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Kaptain
04-28-2007, 07:16 PM
with Risi Competizione's Mika Sale and Jaime Melo with four straight wins this year. Risi has set the GT2 record for most consecutive GT2 wins with 5 dating back to last year's 4 hour race at Laguna Seca.

The GT2 battle was intense at the 55th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on March 17th, 2007.

Jaime Melo was driving the # 62 Ferrari F430 GTC while Jörg Bergmeister was driving the # 45 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR.

The 1st and 2nd place cars in GT2 completed 330 laps. Just 16 were under caution for the 55th running of the Twelve Hours of Sebring. The margin of victory was just .202 seconds.

Ferrari got its first victory in the Twelve Hours of Sebring since 1998 when Didier Theys, Mauro Baldi, and Gianpierro Moretti won in a Ferrari 333SP.

The back stretch is called the Ulmann straight.

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Cameron
06-12-2007, 12:15 PM
My god I got out of my seat and when Ferrari took it I just shouted, "Yeah!!"

What a race.

You never see a finish that good in Endurance racing.



Double stinting those tires is what allowed Bergmeister to catch.

All because of the guy in the pits with his visor up.


Thats just good hard racing, that turn is rough and got the Ferrari loose in the rear and got him to go wide, thus hitting the Porsche.

What a race...

Kaptain
09-14-2007, 02:34 AM
http://www.petersenmotorsports.com/

Kaptain
09-14-2007, 02:40 AM
Mosport from 2000

http://www.rfmsports.com/images/checkers.mosport.2000.jpg

Kaptain
10-07-2007, 03:27 AM
new GT2 cars...

Kaptain
10-11-2007, 03:20 AM
not "430"

http://www.speedtv.com/_assets/library/img/large/182850_1a.jpg

http://www.speedtv.com/_assets/library/img/large/182850_1a.jpg

Kaptain
10-15-2007, 01:11 AM
with the F430 GTC racecar, not F1

http://www.speedtv.com/articles/automotive/newmodels/40906/

http://www.speedtv.com/_assets/library/img/large/183500_3.jpg

Kaptain
10-15-2007, 01:51 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjWo8VdMb8I

First test of 2008 F430 GTC

http://fiagt.com/newsitem.php?key=1427

big picture

http://www.endurance-info.com/2007_FIA-GT/F430_2008.jpg

Melo is the 2006 FIA GT Championship in the GT2 class for AF Corse and Ferrari.

http://www.jaimemelojr.com/

http://fiagt.com/driverbio.php?countkey=93

http://www.risicompetizione.com/go/melo.cfm

http://www.risicompetizione.com/images/3_melo3.jpg

Kaptain
10-22-2007, 12:51 AM
Notice the bump at turn ten.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cP75R34ICs

#31 Petersen White Lightning Ferrari F430 GTC (using Michelin tires) before the ALMS four-hour race at Laguna Seca - 2007

http://motorsport.com/photos/alms/2007/ls/alms-2007-ls-bh-1029.jpg

Kaptain
11-01-2007, 03:43 AM
They had two races in 2007, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and the Grand Prix of Utah. Their # 48 F430 GTC will race with new team management and <b>Hankook</b> tires.

Why not Dunlop tires? Dunlop competed in LMP1 and GT2 in ALMS in 2007.

http://www.dunloptires.com/racingEvents/lemans/index.html

http://www.dunloptires.com/img/home/logo_dunlop.gif

(not official but the picture at the bottom is from the 2007 SEMA show)

http://www.430gt.com/new/work.asp

http://www.hankooktireusa.com/motor/motor_overview.asp

Hankook competes as the sole tire of IMSA Lites Championship presented by Hankook.

http://www.imsa-lites.com/

IMSA Lites videos

http://www.youtube.com/user/evpvm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCBOeVojtAc

Miller Motorsports Park in Utah from May

http://www.americanlemans.com/Gallery/126/1265182007235926406.JPG

The team had raced in Utah for the last race of 2006 and 2007 in Grand-Am with an F430 Challenge car.

http://grand-am.com/News/Article.asp?ID=9068

http://www.supercars.net/gallery/119513/1607/683721.jpg

Kaptain
11-01-2007, 01:37 PM
From the 2007 SEMA show

http://www.americanlemans.com/News/Article.aspx?ID=3826

http://www.americanlemans.com/News/NewsImages/11120071336468_Image1_Thumb.JPG

Kaptain
11-01-2007, 01:50 PM
http://www.speedtv.com/articles/auto/alms/41359/

http://www.gunnarjeannette.com/

On the right

http://www.multimaticmotorsports.com/web_res/image/gal_lecake6_d_20060615.jpg

Kaptain
01-21-2009, 12:45 AM
How about the 1999 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the first American Le Mans Series race.

sarvaiya2pratik
11-02-2011, 06:20 AM
this is nice post of Re: F430 Scuderia has a link to racing.....


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