The automobile is the successor to the massively profitable 488 GT3 and has been constructed at the side of ORECA.
A press release from Ferrari mentioned that “the day’s programme alternated between classes of laps on the monitor and levels when the 296 GT3 was checked by the technicians”.
Manufacturing facility Ferrari drivers Alessandro Pier Guidi and Andrea Bertolini took turns behind the wheel of the automobile, which ran in a scarlet and black camo livery and contains a six-cylinder engine however with no electrical hybrid system, in contrast to the road-going model.
“As we speak marks the event of GT racing turning into a part of our future and it’s a particular second,” mentioned Stefano Coletta, the boss of Ferrari’s Attivita Sportive GT division. “We selected to hold out the primary checks in Fiorano as a result of it’s our dwelling and to permit the individuals who labored on the mission to share a really particular emotion.
“The automobile has an intense testing programme forward of it, however we’ve already had some good suggestions from this primary session.”
Ferrari 296 GT3 at Fiorano
Picture by: Ferrari
The 296 GT3 will likely be launched to competitors within the GTE lessons subsequent yr in a parallel programme to the brand new Le Mans Hypercar within the World Endurance Championship, which heralds Ferrari’s return to the highest class on the Le Mans 24 Hours – a race it has gained general on 9 events, the final coming in 1965.
The Ferrari Le Mans Hypercar is being developed by AF Corse and is anticipated to hit the Fiorano check monitor in June.
In the course of the Daytona 24 Hours in February, Coletta instructed Autosport: “For us, a very powerful anniversary for us is that 2023 is 50 years since we final raced in prototypes, the perfect and most necessary class.
“When Ferrari selected to be concerned within the prime class, it simply needed to be in Le Mans Hypercar. Ferrari has made all of the automobiles in its historical past, so no selection actually, that is our philosophy.
“I can say our mission goes forward very quick. It’s very sophisticated, as a result of the LMH is extra sophisticated than the LMDh, however that is what we have now chosen.
“Our technicians have already created a map of the check programme.”