Offered by RM Sotheby’s— With a front-line car racing task prolonging some 11 years– as well as likewise including 2 FIA GT Champions, a Le Mans program win in addition to overall victory in the Health and wellness center 24 Humans resources– the Ferrari 550 GT1 justifiably occupies a place in the pantheon of all-time superb Rivals GT automobiles.
Unbelievably, Ferrari’s last serious GT offering had really been the spectacular Group 4 Daytona, some 3 years previously. Whilst that task had really been factory-led, no such real blessing, initially at least, was straightforward for the550 Ferrari made it clear that any type of type of car racing variant would definitely require to be developed individually, with Italian Race Preparation job firm Italtecnica as well as likewise their British matchings Prodrive taking the lead. It was not up till 2003 that the factory-approved N. Development group, instead belatedly, picked to develop their extremely own variant.
Amongst 4 Italtecnica lorries established, structure 115811 was obtained by prosperous Italian Andrea Garbagnati, making its race introducing in the initial of the 2001 FIA GT Champ at Monza. Gotten In by Team Rafanelli, the car was driven by previous Remedy One vehicle drivers Emanuele Naspetti as well as likewise Mimmo Schiattarella. Running fifth extremely beforehand, their race ended up in retired life sticking to assisting falling short just after two-thirds array. At the second round at Brno, both pleased in a significantly uneventful race to wind up fifth, whilst at Magny-Cours 2 weeks in the future, they tape-recorded a worthwhile fourth behind the winning Lister Hurricane as well as likewise 2 Chrysler Vipers. After another 5th at Silverstone, an energetic extremely early duration of 5 races in 7 weekend break breaks finished with an attend Zolder in Belgium, in mid-May. Naspetti took a very deserved lead, although one more time tragedy actioned in with the cars and trucks as well as vehicle retiring one more time as an outcome of incident problems.
The duration went back to at Health club in extremely early August for the collection’ blue riband event, the 24 Humans resources. Naspetti was protected as lead automobile chauffeur of 115811 with Schiattarella transformed by two-time Gym victor Eric van de Poele; Belgian newbies Philippe Steveny as well as likewise Martial Chouvel in addition joining the group. After accrediting second, Naspetti made a scorching start, likewise taking the race lead briefly in the third human resources. The extremely early rate had really taken its toll, the cars and trucks as well as vehicle retiring after just 6 humans resources with a harmed crankshaft.
A cut duration saw the car compete at the A1-Ring in late August, nonetheless the group chose to lose out on the last 3 rounds of the Champ at Nurburgring, Jarama in addition to Estoril. In Austria, Naspetti was partnered by Marc Duez, as well as likewise after an instead shabby accrediting session– which left both simply 13 th– the automobile retired one more time with engine conditions, this minute swiftly before half array.
After existing non-active for a lot of the 2002 duration, 115811 was provided to erstwhile Touring Car team Dart Completing for the last 3 rounds of that year’s FIA GT Champ. Driven by considerably experienced Red Bull-backed Austrian Dieter Quester in addition to previous Le Mans program victor Luca Riccitelli, as well as likewise properly updated to 2002 specification by Milan-based J.A.S Motorsport, the collaboration was not a satisfying one, with all 3 rounds– Enna, Donington in addition to Estoril– ending up in retired life.
For 2003, car owner Garbagnati turned over prep job tasks to JMB Completing, entering selected celebrations in both the FIA in addition to Italian GT Champions. Once again, the previous was a discontentment, with vehicle drivers Terrien, Derichebourg as well as likewise Pescatori enduring lamentable honesty in addition to giving up all 4 race starts. An otherwise poor duration was recovered when Garbagnati himself shared the automobile with Ferrari evaluation driver Andrea Bertolini in 2 Italian GT races at the A1-Ring, taking basic success in both.
The 2004 duration represented 115811’s budget friendly swansong, with JMB’s lead automobile chauffeur Lorenzo Casè protecting 3 basic triumphes in the car at Imola, Magione in addition to Vallelunga en course to third location in the future of year standings. Appropriately, the Vallelunga win would definitely be the automobile’s last modern-day race, with Casè sharing the cars and trucks as well as vehicle on this occasion with future Mercedes-Benz Remedy One supremo Toto Wolff.
Abiding by the last idea of its modern-day race line of work, the automobile was marketed to Frenchman Bruno Tortara as well as afterwards to a private German debt collection agency, the last assigning previous JMB developer Jean-Christophe Noel to execute a comprehensive repair. It was gotten by the vendor in 2018, that restored the spectacular 2002 Red Bull livery in addition to tackled a complete engine in addition to transmission recover.
Ultimately taken a look at by three-time Le Mans victor Marco Werner, structure 115811 is presently totally race all set as well as likewise prepared to do combat one more time. It would definitely be a budget-friendly in addition to show-stopping entry right into the expanding Endurance Completing Legends as well as likewise Masters Endurance Stories collection, whilst its certification for Ferrari’s factory-organised Club Competizioni GT celebrations extra boosts its presently considerable standing. With its attractive lines, classic front-engined 6-litre V-12 layout as well as likewise unequaled accompanying soundtrack, the 550 Maranello has really long been thought about a rewarding fan to the type of the 250 GTO, 275 GTB/C as well as likewise Daytona; an honor which will definitely simply be secured much better in future years.
This cars and truck will definitely be provided in RM Sotheby’s new Milan Sale, happening 15 June at Palazzo Serbelloni in Italy. The sale will definitely be livestreamed in addition to remote bidding procedure options are conveniently offered.