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Ferrari and Monza – A combination made in Heaven

ELMS - 26/03/2017

Monza, the centre of Italian motor sport and the home ground for the most iconic sportscar brand in the world: Ferrari. On Tuesday 28 March there will be three Ferraris taking part in the 2-day Official Test. They will return to Monza later in the year for the second round of the 2017 European Le Mans Series on the Sunday 14 May.

The 2017 European Le Mans Series will see the Prancing Horse try regain the teams title after the JMW Motorsport Ferrari lost out to the Aston Martin Racing Vantage at the final round of the 2016 series in Portugal. 

Three Ferraris will line up on the ELMS grid this season. The JMW Motorsport Ferrari 458 Italia that will return to try to bring back the 2017 title and make up for the disappointing end to a great 2016 season.  They will be joined on the grid by a pair of Spirit of Race F488 GTEs which promises a great battle!

The no51 car will have an all Italian crew headed by former 24 Hours of Le Mans class winner and FIA GT1 World Champion Andrea Bertolini, who will race alongside father and son duo Gianluca and Giorgio Roda.  The no55 F488 will feature the unchanged from 2016 Anglo-Irish crew of Duncan Cameron, Matt Griffin and Aaron Scott.

A total of 13 Italian drivers will grace the ELMS grid for the two-day Official Test at Monza, with four drivers in LMP2 and five in LMP3 joining the four who will compete in LMGTE.

The Official Test will take place at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 of March in five free practice session, including a night session on Tuesday evening. 

The test is open to the public, giving fans the opportunity to see the cars that will race at Monza in May.

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