Maserati scored an historic first and second place with the all-new MC12 car in the final round of the 2004 FIA GT championship at the Zhuhai circuit in China. Andrea Bertolini and Mika Salo drove car number 33 to victory ahead of team mates Johnny Herbert and Fabrizio De Simone in car 34 after three hours of all-action racing.
The MC12 was finally homologated by the FIA at the last World Council meeting on 13 October and today the AF Corse race team scored the maximum points available in this race towards the drivers’ and constructors’ championships. The MC12 has raced in the 2004 FIA GT Championship but was previously unable to score any points due to homologation issues.
Maserati SpA Chief Executive Martin Leach today commented; ‘Today’s end-of-season victory lays down a marker for the other teams competing in the 2005 FIA GT Championship that Maserati is hungry to fill the motorsport trophy cabinet at Modena in the style of the glory days of the 1950s and 1960s.’
This is a 16-year+ news article, from our Maserati archive, which dates back to the year 2000.
If in doubt check with your local Maserati dealer as car prices and technical data will have changed since 2004.
Although our car news is published in good faith, we cannot guarantee it to be error free or complete or up-to-date.
Maserati MC12 Images may not be UK specification cars. Colours and exterior and/or interior elements may differ from actual models.
The car news and images remain the copyright of the rights holder and may not be used without their consent.