The Italian producer has determined to ship the works AF Corse workforce to the Indianapolis eight Hour later this month after which the Kyalami 9 Hour in December after winning the series-opening Spa 24 Hours in the summer with the AF-supported Iron Lynx squad.
AF will enter a pair of Ferrari 488 GT3 Evos within the two races in what’s the first concerted push for IGTC honours by the marque for the reason that inception of the collection in 2016.
Ferrari will hold the profitable line-up from Spa collectively for the rest of a collection that has been diminished to only three rounds: manufacturing facility drivers Alessandro Pier Guidi and Nicklas Nielsen will once more share with AF-contracted Come Ledogar, who was additionally a part of Ferrari’s Le Mans 24 Hours GTE Professional line-up.
The second automobile can be pushed by works GT driver Antonio Fuoco, Callum Ilott, who’s Ferrari’s Method 1 check driver, and one other AF driver in Alessio Rovera.
A Ferrari spokesman mentioned: “The IGTC title is one thing lacking from our palmares and we wish to see if we are able to put that proper. We now have tried to do it up to now, however this 12 months we’ve been in a position to make it occur.”
The programme can be supported by Belgian Ferrari seller Storage Francorchamps. Its sporting arm, Ecurie Francorchamps, was a profitable Ferrari entrant from the early 1950s to the late ’70s, competing in each Method 1 and sportscars.
Ferrari leads the IGTC drivers’ standings with Pier Guidi, Nielsen and Ledogar and lies second to Audi within the producers’ factors after Spa.
Spa winners Ledogar, Pier Guidi and Nielsen will enter the remaining IGTC rounds at Indianapolis and Kyalami
Photograph by: Ferrari
Audi has confirmed its roster of manufacturing facility vehicles for the Indianapolis race, the place its vehicles will run in a particular livery incorporating the celebs and stripes of the American flag.
Belgian squad WRT will run a pair of R8 LMS GT3s for Christopher Mies, Dries Vanthoor and Charles Weerts, and Robin Frijns, Nico Muller and Mattia Drudi. The Sainteloc outfit from France will subject a automobile for Markus Winkelhock, Christopher Haase and Patric Niederhauser.
The ASP Mercedes workforce has confirmed that it’ll take part at Indianapolis for the primary time with a solo Mercedes-AMG GT3 for Raffaele Marciello, Felipe Fraga and Timur Boguslavskiy.
The 2021 IGTC has been diminished to a few rounds after the cancellation of the Bathurst 12 Hour and the Suzuka 10 Hours due to restrictions on worldwide journey ensuing from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Indianapolis IGTC spherical can be the ultimate occasion of the GT World Problem America collection. Factors can be scored within the North American collection after three hours, however rivals are allowed to proceed for the complete period of the occasion.