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The AF Corse Ferrari 458 wins the 12H Italia-Mugello

The AF Corse Ferrari 458 wins the 12H Italia-Mugello

The first edition of the 12H Italia-Mugello has ended with a spectacular victory for the Ferrari 458 of the AF Corse team. The race, which was organised with great precision by Creventic events, was divided between Friday (3 hours) and today (9 hours). After 349 laps and a total of 1830.5km over the combined total of 12 hours, the AF Corse car driven by Alexander Talkanitsa father and son, Felipe Barreiros and Ilia Melnikov, came home just five seconds ahead of its opponents from the Stadler Motorsport team (Marcel Matter, Adrian Amstuzt, Mark Ineichen). The race was characterised by a great comeback by the Ferrari of the world endurance champions, who were able to keep up consistent and impressive pace that, hour after hour, thanks in part to problems faced by their opponents, took the 458 number 7 to the front in the final hour of the race. At that point the duel between the AF Corse and the Stadler Motorsport teams began in earnest, with a deserved victory going to the team that best handled the pressure of having their opponents always in their mirrors. Fourth place went to the other Ferrari in the race, also a 458, which had the satisfaction of setting the fastest lap of the race.

FINAL CLASSIFICATION

1) Alexander Talkanitsa sr, Alexander Talkanitsa jr, Felipe Barreiros, Ilia Melnikov (Ferrari 458 AF Corse) 349 laps in 12h 01m 51.530s at an average of 152.459 km/h; 2) Marcel Matter, Adrian Amstuzt, Mark Ineichen (Stadler Motorsport) at 5.417s; 3) Michael Kroll, Roland Eggimann, Christian Frankenhout, Kenneth Heyer (Hofor Racing) at 2 laps; 4) Jiri Pisarik, Jaromir Jirik and Dennis Waszek (Ferrari 458 Praha Scuderia) at 5 laps; 5) Peter Schmidt, Gustav Edelhoff, Johannes Siegler, Wiggo Dalmo (Car Collection) at 9 laps.

Fastest lap: Jiri Pisarik (Ferrari 458 Scuderia Praha) in 1m 51.198s at an average of 169.805 km/h