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SILVERSTONE, 14 April, 2013

Kamui Kobayashi celebrated his debut race in the N°71 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 with a podium finish in association with Toni Vilander (FIN). The pair came second in the GTE Pro category of the 6 Hours of Silverstone, round one of the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship, and they immediately felt at ease with the car and their technical staff.

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Giancarlo Fisichella and Gianmaria Bruni (N°51 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT2) were fifth in the GTE Pro class at the chequered flag. The Italians’ result did not reflect the true potential of their package due to a number of unlucky incidents which affected their race. Ferrari also finished on the podium in the GTE Am category thanks to the third place secured by Enzo Potolicchio, Philippe Peter and Rui Aguas in the N°81 AF Corserun 8 Star Motorsport 458 Italia GT2. The trio was even second in the class until the penultimate lap when the N°50 Corvette hit the 458 Italia from behind. Thanks to extremely quick repairs in the pits, the team enabled the car to continue and collect a top-three result. Jack Gerber, Marco Cioci and Matt Griffin were eighth in GTE Am in the N°61 AF Corse Ferrari. Their race was troubled by a collision with an LMP1 prototype which crashed into its front-right wing. The team’s technicians managed to repair the N°61 458 which re-joined the race after just 30 m inutes in its garage.

European Le Mans Series        Silverstone (GB), 13 April
R# Model Chassis # Team Colour Drivers Position        O/A Cl.
52 458 GT2 2858 RAM Racing White-Blue J. Mowlem/ M. Griffin 6th 2nd
53 458 GT2 2860 RAM Racing White-Blue G. Jeanette/ F. Montecalvo 7th 3rd
66 458 GT2 2808 JMW Motorsport Yellow A. Bertolini/  J. Camathias 8th  4th
55 458 GT2 2822 AF Corse Red P. Perazzini/ M. Cioco/ F. Leo 16th 7th
54 458 GT2 2862 AF Corse White-Blue Y. Mallegol/  J-M. Bachelier/  H. Blank 17th 8th
GTC Class
62 458 GT3 3222 AF Corse Red A. Rizzoli/ S. Gai/  L. Case 13th  2nd

FIA World Endurance Championship        Silverstone (GB), 14 April.
R# Model Chassis # Team Colour Drivers Position        O/A Cl.
LMGTE Pro Class
71 458 GT2 2874 AF Corse Red-RWG St’s K. Kobayashi/ T. Vilander 15th 2nd
51 458 GT2 2876 AF Corse Red-RWG St’s G. Bruni/  G. Fisichella 18th 5th
LMGTE Am Class
81 458 GT2 2846 8 Star Motorsports Orange- Black & Silver Stripes V. Potolicchio/ R. Aguas/  P. Peter 22nd  3rd
57 458 GT2 2844 Krohn Racing Lime-Blue St. T. Krohn/  N. Jonsson/ M. Mediani 25th 6th
61 458 GT2 2848 AF Corse Red-RWG St’s J. Gerber/ M. Griffin/  M. Cioci 28th 8th