London, Monday 06 July 2020 – The Ferrari Challenge UK series returns to Brands Hatch for the opening races of the 2020 season. The UK series, the only national championship in the Ferrari Challenge family, is back following the hugely successful inaugural season in 2019.
Using both the historic Indy and GP circuits, there will be three races over the course of the weekend, with support coming from the Ferrari Owners’ Club GB Pirelli Ferrari formula classic series once again. An impressive grid of drivers, including many new drivers as well as several who took part in the championship’s inaugural season last year, are ready to get behind the wheel of their Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo cars, which feature an upgraded aerodynamic package, offering 30% more downforce than last year’s car.
The 488 Challenge is the first turbo-charged model to race in the Ferrari Challenge series, and it is also the most powerful Ferrari Challenge car ever. The car is powered by a 670hp 3.9-litre V8 derived from the series production engine that has won several International Engine of the Year
Awards. Thanks to extensive development of the car’s engine, aerodynamics and chassis, the 488 Challenge has achieved new levels of performance and driver involvement.
In line with the latest government guidance, day visitors will be able to attend the meeting with Brands Hatch currently operating with a reduced capacity. a range of hygiene and social distancing measures will be in place to ensure that visits are safe and enjoyable. In order to comply with guidance from the relevant motorsport authorities, visitors will not be able to access the paddock and pit lane for the time being, and no overnight stays will be permitted until at least the end of July (other than for competitors). To guarantee admission you must purchase tickets in advance or be in possession of a valid season or resident's pass. Due to the ongoing situation, media access will be restricted at this event for practical reasons as well as the more obvious health and safety
The Ferrari Challenge UK series is open to any UK clients who own a Ferrari 488 Challenge race car. Clients should contact their local dealer for further details on how to enter.
Ferrari Challenge UK 2020 calendar
Brands Hatch 24 – 26 July
Donington 29 – 30 August
Silverstone 19 – 20 September
Snetterton 9 – 10 October