Since its inception in 1993, the Ferrari Challenge series – the biggest one-make racing series in the world – has gone from strength to strength. Now run as three separate series –  Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific – the Challenge this year features two cars, the Ferrari 488 Challenge, and the stunning Ferrari 458 Challenge EVO, racing across a calendar of classic circuits.

The North American Challenge series kicked off with a weekend at Daytona, one of the oldest of the classic US circuits, and a close race with some thrilling action saw Peter Ludwig take the top spot in the feature race ahead of Cooper MacNeil. The order would be reversed at the next round – at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin – in yet another quite sensational race between these two hard chargers.

European Classics

The European season starts with a feature launch at Misano on the 13th and 14th March, with the first races at Mugello a fortnight later. The season takes in classic circuits such as Silverstone, Imola, Spa Francorchamps and the challenging Brno in the Czech Republic, with some rounds acting as support races for the Formula One World Championship.

The Asia-Pacific series will begin with a feature races as support to the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, on the weekend of March 22nd-25th, and also takes in classic circuits such as Suzuka in Japan, Shanghai in China, and the new Hampton Downs circuit, the showpiece motor racing facility in New Zealand.

With a promise of close racing and exotic machinery, driven by highly competent drivers who are in it to race – and race very hard indeed – the Ferrari Challenge is one of the most spectacular series in the world of motor racing, and we will be keeping you up to date with the latest news throughout the 2018 season.

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