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A question of endurance
A LOCAL racer from the Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific series is progressing to the next level - endurance racing - and he is doing it with a 488 GT3 and his own team.
Singaporean Greg Teo has partnered fellow race driver David Tjiptobiantoro of Indonesia to form the T2 Motorsports team.
Teo is also the president of the Ferrari Owners' Club Singapore and a seasoned competitor of several other one-make sports car racing series.
As a Ferrari owner and race driver, Teo will be supported by authorised distributor Ital Auto.
Ital Auto's showroom at Leng Kee Road will also be the venue for T2 Motorsports' launch of its racing team and car on Thursday.
The team has two other drivers - Jeff Yeon Jeong Hoon, a Korean actor/celebrity, and Christian Colombo, an Italian race driver who is also the head coach for Ferrari Challenge drivers.
The Ferrari 488 GT3 is a racing version of the roadgoing 488 GTB. In addition to the aggressive bodykit and racing suspension, it has a racing version of the turbocharged V8 engine with slightly reduced power and a sequential gearbox.
The first race that T2 Motorsports will enter in is the Intercontinental GT Challenge Sepang 12 Hours in December.
Ferrari 488 GT3
Engine: 3,902cc V8 turbocharged
Gearbox: 6-speed sequential transmission
Max power: 600 hp @ 7,000 rpm
Max torque: 700 Nm @ 6,000 rpm
0-100 kmh: 3.0 secs
Top speed: above 330 kmh
Price: 555,000 euros (without taxes and options)
Distributor: Ital Auto