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  1. Merak1974

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    #101 Merak1974, May 3, 2015
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    I think Maserati's driving courses are an excellent initiative. I took part in one of their GT Master courses a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed the experience, in terms of new knowledge and skills as well as the social aspect. It was very well organized.

    That aside; I also think (a) Maserati's current status has been significantly and positively affected by the MC12 effort - and success - on the race track over the period 2004 to 2010; (b) the GT MC Stradale - Maserati's only current sports oriented offering - model would probably not have come about without the development of the MC GT4 production race car that preceded it; (c) the GT4 racer was quite successful whenever entered in races (especially by Maserati's own Corse unit), no embarrassment at all for the marque even though the production model is obviously not the best starting point for a race car, being relatively large and heavy. Race efforts, however, have been sporadic.

    It is also a matter of credibility and pride; to me, racing counts, and I would therefore like to see a greater effort from Maserati. I understand that racing is less of an issue for many other Maserati fans and owners. ... And, you may well be right in that racing does not give an immediate pay-off in a short-term business sense.
     
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    You were there?
    Please give us a report!
     
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    Nick Mancuso had another great drive in the no. 46 Maserati Corse Maserati GranTurismo MC, and finished 4th in the second GTS race at Road America. However, his results will not count in the series since he run as a non-points entry. Hopefully, the Maserati entries will have obtained status as regular competitors in time for the Pirelli World Challenge season finale at Laguna Seca on September 11-13.
     
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    Quite a lot of racing action for the Gran Turismo nowadays:

    - Mancuso and Raimondo drove GTs in the GTS class of the Pirelli World Challenge races at Road America at the end of June.
    - Calamia and Guidici scored two podiums (2nd places) last weekend in their debut in the GT4 class at Red Bull Ring in Austria, in the new Euroseries: Euro Series by Nova Race | Official Website.
    - The Boutsen Ginion Racing Team will enter their Gran Turismo racer in this coming weekend's 24 hours race at Paul Ricard in France, which is part of the International 24H Series: Hankook 24H PAUL RICARD 2015 :. The team also took part in the Dubai 24H race of this series in early january, then getting a podium place in the SP2 class.
     
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    The Boutsen Ginion Racing Team Gran Turismo got to the finish of the Paul Ricard 24H, scoring a 6th place in the SP2 class, 36th place overall.
     
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    Five Maserati Gran Turismo took part in the Pirelli World Challenge GTS Race at Laguna Seca last weekend, with Derek Hill finishing on a strong 7th place, and Jeff Courtney and Patrick Byrne on 11th and 12th places respectively. Vafa Kordestani also finished the race, but at the back of the field, while Freddie Hunt unfortunately crashed already at the very start of the race.

    Anyway, great to see a real racing effort from Maserati!

    Race story: Wilson Wins GTS Round 17 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Cooper Secures GTS Drivers' Championship | Pirelli World Challenge
    Race results: http://www.world-challenge.com/images/events/2015-MRLS-GTS-Round-17-PRV-Race-Results-Final.PDF
     
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    Thank you Merak, really a great win, I'm proud!
     
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    Just a quick "mid-season" update on what has been a somewhat mixed season so far for Maserati racing.

    The positives:

    - 2 race wins in the European GT4 Series; both at Monza.
    - Consistently good results for Eaton and Hoggarth (and only one DNF...), including a great 2nd place at the Oulton Park round, in the British GT4 Championship. They are currently 5th in the championship (out of 21 racers who have scored points).
    - Jeff Courtney's 2nd place at Road America in the PWC Championship.
    - Great to see so many Gran Turismos racing!

    The disappointments:

    - Many DNFs in the PWC Championship.
    - Rather uneven performances in the European GT4 races.

    Still several rounds left in North America (PWC - GTS), Europe (European GT4), and UK (British GT4), so a lot to look forward to this Fall!
     
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    #118 Merak1974, Sep 25, 2016
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    Great win (overall and GT4pro) for Anselmi and Zamparini in the Villorba Corse GranTurismo in today's GT4 Euro cup race at Hungaroring! Swiss Team's Calamia and Fascicolo also on the podium with a well deserved 2nd place. More here: http://gt4series.com/villorba-corse-bounces-back-with-competition102-gt4-european-series-win-in-hungary/

    Yesterday's race was less fortunate for the Maserati drivers, with Anselmi's car getting a puncture while fighting for the lead, losing a lap after having to pit to change the wheel (eventually earning a 20th place). Calamia and Fascicolo fought hard for third spot, but were only able to get a 5th place at the end.

    Also driving for Swiss Team, Meloni and Tresoldi drove their Gran Turismo to a 3rd place in the GT4am class (12th overall) in yesterday's race.
     
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    This year has ended on a high for Maserati racing!

    Great class win for Maserati in the GT4/GTX class at the Gulf 12 Hours yesterday. The Scuderia Villorba Corse Maserati MC GT4 driven by Zamparini, Chodzen & Chodzen won ahead of two Porsche Cayman GT4: Gulf 12 Hours | Race results 2016
     
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    ... and another great 2nd place today for Jeff Courtney and his Maserati GT4 :). Good battle for race victory with the eventual winner Nico Jamin on a KTM Xbow GT4.
     
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    An excellent class win (AM class) in today's race 2 for Scuderia Villorba Corse’s Manuela Gostner in a Maserati Gran Turismo GT4!
     
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    ... and I should have mentioned, of course, that DallAntonia and Fascicolo (also Scuderia Villorba Corse) just missed out for the win in the AM class in race 1 by a couple of tenths earlier today. Still, a very good 2nd place...

    ... and that Meloni and Tresoldi (PRO drivers, Scuderia Villorba Corse) just had a little bit of bad luck in both races; a stop-and-go penalty denied them what could have been a podium in race 1, and then they had to start race 2 almost from the the end of the grid... :( Their pace though was great in both races :D
     
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    Fantastic wins yesterday for Graham and ***g in the Ebor GT Maserati in both GT4 races at Spa-Franchochamps in the British GT championship.
     

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