500! No, it’s not a reference to the iconic car produced by Fiat, but to the number of victories won by the Ferrari 488 GT3 since its debut in 2016. The stage was reached on Saturday, during Race 1 of DTM at Spielberg, won by Nick Cassidy with AF Corse. On the same day, in GT World Challenge Asia, Takeshi Kimura and Kei Cozzolino won the drivers’ championship in the overall and Pro-Am categories of the Japan Cup, bringing the number of titles won by the same car to 110.
Pushing the limits is in our DNA, another milestone has been reached: today we proudly celebrate
5️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ #Ferrari488GT3 wins, looking forward to writing more pages of history.
— Ferrari Races (@FerrariRaces) September 24, 2022
The 500 races won by the 488 GT3 at international level, both in its standard configuration and in the Evo 2020 version, places this model as the most successful Ferrari of all time. In seven seasons of competition in major national and international series, this true icon of GT racing has accumulated an impressive 110 titles. An extraordinary track record and a precious legacy that will be passed on to the new Ferrari 296 GT3, which will make its track debut at the 24 Hours of Daytona in January 2023.
“The Ferrari 488 GT3 is a car that never ceases to amaze us”
Antonello Coletta, responsible for Ferrari’s sporting activity in GT, was delighted with this new record. » The 488 GT3 is a car that never ceases to surprise us and bring us enormous satisfaction.said the Italian director. It’s a historic achievement to reach 500 victories, hardly foreseeable when the car made its debut in 2016. An incredible result, also thanks to the teams that chose it to participate in the main World Series. I am delighted that this milestone coincides with our victory in the DTM, a series in which we made our debut last year with AF Corse, where we had the opportunity to appreciate the competitiveness of the 488 GT3. I also want to congratulate Takeshi Kimura and Kei Cozzolino for winning the GT World Challenge Asia title, the 110th crown for this model, another truly memorable achievement. »
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