Ferrari Sweeps 2012 GT Rolex Grand-Am Series

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Ferrari has clinched the 2012 Rolex Grand-Am Series Manufacturers’ Championship, Team Championship and Drivers’ Championship behind its 458 Italia race car.

“The race track is truest test of a sports car’s ultimate performance and endurance, and the Ferrari 458 Italia has performed flawlessly in this competition as it does with the rigors of use on the streets,” said Ferrari’s North American CEO Marco Mattiacci.

Driven by the AIM Autosport Team FXXD, this 458 Italia covered over 11,300 track miles and completed every lap this season with eight podium finishes. This is the third manufacturers’ championship for the Italian automaker and reaffirms its position in motorsports as a dominant and reliable force. AIM Autosport was joined by the Scuderia Corsa team to help clinch the GT Manufacturer’s Title for Ferrari.

“Winning the 2012 Rolex Grand-Am Series Manufacturers’ Championship for the third time reminds our clients, fans and competition that nothing brings the passion of racing to everyday driving like a Ferrari,” Mattiacci said.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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