Supplied by RM Sotheby’s— With a front-line automobile racing career covering some 11 years– along with consisting of 2 FIA GT Champions, a Le Mans program win along with complete accomplishment in the Health and wellness center 24 Humans resources– the Ferrari 550 GT1 justifiably lives in a location in the pantheon of all-time amazing Rivals GT autos and also vehicles.
Exceptionally, Ferrari’s last significant GT offering had really been the stunning Group 4 Daytona, some 3 years previously. Whilst that job had really been factory-led, no such real blessing, in the beginning at the minimum, was straightforward for the550 Ferrari made it clear that any kind of type of automobile racing variant would absolutely require to be developed separately, with Italian Race Preparation job business Italtecnica as well as additionally their British matchings Prodrive taking the lead. It was not up till 2003 that the factory-approved N. Modern modern technology group, instead belatedly, picked to develop their really own variant.
Amongst 4 Italtecnica vehicles established, structure 115811 was obtained by abundant Italian Andrea Garbagnati, making its race releasing in the initial of the 2001 FIA GT Champ at Monza. Gotten In by Team Rafanelli, the lorry was driven by previous Service One drivers Emanuele Naspetti along with Mimmo Schiattarella. Running fifth really early, their race completed in retired life sticking to leading stopping working merely after two-thirds variety. At the second round at Brno, both valued a generally uneventful race to wind up fifth, whilst at Magny-Cours 2 weeks in the future, they videotaped a deserving fourth behind the winning Lister Twister along with 2 Chrysler Vipers. After another 5th at Silverstone, a stressful really early duration of 5 races in 7 weekend break breaks finished with a check out to Zolder in Belgium, in mid-May. Naspetti took a very ought to have lead, although again tragedy actioned in with the vehicle retiring again due to incident problems.
The duration went back to at Therapeutic facility in really early August for the collection’ blue riband celebration, the 24 Humans resources. Naspetti was maintained as lead lorry chauffeur of 115811 with Schiattarella altered by two-time Gym victor Eric van de Poele; Belgian novices Philippe Steveny along with Martial Chouvel also registering with the group. After licensing second, Naspetti made a scorching start, additionally taking the race lead briefly in the third human resources. The really early rate had really taken its toll, the vehicle retiring after merely 6 humans resources with a damaged crankshaft.
A shortened duration saw the lorry 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 along with Estoril. In Austria, Naspetti was partnered by Marc Duez, along with after an instead shabby licensing session– which left both simply 13 th– the autos and also vehicle retired again with engine disorders, this moment about quickly before half variety.
After existing non-active for the majority of the 2002 duration, 115811 was offered to erstwhile Touring Cars and also vehicle team Dart Contending for the last 3 rounds of that year’s FIA GT Champ. Driven by considerably experienced Red Bull-backed Austrian Dieter Quester along with previous Le Mans program champ Luca Riccitelli, along with appropriately updated to 2002 specification by Milan-based J.A.S Motorsport, the collaboration was not a beneficial one, with all 3 rounds– Enna, Donington as well as additionally Estoril– completing in retired life.
For 2003, autos and also vehicle owner Garbagnati turned over prep job commitments to JMB Contending, entering selected events in both the FIA along with Italian GT Champions. Again, the previous was a discontentment, with drivers Terrien, Derichebourg as well as additionally Pescatori suffering lamentable stability as well as additionally giving up all 4 race starts. An otherwise irritating duration was recuperated when Garbagnati himself shared the vehicle with Ferrari evaluation lorry chauffeur Andrea Bertolini in 2 Italian GT races at the A1-Ring, taking complete accomplishment in both.
The 2004 duration meant 115811’s economical swansong, with JMB’s lead lorry chauffeur Lorenzo Casè safeguarding 3 complete triumphes in the vehicle at Imola, Magione along with Vallelunga en course to third location over time of year standings. Accordingly, the Vallelunga win would absolutely be the lorry’s last modern-day race, with Casè sharing the autos and also vehicle on this occasion with future Mercedes-Benz Service One supremo Toto Wolff.
Following the last idea of its modern-day race line of work, the lorry was supplied to Frenchman Bruno Tortara and also afterwards to a private German debt collector, the last assigning previous JMB developer Jean-Christophe Noel to start a comprehensive removal. It was acquired by the vendor in 2018, that recovered the unbelievable 2002 Red Bull livery as well as additionally performed a complete engine along with transmission rebuild.
Subsequently reviewed by three-time Le Mans champ Marco Werner, structure 115811 is presently entirely race all set along with good to go to do battle again. It would absolutely be a additionally show-stopping as well as economical entryway right into the broadening Endurance Contending Tales along with Masters Endurance Stories collection, whilst its credentials for Ferrari’s factory-organised Club Competizioni GT events extra enhances its presently considerable standing. With its hot lines, classic front-engined 6-litre V-12 style along with extraordinary including soundtrack, the 550 Maranello has really long been considered a beneficial fan to the type of the 250 GTO, 275 GTB/C as well as additionally Daytona; a difference which will unquestionably simply be secured in addition in future years.
This vehicle will absolutely be offered in RM Sotheby’s new Milan Sale, occurring 15 June at Palazzo Serbelloni in Italy. The sale will absolutely be livestreamed as well as additionally remote bidding procedure choices are conveniently offered.