Daytona, 3 December 2016 – The third day of the World Finals underway at Daytona provided new excitement for motorsport history enthusiasts, as well as fans of sport and unique cars like those in the Ferrari XX Programmes.
Born American. This car went into production in 1994 and up to 2000 40 units were made. It was Ferrari’s great return to the Prototype Sport world that the Manufacturer from Maranello had bid farewell in 1973. The car was born with the purpose of being sold to client teams and it was never placed on the grid with a factory team.
Début. The début took place in America on 17 April 1994 in the Road Atlanta 2 Hours. A win came straight away with Jay Cochran and team Euromotorsport. This roadster brought home wins especially in the United States and its most famous triumph remains that of the 1998 Daytona 24 Hours, taken by Giampiero Moretti, Didier Theys, Mauro Baldi and Arie Luyendyk. The latter three will drive the car at the opening of the Ferrari Show on Sunday.
A rich menu. The exhibition will bring together all of Ferrari’s sport activities, in addition to the three that were on centre stage during the four days at the International Speedway. Therefore, behind the 333 SPs, the GT cars will take the track with the newly crowned WEC Manufacturer title winner 488 GTE, and the 458 Italia. Exceptional drivers will be behind the wheel in the cars: James Calado, Davide Rigon, Andrea Bertolini, Giancarlo Fisichella, Toni Vilander, Sam Bird, Christina Nielsen and Alessandro Balzan, 2016 IMSA 2016 champion in the GT-D class.
Grand finale. Concluding the show in the most appropriate way possible will be Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel who, at the wheel of the two F60s, will entertain fans with a series of extremely fast laps, pit stop demonstrations and exceptional burnouts. A must-see show, especially on a track as legendary as Daytona.