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Maranello Motorsport

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Founded  2000
Former series  Nations Cup
Team principal(s)  Mark Coffey
Maranello Motorsport

Current series  Australian GT Championship
Noted drivers  John Bowe Mika Salo Allan Simonsen
Teams' Championships  2004 Bahrain GT Classic 2007 Australian GT Championship 2007 Sandown GT Classic 2008 Sandown GT Classic 2014 Bathurst 12 Hour 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour

Maranello Motorsport is a GT racing team that is competing in the Australian GT Championship. Maranello Motorsport was formed in the late 1990s by Mark Coffey to enter Australia's then premier sports car racing series, Nations Cup.


Australian GT

Maranello Motorsport has supported various customers in the Australian GT Championship. One of their long-term drivers, Peter Edwards, went through the Maranello driver training system and started racing a Ferrari 360 Challenge, before graduating to a 430 GT3. Cameron McConville and Nick O’Halloran competed in Maranello’s black Ferrari, supported by Apex Tubulars, while the team’s second red car was driven by two-time Bathurst 1000 winner John Bowe and Edwards in 2012.

In 2007 the team upgraded to the latest F430GT3 and despite it not arriving until mid season, went on to a string of podium finishes and fastest laps before winning the 2007 Sandown GT Classic with Allan Simonsen and Tim Leahey driving.

Bathurst 12 Hour

Maranello Motorsport won the 2014 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour at the Mount Panorama Circuit on 9 February. Bowe and Edwards were joined in the team's winning Ferrari 458 GT3 by V8 Supercars driver Craig Lowndes and former Formula One driver Mika Salo.

In a Ferrari 488 GT3, the team repeated their triumph in 2017, with Lowndes being joined by Toni Vilander and Jamie Whincup.


Maranello Motorsport Wikipedia