Ferrari on top in the Rome 6 Hours
Maranello, 20 November – The twenty first running of the Rome 6 Hours ended with a win for the AF Corse 458 Italia GT2 crewed by Piergiuseppe Perazzini, Marco Cioci and Gianmaria Bruni. Thanks the victory, Perazzini and Cioci take the title in the Endurance Champions Cup, yet another trophy for the team run by Amato Ferrari, to add to those from the Le Mans Series, the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup and the FIA GT3. Having started from pole at the Vallelunga circuit, the duo who had added the experienced Bruni to their line-up for the occasion led from start to finish. There were other good results for the Maranello marque in the traditional season finale. Seven Ferraris finished near the top of the results sheet, proving how competitive and reliable they are.
Second overall and first in class went to the AF Corse 458 Italia GT3 driven by Giancarlo Fisichella, Vittorio Ghirelli and Lorenze Case. Throughout the six hours, this was the only car able to match the race pace of the leading GT2 car, giving the team from Piacenza a one-two finish in the event. Another Ferrari completed the podium trio, this time the Edil Cris car in the hands of Alessandro Garofano, Luca Rangoni and Raffaele Gianmaria, who crossed the line ahead of the 458 GT2 entered by Kessel Racing, fourth overall with Kola Aluko and Thomas Kemenater. Second in GT3 and fifth overall was another AF Corse 458 Italia, driven by Ferdinando Geri, Filippo Francioni and Thomas Biagi. Also turning in a fine performance were Ronnie Kessel, Stephan Earle and Michael Broniszewski in a 458 GT3, sixth overall and first in the Blancpain category. Finally, the fourth 458 run by AF Corse and driven by Jack Gerber, Matt Griffin and Niki Cadei, was seventh overall and fourth in the GT3 class.