Ferrari Racing Days at Vallelunga

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  1. #1 ajzahn, Apr 30, 2008
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    Maranello, 30th April - The Vallelunga Circuit hosts a red Ferrari weekend on 3rd and 4th May: the track dedicated to the memory of Piero Taruffi, will see around sixty Prancing Horse cars in action: thirty F430 Challenge cars taking part in the second round of this season's Italian series of the Ferrari Challenge Pirelli Trophy and a similar number of road cars, from the Enzo to the F50, the F40 to the 430 Scuderia, will be put through their paces on track by their owners, taking part in the "Emozioni in pista Roma 2008" (Excitement on the Roman track 2008) event.

    The first round of the one-make series, held in Monza a month ago, saw Andrea Belluzzi (Motor) and Nicola Gianniberti (Ineco/Ram) get their names on the trophies, having shared the wins in the two Pirelli Trophy races, with the San Marino driver holding a six point lead in the overall classification. Thanks to an amazing double at Monza, Benedetto Marti (Motor) comes to Vallelunga with a nine point advantage in the Shell Cup standings.

    The 2008 format consists of two races, lasting 38 minutes plus one lap, without the obligation to make a pit stop to change drivers: driver pairings split the workload equally on track, with qualifying 1 and race 1 for one driver and qualifying 2 and race 2 for the other. The age limit for taking part in the Youth Cup, the winners of which get to test an F 430 GT come the end of the season, has been reduced to 28.

    Saturday is given over to free practice and qualifying (first session at 14.00, the second at 16.00) while the two races take place on Sunday at 11.20 and 15.20. Ferrari owners will reach Vallelunga on Saturday morning, having set out from the centre of Rome and will be back on track on Sunday.

    Both Ferrari Challenge races will be broadcast on Sky Italia: race 1 live (Sky Sport 2) and race 2 recorded (17.15, again on Sky Sport 2.) Repeats will be shown at 20.00 (race 2, Sky Sport 3,) at 24.00 both races, Sky Sport Extra) and the following day at 23.30 (both races, Sky Sport 2.)

    Highlights, exclusive interviews and photos will be available on the website where one can also acquire Ferrari Challenge related merchandise. Entrance tickets cost 10 Euro on Saturday and 15 on Sunday, with discounts for ACI members and subscribers to the Scuderia Ferrari Club.

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