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Ferrari Racing Days roars into Sydney
Sydney Motorsport Park displayed a distinctly Italian flavour over the weekend with its hosting of the Ferrari Racing Days event from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th April.
Built around the first ever staging of the Ferrari 458 Asia-Pacific Challenge Series in Australia, the three-day event was ‘Festival of Ferrari’ featuring technological masterpieces from Ferrari’s XX Programs, multiple showrooms and immersive displays.
Highlights included a replica Ferrari showroom floor fitted with all of the latest models, a Classiche display of priceless vintage Ferrari vehicles, and the Supercar Chronicles – with the Italian marque’s fastest vehicles.
Backed by the involvement of more than 400 members of the Ferrari Club of Australia, the weekend included Ferrari 458 Challenge Series races on the Saturday and Sunday, practice sessions and a range of on-track events, including Ferrari Formula One Test Driver, Marc Gené, putting a Ferrari F1 car through its paces.
The Ferrari 458 Asia-Pacific Challenge Series is a motorsport championship event for Ferrari owners and is divided into two categories - experienced and novice drivers. It includes 30 individual teams driving Ferrari 458 Italia vehicles.
Based on a format that runs in Europe and North America, the Ferrari 458 Asia-Pacific Challenge Series has been running since the 2011 season, inaugurated to exploit growing interest in and sales for the Ferrari brand in Asia.
The event featured General Admission entry and official Ferrari Paddock passes, granting them behind the scenes access to the F1 Pits and Ferrari Village.
Commenting on the event, NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris stated “the Ferrari Challenge is a fantastic addition to the NSW sporting calendar and another great event for Western Sydney.
“NSW has gained a reputation for hosting some of the world’s best major international sporting events, particularly in the field of motor sports.”
Sydney Motorsport Park Chief Executive Glenn Matthews added “Sydney Motorsport Park is the perfect home for this event.
“To host the Ferrari Racing Days concept for the first time in Australia (has been) unbelievably exciting.”
Click here to visit the Ferrari Racing Days website.
Click here to visit the Ferrari 458 Asia-Pacific Challenge Series website.
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