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In 2012, the Le Mans 24 Hours got underway on 17th June. It’s a legendary race that Ferrari has won several times. In this year, Ferrari was looking to win the GTE Pro category, but it was up against competition from Chevrolet and Aston Martin. In qualifying, the fastest time was set by the 458 Italia GT2 entered by Luxury Racing for Brazilian Jaime Melo, Frenchman Frederic Makowiecki and the German Dominik Farnbacher. They outpaced first an Aston Martin and then a Chevrolet.
However, in the race, another Ferrari crew showed its class. Driving the AF Corse 51 car were Italians Giancarlo Fisichella, “Gimmi” Bruni and Finland’s Toni Vilander. They clawed their way up the order and won by no less than three laps ahead of the similar Luxury Racing car.
And only last Sunday, the three Ferrari men reprised their achievement at La Sarthe, to give Ferrari its 24th class win.