Maserati MC20-based GT2 makes strong racing debut in Fanatec GT2 European Series

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LP Racing Secures Pole Position and Impressive Second-Place Finish in Debut Race

The Maserati GT2, based on the MC20, marked its racing debut over the weekend during the final round of the 2023 Fanatec GT2 European Series at Circuit Paul Ricard in France.

LP Racing, with drivers Leonardo Gorini and Luca Pirri, was the first team to compete with the GT2. The car wasted no time proving its worth, securing pole position on Friday and achieving a remarkable second-place finish in the first race on Saturday. In the second race of the weekend, it secured a respectable seventh-place finish.

Head of Maserati Corse, Giovanni Sgro, expressed his satisfaction with the GT2’s debut performance, saying, “We couldn’t have asked for a better debut. The car today proved to be really competitive, and we are very pleased with this result.” He emphasized Maserati’s rich history in racing and its commitment to returning to the track, marking a new era of motorsport for the brand.

The Maserati GT2 represents Maserati’s return to GT racing, recalling the brand’s successful run in the 2000s with the MC12, where it claimed 13 drivers’, constructors’, and teams’ championships.

The GT2 shares its foundation with the road-going MC20, featuring a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine. However, it departs from the road car with a six-speed sequential transmission, a bespoke limited-slip differential, and two-way adjustable dampers on all four corners. Maserati has also significantly enhanced its aerodynamics, incorporating a revised front fascia with a new splitter and canards, a flat underbody, and a prominent rear wing.

Maserati’s return to GT racing with the MC20-based GT2 is a testament to the brand’s commitment to competition and its ambition to excel on the track once again.