Maranello Motorsport grew out of the successful Prancing Horse
Racing team, which was formed in the late '90s to enter Australia's
then premier sportscar racing series, Nations Cup.
Under Mark Coffey - now Maranello Motorsport Managing Director - Prancing Horse Racing's star drivers John Bowe, Ryan Briscoe, Greg Murphy, Craig Baird and Mark Noske won many races in Ferrari GT racecars.
Nation's Cup was replaced by the Australian GT Championship in 2005 and Maranello Motorsport's Allan Simonsen won the title in 2007 racing a Ferrari 360GT and 430 GT3.
In 2004, Maranello Motorsport also challenged the might of international GT teams and won the inaugural Bahrain GT Festival with a Ferrari 550GT raced by Le Mans 24 Hours winner, David Brabham, and FIA GT star Simonsen.
Prancing Horse Racing was also renowned for importing an ex-Michael Schumacher, Grand Prix-winning Ferrari Formula One car direct from Ferrari's Corse Cliente (customer racing) division in Italy, beginning a close relationship with the Ferrari factory that continues to this day.
In recent years, Maranello Motorsport has expanded its operations to include road and racecar sales and service, specialising in Ferraris and European exotics.
2000 - Noske finishes third in Nations Cup Championship
2002 - Bowe finishes third in Nations Cup Championship
2003 - Bowe finishes secondferrari599
in the Nations Cup Championship
2004 - Brabham and Simonsen win Bahrain GT Festival
2007 - Simonsen wins the Australian GT Championship
- Simonsen/Tim Leahy win Australian Tourist Trophy
2008 - Simonsen and Bowe win four rounds of Australian GT Championship
- Simonsen/Nick O'Halloran win Australian Tourist Trophy
2011 - Simonsen smashes Bathurst lap record in Ferrari 458 GT3 - 2.04.96