Silverstone, 11 September - After the long summer break, the Ferrari Challenge Europe hits the UK for the fifth round of the season, from Friday to Sunday at the Silverstone circuit. This weekend the races form part of a Ferrari Racing Days event. This year, the European Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli is in its 22nd season. Ferrari Racing Days is the perfect chance to immerse yourself in the world of Ferrari. Each day will be bursting with Ferrari action and entertainment, from the wheel to wheel action of European Ferrari Challenge Series to the screech of Ferrari F1 cars.
In both classes of the Trofeo Pirelli, the battle is very close. At the Portimao weekend, before the break that ends with the forthcoming round in Silverstone, leading the PRO category on 128 points is still Daniele Di Amato, the Italian who drives for Motor Piacenza, and winner of three races this season. In Portugal, on the Algarve track, Di Amato took a great win in Race 1, which saw him extend his lead over main rival Dario Caso (Rossocorsa-Pellin Racing) on 116 points, building a good lead over Austria’s Philipp Baron (Octane 126) on 99, after winning Race 2 in Portugal. In his home race, Englishman Alexander Martin (Motor Piacenza) currently on 91 points, will be trying his hardest to get to the top of the standings.
In the Am class of the Trofeo Pirelli, the battle is even tighter. Leading on 105 points is the young Argentinian Ezequiel Perez Companc driving for Motor Piacenza. In Portimao, he took a fantastic outright win in the first race, putting behind him the bad weekend in Brno where he only scored 11 points. In Portugal, Alessandro Vezzoni (Rossocorsa Pellin Racing) then came second in Race 2 to lead the Italian Giacomo Stratta (Forza Service, 77 points) by 5 points in the overall standings.