Illegally Fast Lap at Bathurst

MaranelloFerrariThis is the raw on-board footage of Allan Simonsen piloting the Maranello Motorsports Ferrari 458 Italia for an illegally fast qualifying lap for the Liqui-Moly 12 Hours of Bathurst endurance race. The teams were not allowed to qualify faster than a 2:06 and this lap clocked in at 2:05.49 with traffic. Maranello was assigned 50 kg of penalty weight and the time from this lap was thrown out. Though this seems kind of harsh, the speed of the cars is limited to keep competition fair and development costs down for the good of the entire racing series. Watch the video to see a beautiful performance through one of my favorite tracks in the world:

Source: SpeedcafeTV on YouTube