Maserati MC12 Enters American Le Mans

Written by tonks on August 6, 2007

Maserati MC12 On Race TrackMaserati is proud of their MC12 because they know just how powerful it is. Doran racing also sees potential in the MC12 and that is why they have decided to enter the car into the next American Le Mans Series at Road America. The drivers Fredy Lienhard and Didier Theys are confident that they will be able to handle the new car.

“It will be a new challenge for all of us, and it comes on a very challenging track,” stated team owner and driver Lienhard. “At 4.048 miles and 14 turns, Road America is the second-longest road course in the United States.” Both of the drivers are well-known in sportscar endurance racing and have competed at various times in the ALMS. Road America will be this particular car’s first race ever. Because of this everyone is excited to be watching the MC12 in action.

The FIA GT1 Maserati MC12 version is powered by a V-12, six-liter engine. The marque recently placed second in the FIA GT Championship series 24 Hours of Spa, thanks to the Vitaphone Racing Team. Drivers Thomas Biagi, Michael Bartels, Pedro Lamy and Eric van de Poele actually held the lead until the final hour and their main rivals were Corvettes. Carsport Holland’s C6-R ended up with the win but the team still holds the edge in the FIA GT standings.

If things goes as hoped at Road America, Lienhard said the team would also enter the Maserati in the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta Motorsports Park in Braselton, Ga., on Oct. 6.

Whatever the outcome, whether it be good or not, we are all excited to be watching a Maserati participate once again and with such a superior sportscar. Now all we have to do is sit back and wait for the race to begin.

Posted Under: Maserati,Supercars

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