The popular Ferrari Challenge UK, which has just finished its second season and is Ferrari’s only national race series, will return once again next year with an expanded 2021 race season.
Although it’s been a tough and difficult year for many sports thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing restrictions, the Ferrari Challenge UK 2020 season managed to successfully run and complete this season’s race calendar, much to the delight of its Ferrari clients.
Due to the success of the first two seasons, next season will see even more races run, with a fifth race weekend added to the calendar, which will increase the series from the current eight to ten races next year. The championship will continue to be held at many of the UK’s well-known race circuits, such as Brands Hatch, Donington Park, Silverstone and Snetterton, as well as Oulton Park, which has been added to the 2021 calendar for the first time.
2021 will also see the new Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo kit which increases the car’s overall performance and consistency in race conditions. It improves the handling for even better feedback for the driver, giving the car better performance with higher downforce and new Pirelli tyres to complete the package.
Driving feedback has been addressed from the early stages of development using Ferrari’s GT driving simulator, revising the aero balance between the axles. The downforce over the front has been increased to improve turn-in and reduce understeer out of corners.
The provisional 2021 Ferrari Challenge UK race calendar will see the opening races take place at Brands Hatch over the weekend of 14th to 16th May on both the Indy and full Grand Prix circuit. The cars then head to Donington Park on 12th and 13th June before a visit to Snetterton on 10th and 11th July. It’s then onto Silverstone over the weekend of 17th and 19th September before the final rounds at Oulton Park on 1st and 2nd October.
For more information on the Ferrari Challenge UK please visit: www.ferrari.com/488-challenge-evo
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man Behind The Wheel, a professional photographer and former saloon car racing driver.
Photographs courtesy of Ferrari
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