Gianmaria Bruni


Bruni to Replace Estre in Porsche IMSA Lineup

Gianmaria Bruni will replace Kevin Estre in Porsche’s full-season IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship lineup beginning with the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen in July, the German manufacturer has confirmed.Head of Porsche Motorsport Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser revealed to Sportscar365 that Bruni is set to complete the season in the No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR alongside Laurens Vanthoor, with testing to begin in June.“After putting all the effort in [to secure Gimmi], I am excited,” Walliser told Sportscar365. “It will be really tricky because he starts testing on June 1 and is allowed to take part in a race starting on July 1.“He has one month and needs a quick learning curve and get familiar with the team, the drivers and everything around.”Walliser said the 35-year-old Italian will take part in tests with both the CORE autosport-run IMSA squad as well as a Porsche in Europe, to help get him up to speed in the mid-engined GTE contender, which made its competition debut in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.The Porsche GT boss admitted it wasn’t his original idea to pair Bruni up with Vanthoor, as a WEC program was the intended destination for the two-time GTE World Champion.“The original plan was different,” Walliser said. “But for sure we respect if there was an agreement between Ferrari and its drivers. We would not violate anything out of this. This is part of the sport. We take it like it is.“We’re excited. I would say our driver lineup is now perfect.”With Estre taking part in both series until Bruni’s debut in July, Walliser said no decision has been made on a replacement driver for the WeatherTech Championship round at Circuit of The Americas in May, which falls on the same weekend as the Six Hours of Spa.
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Bruni to Replace Estre in Porsche IMSA Lineup

  • 3 April 2017

Gianmaria Bruni will replace Kevin Estre in Porsche’s full-season IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship lineup beginning with the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen in July, the German manufacturer has confirmed. Head of Porsche Motorsport Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser revealed to Sportscar365 that Bruni is set to complete the season in the No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR […]

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Gianmaria Bruni new Porsche works driver

  • 20 February 2017

With the signing of Gianmaria Bruni, Porsche has bolstered its GT works driver squad for 2017. The 35-year-old Italian will undertake tests from June and contest races in the USA from July for Porsche. Gianmaria Bruni is one of the most successful and experienced sports car pilots. The ex-Formula 1 driver (Minardi 2004) celebrated his […]

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The top 50 drivers of 2016

  • 2 January 2017

This 2016 has seen Gimmi to be named the eleventh best driver in the world on a list of 50 drivers from the English magazine “Autosport” ( First among the Italian drivers). It is with great gratitude that he receives this wonderful news looking forward to start the new season.     gianmariabruni.it

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WEC – Ferrari wins GT Manufacturer title in Bahrain

  • 22 November 2016

Sakhir, 19 November 2016 – Ferrari won the GT Manufacturer title in the World Endurance Championship (WEC). The victory came at the end of the 6 Hours of Bahrain where Gianmaria “Gimmi” Bruni and James Calado, with the 488 GTE no. 51 came second in front of teammates Sam Bird and Davide Rigon in no. […]

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WEC – Two podium finishes for Ferrari in Shanghai

  • 11 November 2016

Shanghai, 6 November 2016 – The AF Corse team Ferrari 488 GTE won third and fifth place in the 6 Hours of Shanghai, the penultimate round of the World Endurance Championship (WEC). The 25 points scored today allowed the Prancing Horse brand to extend the lead over Aston Martin to 10 points in the Constructors’ […]

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