Ferrari Challenge Europe and Passione Ferrari take centre stage in Valencia
The Ricardo Tormo circuit, a few kilometres outside Valencia, will host a weekend of thrills and excitement from 29 to 31 March. Marked by the exclusivity that only Ferrari can provide the event is dedicated to all Prancing Horse fans and enthusiasts. Set in a sort of natural amphitheatre, Valencia offers the public the chance to follow the cars around most of the circuit, courtesy of the long grandstands that can accommodate over 150,000 spectators.
The programme starts on Friday, but the highlights will be on Saturday and Sunday with the Ferrari Challenge Europe races, which count towards the Trofeo Pirelli and Coppa Shell. After making their debut at the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain, the 488 Challenges will once again battle it out along the 4km track that has hosted several editions of the Ferrari one-make championship.
However, there will also be other activities, including the first European stage of Passione Ferrari, an exclusive initiative that gives Prancing Horse customers and enthusiasts unique experiences on and off the track. The new hospitality lounge will make its debut in Valencia, offering guests time to relax between one track activity and another, with the chance to enjoy Italian culinary excellence. Professional Ferrari instructors will help customers and enthusiasts improve their driving techniques, while the new ‘Passion Ferrari Clinic’ will be on hand to give their cars a check-up.
During the week, in particular on 2 and 3 April, tests will take place behind closed doors featuring the cars of the XX Programmes and F1 Clienti. With the help of tutors Marc Gené and Olivier Beretta, more than 20 cars will take to the track, including some of the F1 single-seaters from the Schumacher era. There will also be appearances from the FXX-K Evo and other models, with which some exclusive customers will try their hand at the special role of driver-tester.