Sepang, 20 February –The first ever Ferrari Racing Days to be held at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia, gets underway tomorrow. Organised by Ferrari Corse Clienti and Ferrari Far East, the event will see on-track action for all the motorsport programmes aimed at Prancing Horse owners.
The highlight of the event will be the first round of the Asia Pacific Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli, the Ferrari one-make series now in its twenty second year, which features the 458 Challenge EVO, the 8 cylinder car derived from the 458 Italia and the fifth model to be used in the series that see both experienced drivers and gentleman racers on track, in two categories, the Trofeo Pirelli for the former and Coppa Shell for the latter. This is the fourth year of the Asia Pacific series and tomorrow, cars take to the track for free practice before returning on Saturday for the first qualifying sessions and the first race, with a further qualifying and race on Sunday. Tomorrow will be a special day for the 458 Speciale, which is being launched on the Malaysian market.
Over a thousand Ferrari owners are expected to attend, while on track, there will be at least 200 Maranello cars, from Formula 1 Clienti, to the cars of the XX programmes, 458 Challenge and cars owned by enthusiasts from all over Malaysia and neighbouring Singapore. The Ferrari Racing Days at Sepang ends on Sunday evening with a parade of the biggest gathering of Ferraris ever seen in Malaysia. Entry to the Sepang circuit is free.