Cavallino Magazine – Alert: Dates for the Challenge and GT Days Have Changed

The very successful Challenge and GT Days held for two years now at the Red Bull Ring in Austria must change its dates for 2020 – same weekend but 2 days later, August 26-27. This is because of a change in the international racing calendar. The C&GT Days ad in the June 1 issue of Cavallino has the old dates, as we were already on press. For organizer Heinz Swoboda (and a great supporter of Cavallino), we announce this change.

Full story here at the Cavallino Magazin

F1 Clienti – XX Programmes

F1 Clienti‘s single-seaters and the cars of the XX Programmes will be back on track in July, according to the new calendar created after the cancellation of the Monza, Shanghai and Suzuka rounds.

The 2020 season will see the same number of events as originally planned. The Road Atlanta and COTA rounds will be followed by four European stages before the Finali Mondiali in Abu Dhabi. The third round of the two Corse Clienti activities will be held at Barcelona on 21 and 22 July, followed by the Ferrari Racing Days at Mugello from 28 to 30 August, and at Spa-Francorchamps from 11 to 13 September. Two weeks later the French Paul Ricard track will host the last Test Days before the final trip to the Middle East. Again, everyone’s safety will be ensured by special protocols prepared under the rules stipulated by the individual local authorities. All events will take place behind closed doors.

Road Atlanta, 6-8 March
COTA, 12-13 March
Barcelona, 21-22 July
Mugello, 28-30 August
Spa-Francorchamps, 11-13 September
Paul Ricard, 26-27 September
Abu Dhabi (Finali Mondiali), 4-7 November

Full story HERE at

Ferrari Challenge European and North American events restart in July

Ferrari Challenge Europe.
The European series has reformulated its calendar to maintain the same number of races as originally planned. The season will open in Imola, where the brand new 488 Challenge Evos will take to the track at the Enzo and Dino Ferrari circuit over the weekend of 4-5 July. The Ferrari Challenge will then move to Barcelona in Spain, where rounds 3 and 4 will be held two weeks later. Portimao in Portugal will host Round 3 on 1 and 2 August, ahead of the Ferrari Racing Days at Mugello from the 28th to the 30th. After that it’s the turn of the Ferrari Racing Days at Spa-Francorchamps, from 11 to 13 September. The return to Italy, at the Misano Adriatico circuit on 26 and 27 September, will be the last outing before the Finali Mondiali in Abu Dhabi from 4 to 7 November.

A special protocol will be used to ensure the safety of everyone involved. All events will take place behind closed doors, including for the press. The organisers are continuing to work closely with the local authorities and are prepared to adapt the safety measures to changing circumstances.

Imola, 4-5 July
Barcelona, 18-19 July
Portimao, 1-2 August
Mugello, 28-30 August
Spa-Francorchamps, 11-13 September
Misano, 26-27 September
Abu Dhabi (Finali Mondiali), 4-7 November

Full story: HERE

For sale at BH Auction Japan – 2009 Ferrari 430 GTC

All details about the car and the auction HERE

  • ◎Raced in the 2009 FIA GT Championship Series in the GT2 class
  • ◎Raced in the Super GT/GT300 class in 2010 and 2012
  • ◎3rd place podium finish in the 2011 Super GT Round 3 at Sepang
  • ◎In race ready condition

Ferrari F430 GTC took the place of the 360GTC which debuted in 2006. It is built for the FIAGT2 class race. The prestigious Michelotto Automobili was asked by Maranero’s Corse Clienti division to develop this car. Combined with the restrictor, the mid V8 Tipo F136 GT unit reduced the displacement to 3997cc in order to gain the best performance.

Aerodynamics was refined by attaching a rear wing to the body. In their first race in 2006 at the 12 Hours of Sebring, due to a wheel nut trouble they finished 11th. Still they were able to show that the car had the potential to win in this class. Later they won the opening race at the Europe Le Man Series and FIGAT championship

The car won various titles after this. The car won the FIAGT2 Manufacturers Cup and the Drivers title in 2006 and 2007, FIAGT2 drivers title in 2008, American Le Man GT2 series Manufacturers Cup in 2007 and Le Man LMGT-2 class in 2008. The car put up for auction was produced in 2009 and its chassis number is “F131EVOGTC2640”.

The Ferrari works, AF Corse, raced this car under the name of PecomRacing at the FIAGT Championship GT2 class. It was the 3rd F430GTC that they raced and it was driven by the Argentine Matthis Russo and Luis Perez Companc. It finished 12th in the Tourist Trophy, 10th at the Algarve, and 12th at the Circuit Paul Ricard. In 2010, the Japanese LMP Motor Sports purchased the car. The team owner Yutaka Yamagishi and Hiroshi Koizumi raced in the SUPERGT Series, GT300 class as “NAC Eisei COM LMP Ferrari”. In the 6th race, they finished 7th with a team ranking of 13th.

In 2011, in collaboration with the animation “Shinryaku! Ika Musme”, they rapped the car with Ika Musume design, and entered as “PACIFICNAC Ika Musume Ferrari”. As Hideki Yamauchi as the new driver, they finished 4th in the qualifier at the opening series, Okayama International, and 2nd for the Super Lap. For the race they finished 5th.
At the 3rd race, at Sepang International Circuit, they finished 3rd and in the 6th race, at Fuji they finished 7th. The team ranking remained the same as previous year at 13th but they left a strong impression.

In 2012, with Takuto Iguchi and Yamagishi as drivers, they continued to race as “PACIFICNAC Ika Musume Ferrari”, but their best finish being 7th at the fifth race at Suzuka 1000km and team ranking 18th, it proved to be the last year that F430GTC#2640 raced.The F430GTC is the epitome of the Ferrari GT Racer of the 2000s, and considered a success. #2640 had success in Europe and Japan and is still in ready-to-race condition. Of the only 53 F430GTC that was produced, it has a unique history. The F430 GTC, a Ferrari GT racer representing the 2000’s and said to be a successful work, was active in the European and Japanese race scenes. Furthermore, # 2640, is still in excellent “ready to race” condition. You can say this is one of the F430 GTCs, which is said to have produced 24 units, with an unusual history, created by Michelott’s own hands. It also holds a qualification for participation in the Ferrari Club Competizione GT, which has been attracting attention in recent years.