Pirelli is ready to take to the track on the legendary Daytona circuit together with Ferrari. The second American round of the Ferrari Challenge, the one-make championship of the Prancing Horse that runs on P Zero tires, will be hold next weekend.
This is a very important year for both brands: the Ferrari Challenge celebrates its thirty seasons (all raced on Pirelli tires) while the long P has recently celebrated its 150 years of history, over 70 of which spent alongside the Prancing Horse brand. It was March 12, 1947, when Enzo Ferrari presented the Ferrari 125 S: the first model built by the new Italian manufacturer, fitted with Pirelli tires from day one.
Since then, the bond between the two Italian brands has become indissoluble, and we find it both on the road, with the most prestigious models of the Cavallino with Pirelli tires, and on the track, where the P Zeros fit both the racing cars of the brand in F1 as well as the GT cars of the Ferrari Challenge.
And coming back to the Ferrari Challenge, this weekend XXXX Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo cars will be ready for the green flag on the iconic Daytona circuit, with many famous faces and champions of the past racing together. As always, the veterans will be joined by several newcomers, fresh from graduates from the Corso Pilota program: new competitors eagerly waiting to show their talent.
The first round of the American one-make Ferrari series, at COTA, offered already a glimpse into the open battle that we are going to see in this year's championship.
Marc Muzzo (Ferrari of Ontario) took the overall win in the Trofeo Pirelli. The first step of the podium of the Trofeo Pirelli AM was taken by Samantha Tan (Ferrari of Tampa Bay). Brian Kaminskey (Ferrari of Long Island) took his first win in the Ferrari Challenge championship since his 2018 for the Coppa Shell, while Paul Kiebler (Ferrari of Central New Jersey) took his first win in the series in a very competitive Coppa Shell AM category .
After Daytona, the Ferrari Challenge will held to Watkins Glen International track, from May 18-22. The series will then return to Canada, on the Gilles Villeneuve circuit, alongside the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix before the event at the Indianapolis circuit, from 13 to 17 July. The sixth and final round on US soil is scheduled for September 7-11 at Sonoma Raceway.