Last weekend saw the Ferrari 488 GT3 pass 300 class and/ or overall wins in national and international racing. The 488 GT3 had already secured its 500th podium in March when it finished third in Race-1 of the GT World Challenge America at COTA.
The first win came back on 17 March 2016 in Melbourne in the Australian GT Championship for the Vicious Rumour racing car, the second car produced by the factory.
Since then the car has taken a myriad of significant results including wins at the 12 Hours of Sebring, the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps and the Bathurst 12 Hours.
The 300-win record had risen to 304 by the end of the weekend. That currently ranks as a 53% success rate out of the 572 races where at least one 488 GT3 has started.
Along with the victories, there have also been 540 podiums (94%), 218 pole positions (38%) and 69 championships.
The weekend’s wins:
GT World Challenge Europe
Three races yielded three victories in the Pro-Am class for the two 488 GT3 Evo 2020s entered in the Sprint Cup at Misano. Chris Froggatt and Eddie Cheever III, in the Sky Tempesta Racing car, won Race-1 and Race-3, while on Sunday morning Andrea Bertolini, official Ferrari Competizioni GT driver, and Louis Machiels deserved their success for AF Corse.
GT World Challenge America
Squadra Corse’s Ferrari claimed victory in Race-1 of the GT World Challenge America at Sonoma. Fuentes and Baptista dominated the Pro-Am category and won overall, repeating their success in Race-2 of the opening round at COTA.
Le Mans Cup
The 488 GT3 Evo 2020 of Giacomo Piccini and Rino Mastronardi recorded its second win of the season at Spa-Francorchamps. The Iron Lynx crew, led by reigning champion Piccini, hung on in the face of a spirited attack by David Perel who, together with Michael Broniszewski, took a podium place for Kessel Racing.
International GT Open. Louis Prette and Vincent Abril recorded an extraordinary win in the second race of the International GT Open held on Sunday at the Hungaroring (pictured top). The win marked the return to the category of the team that has claimed the most titles in the history of this series.
Antonello Coletta, Head of Ferrari Attività Sportive GT: “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.”