Announcement of WEC season entries : 2 February LIVE online

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The Automobile Club de l’Ouest is innovating and using a totally new format to reveal the lists of entries for the 2017 European Le Mans Series (ELMS), FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) and the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Live from Le Mans on Thursday 2nd February 4:00 pm (GMT + 1) the lists will be revealed exclusively on the Internet in a new innovative interactive format. Media and surfers can ask questions via the social networks. On a dedicated stage in a friendly ambiance, the hosts will interview ACO representatives and will have the on-the-spot reactions of key players in the world of endurance thanks to several platforms. Several new subjects will be tackled during this innovative reveal!
Rendezvous on our internet sites and social networks on 2nd February.

Ferrari 348 GT Competizione 1:18

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JMB Giesse Ferrari 360 N-GT 2002

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AF Corse Set for Four-Car Ferrari 488 GTE Effort

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AF Corse is set to return to a four-car operation in the FIA World Endurance Championship this year, with the addition of a second season-long GTE-Am entry, alongside its two factory Ferrari 488 GTEs in the GTE-Pro class. (En Français)

The Italian squad has confirmed a pair of GTE-Am entries, one for the previously announced Clearwater Racing effort with Matt Griffin, Mok Weng Sun and Keita Sawa and a second Ferrari 488 GTE for a driver pairing moving up from the European Le Mans Series.

Speaking with Endurance-Info, team boss Amato Ferrari said that Thomas Flohr and Francesco Castellacci plan to compete on the world’s stage in a Vista Jet-backed Ferrari.

A third GTE-Am entry is expected for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, under the DH Racing banner via the Chinese team’s automatic invite from the 2015/17 Asian Le Mans Series.

Francois Perrodo and Emmanuel Collard, who along with Rui Aguas took AF Corse to the 2016 GTE-Am title, will move to LMP2 in a TDS Racing-entered Oreca 07 Gibson.

AF Corse’s GTE-Pro driver lineup, meanwhile, remains undetermined in the wake of Gianmaria Bruni’s potential switch to Porsche.

James Calado, Sam Bird and Davide Rigon, however, are all expected back, with a number of drivers rumored to potentially fill the fourth full-season seat, should Bruni not return.

“I’m first trying to set up the programs, then we put the names of the drivers on the cars,” Ferrari told Endurance-Info during last weekend’s Asian Le Mans Series round in Buriram.

Ferrari said they are planning at least five Ferrari 488 GT3 cars for the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, including entries under the Kaspersky and SMP Racing banners, along with up to two 488 GTE cars in the European Le Mans Series.

The team’s two-car commitment for the WEC GTE-Am class comes as a significant boost to the depleted category, which up until last week only had a single confirmed entry in Paul Dalla Lana’s Aston Martin Vantage GTE.

It’s understood Proton Competition is also planning a return with at least one Porsche 911 RSR, with the status of Larbre Competition unknown.

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errari Challenge and GT Parts / Marketplace

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At the F1 Corse Clienti Department at Maranello

OK, sorry, it’s no GT…

Today at AF Corse, the Works Ferrari GT team with Jan Lühn

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The F40s on the picture, are GTEs?


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550 GTC Evo

Just sold – on its way to Art & Revs and a complete restoration !

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Thanks to Florant

Brand new – Ferrari Racing Activities 2016 out now

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