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No It's not Summernats or Easternats, would you believe the Maserati factory?
December 11th, 2008
Normally screaming engines, burning tyres, wild burn-outs and automotive donuts would be more than frowned on at the Maserati factory in Italy’s super car capital, Modena, and workers would never be expected to carry out major mechanical work in a matter of seconds.
But, for one evening, everything changed at the Maserati factory in Viale Ciro Menotti, with the 2008 FIA GT Champions, the Maserati Vitaphone Racing Team, putting on a special demonstration in an area normally reserved for freshly produced GranTurismos and Quattroportes to celebrate their all-conquering wins in the 2008 FIA GT World Championship.
The team demonstrated to hundreds of factory workers and their families how quickly they can work on the Maserati MC-12 racing car and how driver changes can be done in seconds during endurance races before the newly crowned drivers’ champions, Andrea Bertolini and Michael Bartels, put their MC-12 through its paces.
The celebrations capped over another highly successful motorsport season for Maserati and the MC-12, with its four year haul of trophies now including 10 FIA GT titles, alone.