement of the clutch. The front and back of the car were restored, and almost every component has been dismantled and checked to avoid any failure during track use. The current engine is provided by Michelotto and has been used for around 1,000 km. The car has no known damage history. The example offered here is not only a collection piece thanks to its significant race results, but also an efficient track and race tool for the experienced gentleman driver. A lot of money has went into preparing this car for the next owner and there is no doubt that it will be an absolutely rewarding beast to tame on the track.

2011 Season:

ALMS

12 Hours of Sebring, 19th of March (ILMC Round)
GT PRO Class, Start #59
Drivers: S. Ortelli, F. Makowiecki, J-D. Deletraz
Position: O/A 28th, Cl. 9th

Road Atlanta, 1st of October (ILMC Round)
GTE PRO Class, Start #59
Drivers: S. Ortelli, F. Makowiecki, A. Beltoise
Position: O/A 37th, Cl. 13th

LMS

Spa-Francorchamps (B), 8th of May (ILMC Round)
GTE PRO Class, Start #59
Drivers: S. Ortelli, F. Makowiecki
Position: DNF

Imola (I), 3rd of July (ILMC Round)
GTE PRO Class, Start #59
Drivers: S. Ortelli, F. Makowiecki
Position: DNF

Silverstone (GB), 11th of September (ILMC Round)
GTE PRO Class, Start #59
Drivers: S. Ortelli, F. Makowiecki
Position: O/A 21st, Cl. 2nd

International GT Open

Imola (I), 1st of May
Start #14
Drivers: G. Bischof, M. Fux
Position: R1 17th, R2 17th

Others

Le Mans Test Day, 24th of April
GTE PRO Class, Start #59
Drivers: S. Ortelli, F. Makowiecki, J-D. Deletraz
Position: 3rd in Class

Le Mans 24 Hour Race, 11th-12th of June (ILMC Round)
GTE PRO Class, Start #59
Drivers: S. Ortelli, F. Makowiecki
Position: DNF

Zhuhai (CN), 13th of November (ILMC Final)
GTE PRO Class, Start #59
Drivers: S. Ortelli, F. Makowiecki
Position: O/A 11th, Cl. 3rd

2012 Season:

FIA World Endurance Championship

12 Hours of Sebring, 17th of March
LMGTE Pro Class (FIA WEC), Start #59
Drivers: F. Makowiecki, J. Melo, J-K. Vernay
Position: O/A 61st NR, Cl. 5th

6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BE), 5th of May
LMGTE Pro Class, Start #59
Drivers: F. Makowiecki, J. Melo
Position: O/A 20th, Cl. 3rd

Le Mans Test Day (FR), 3rd of June
LMGTE Pro Class, Start #59
Drivers: F. Makowiecki, J. Melo, D. Farnbacher
Position: 1st in Class

24 Hours of Le Mans (FR), 16th-17th of June
LMGTE Pro Class, Start #59
Drivers: F. Makowiecki, J. Melo, D. Farnbacher
Position: O/A 18th, Cl. 2nd

Notable Race Results J. Melo:

24 Hours of Le Mans 2008 (Class GT2): 1st in Class
24 Hours of Le Mans 2009 (Class GT2): 1st in Class
24 Hours of Le Mans 2012 (Class GTE Pro): 2nd in Class

Notable Race Results F. Makowiecki:

24 Hours of Le Mans 2012 (Class GTE Pro): 2nd in Class
24 Hours of Le Mans 2014 (Class GTE Pro): 3rd in Class
24 Hours of Le Mans 2018 (Class GTE Pro): 2nd in Class
24 Hours of Le Mans 2019 (Class GTE Pro): 2nd in Class

Notable Race Results D. Farnbacher:

24 Hours of Le Mans 2006 (Class GT2): 2nd in Class
24 Hours of Le Mans 2010 (Class GT2): 2nd in Class
24 Hours of Le Mans 2012 (Class GTE Pro): 2nd in Class
24 Hours of Daytona 2005 (Class GT): 1st in Class
24 Hours of Daytona 2014 (Class GTLM): 3rd in Class