A Stellar Debut
Maserati’s latest sensation, the GT2, has made a roaring entrance into the racing world. Unveiled earlier this year at the 24 Hours of Spa, this beauty recently showcased its prowess at the Circuit Paul Ricard during the final round of the 2023 Fanatec GT2 European Series.
Behind the wheel were the dynamic duo, Leonardo Gorini and Luca Pirri of LP Racing. They didn’t just participate; they dominated. After securing a pole position on Friday, they clinched second place in Saturday’s Race 1 and finished within the top ten in Race 2, landing a commendable seventh place.
This debut wasn’t just about a race; it was a nostalgic trip down memory lane, reminding fans of Maserati’s illustrious racing legacy.
Looking Ahead to 2024
As we gear up for the 2024 season, the GT2, a marvel crafted entirely in Modena, is set to be a formidable contender in the championship. This championship isn’t just any race; it’s a gathering of the most stunning and high-performance grand touring cars.
This participation marks Maserati’s grand comeback to the GT competition, a space where it previously left an indelible mark in the 2000s with the iconic MC12. That car wasn’t just a vehicle; it was a legend, bagging a whopping 13 titles across Constructors’, Teams’, and Drivers’ Championships.
The Legacy Continues
The Maserati GT2 isn’t just another car; it’s the torchbearer of a legacy. Drawing inspiration from its predecessors, especially the dreamy MC20 super sports car, the GT2 is engineered for excellence. At its heart is the Nettuno V6 Twin Turbo engine, which has been enhanced to meet the rigorous demands of the racetrack.
Last year, Maserati unveiled its revamped racing strategy, and with the GT2’s debut, it’s clear that they’re not just participating; they’re here to lead. Maserati’s journey through time, from its glorious past to an exciting present and a promising future, is a testament to its enduring passion for motorsport.
Voices from the Pit
Davide Grasso, the CEO of Maserati, shared his excitement, stating, “Maserati’s return to GT competition isn’t just a race; it’s a chapter in the grand saga of motorsport. Our journey from the racetrack to the open road is driven by challenges and the thrill of the drive. The GT2 is our ticket to a future filled with adrenaline-pumping races.”
Echoing his sentiments, Giovanni Sgro, the Head of Maserati Corse, said, “This debut was beyond our wildest dreams. The GT2’s performance today was a testament to our commitment to excellence.
For Maserati, the racetrack is home. Our history in racing is rich, and it’s what sets us apart. The GT2 is a beacon of our past achievements and a promise of our future aspirations in the world of motorsport.”
The Maserati GT2’s debut is more than just a race; it’s a statement. It’s a blend of the brand’s rich history, its present-day innovations, and its aspirations for the future. As the GT2 revs up for the upcoming season, one thing is clear: Maserati is back, and it’s here to redefine the world of motorsport.