The Maserati Trofeo arrives in the U.S. for Round 4 of Maserati Trofeo World Series
Today, vigorous engines of the Maserati GranTurismo MCs come alive four Round 4 of the Maserati Trofeo World Series. The single-marque motorsport championship travels the globe. This is the season’s first event outside of Europe where it makes a stop at the Virginia International Raceway (VIR) in conjunction with the Tudor United SportsCar Championship.
With its rich racing history, Maserati celebrates 100 years of racing milestones and this next round marks a return to the track. Near Danville, Carrol Shelby drove his No.98 Maserati 450S to victory in 1957. He managed to complete 20 laps over a race distance of around 65 miles, beating off the best competition of that era.
At the 2014 Maserati Trofeo, held at Silverstone, Mauro Calamia claimed the season’s first title: the Trofeo Europa. Now that reigning champion Renaud Kuppens has pulled out, the search is on for a successor with Calamia looking most likely. Second overall is Gabriele Gardel but he can be ruled out as his season ended at the last round. One driver who will be feeling confident is Italian Riccardo Ragazzi and, if his luck turns, so will Alan Simoni. With things now on a global stage, the Europeans will be up against ten or so North Americans in the triple challenge that will see two 30’ sprints and a 60’ endurance race held.