Ferrari today announced the Middle East debut of „Ferrari Racing Days”, dedicated to owners of the non-competitive Formula one single seater and XX cars, and a F1 Exhibition open on Saturday for the public.
Organised by the Ferrari Corse Clienti department, „Ferrari Racing Days” will be held on March 7-9 2013 at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. Exclusively designed for F1 Clienti, the event will provide enthusiasts from the region with the first-ever chance to view in action the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli Asia Pacific series.
Featuring the 458 – the mid-rear V8 Berlinetta derived from the 458 Italia and the fifth model used by Ferrari in its one-make racing series, the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli, now in its 20th year, is highly popular as it brings to the race track novices as well as experienced competitive drivers.
The amateurs have Coppa Shell with a separate classification and final title, while the experts race in the Trofeo Pirelli for the coveted trophy. This balance in the races avoids a one-sided contest and allows expert competitors as well as gentleman drivers to participate on equal terms.
A unique exhibition from one of Scuderia Ferrari’s official test driver, Marc Gene, will serve as a key highlight of the event. In addition to showcasing twelve 599XX and two FXX, the XX Program will feature three F1. ‘Ferrari racing Days’ will see owners of the exclusive models put their machines through the paces at the Ferrari Club Challenge.