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2004 FIA GT Championship

September 2004. A month to remember in Maserati’s sporting history. Two MC12s, driven by Bertolini/Salo and Herbert/De Simone, respectively, made their first outing in the FIA GT championship at Imola in what marked Maserati’s return to official competition.

The number 33 and 34 cars really took on the testing Romagna track and finished the fourth from last race of the season in 2nd and 3rd. Fifteen days on, the Modenese GTs topped the podium at Oschersleben with Andrea Bertolini and Mika Salo. The win was just reward for more than a year’s work put in by the team overseen by Giorgio Ascanelli at Maserati Corse.

The penultimate race in 2004, held in Dubai, saw the MC12 again play a starring role when Johnny Herbert and Fabrizio de Simone notched second. This result paved the way for an amazing one-two at Zhuhai, China, when two MC12s paraded across the line to round off an incredible year.


01Fabrizio Gollin85
02Luca Cappellari85
03Matteo Bobbi74
04Gabriele Gardel74
05Lilian Bryner55
06Enzo Calderari55
07Fabio Babini51
08Karl Wendlinger50
09Philipp Peter49
10Michael Bartels44


28/03/2004 Monza No updates yet
18/04/2004 Valencia No updates yet
02/05/2004 Magny-Cours No updates yet
16/05/2004 Hockenheim No updates yet
30/05/2004 Brno No updates yet
27/06/2004 Donington No updates yet
01/08/2004 Spa-Francorchamps No updates yet
05/09/2004 Imola » Read all about the race
19/09/2004 Oschersleben » Read all about the race
08/10/2004 Dubai » Read all about the race
14/11/2004 Zhuhai » Read all about the race