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Ferrari fever..!

February 12 - 18 , 2020

Gulf Weekly Mai Al Khatib-Camille
By Mai Al Khatib-Camille

Gulf Weekly Ferrari fever..!

Italian stallion motoring enthusiasts will soon have a spring in their steps when they hear the big news…the Ferrari Club Challenge has been introduced for the first time in the region.

The Challenge, unveiled by Ferrari Middle East, acts as a launching pad for ‘Ferraristi’ that are keen to take their driving prowess to the next level. It is apparently designed for the most spirited Ferrari driver with a curiosity to see how they stack up against the professionals, enjoying the chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of their luxury sportscars at 300kmph.

Giorgio Turri, general manager at Ferrari Middle East, said, “Ferraristi in the region have a lot of appetite to engage in adrenaline pumping track experiences and Ferrari Club Challenge will provide them with that and more.

“The excitement we got from our customers once they realised this opportunity was really encouraging for us, and we expect the Ferrari Club Challenge Middle East to grow a lot over the next few years.”

The events are not races, but are designed to enhance the driving skills of participating enthusiasts with every car equipped with telemetry devices to record lap times. The members-only experience will be overseen by Ferrari instructors across the track days, as drivers will get to learn the finer skills of racing in a safe and nurturing environment where they are pitched against the clock and themselves, as opposed to other competitors.

Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo and 488 Challenge owners are presented with this platform to experience the thrill of circuit driving and to develop the abilities required to later become qualified Ferrari Challenge racers.

The first season of Ferrari Club Challenge will include five events, providing participants with a minimum of eight hours of track-time per event, technical support for the car, coaching sessions and access to the Passione Ferrari hospitality and track activities.

The 2020-2021 season will begin in October 2020 at Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, before heading to Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi in November, Kuwait Motor Town in December, Dubai Autodrome in February 2021 and finally back at Yas Marina Circuit in March 2021.

The exclusive members-only platform provides every participating driver with all the track requirements of customised race equipment for optimal performance including a race suit, gloves, personalized helmet, fireproof underwear and HANS device.

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