IT’S ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR FERRARI CHALLENGE APAC AT FUJI SPEEDWAY

The 2019 Ferrari Challenge Asia-Pacific will once again make its return to Fuji Speedway Circuit and will see more than 20 drivers representing Japan, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, South Korea and Italy competing in Round 5 of the series.

The Standings

Following the last race held on 5th – 7th July at Motegi Twin Ring Circuit, Philippe Prette from Italy, a perennial occupant of the podium so far this season and with six wins to his name, tops the Trofeo Pirelli AM standings with 162 points. Go Max from Japan is his nearest rival, with seven podiums in eight races, at 107 points. American James Weiland is third with 54 points.

The Coppa Shell category is the most open of the classes, with Michael Choi from Hong Kong out in front with 112 points after seven podiums in eight races. Seven points behind comes Yanbin Xing from China, followed by Japanese Kazuyuki Yamaguchi with 98 points.

In the Coppa Shell AM standings leader Andrew Moon has been dominant in both the Sepang and Shanghai rounds, coming into Fuji with a total of 126 points. The first of his pursuers is Min Xiao from China with 83 points, followed by Kent Chen from Chinese Taipei in third who is only 1 point behind.

Schedule

The Challenge drivers will undertake two rounds of practice sessions on Friday, with Race 1 taking place on Saturday at 2.45 PM local time and the second race on Sunday at 2:15 PM local time.

Previous articleELLA EYRE AND DJ SIGALA SET TO HEADLINE AMBER LOUNGE SINGAPORE
Next articleMAX, FUJIWARA & MOON RULE THE FUJI TRACK IN RACE 1
Ferrari Challenge is the widest ranging and most envied one-make series in the world. The series was established in 1993 and the events are FIA approved, thus ensuring very high safety standards and excellent organization. The championship was an immediate success: the formula for the event, which insists on participants being dealers or authorized race shops, ensures that cars are very closely matched, thus putting the focus on the drivers. There are three series: Europe, which is the oldest, North America and Asia-Pacific. There are also three categories for each race: Trofeo Pirelli, Trofeo Pirelli Am and Coppa Shell, which includes further classes like the Gentlemen Cup, for drivers over 55, and the Ladies Cup for women (available in Europe and Asia). The races are usually very close, which is the main appeal of this series, but drivers also get to enjoy driving on some of the most famous tracks in the world. All three series have excellent schedules, with races at Monza, Mugello and Silverstone in Europe; Laguna Seca, Montreal and Austin in North America; and Melbourne, Shanghai and Fuji in Asia. This year the car used will be the Ferrari 488 Challenge, the first turbo car created for the one-make series.