Croft Circuit goes all Italian this forthcoming weekend (20/21 July) as the inaugural Ferrari UK FerrariChallenge Series heads to North Yorkshire for the latest event of its 2019 season.
Following rounds at Brands Hatch in May and Snetterton last month, this two-day spectacular will be headlined by two feature races by the one-make V8 turbo charged Ferrari 488 Challenge series prior to the season finale at Silverstone in September.
This is the first time in the history of Ferrari that the brand has offered a one-make racing series outside of Italy. The UK is the second oldest market for Ferrari, after the USA, with the first Ferrari cars brought into the UK by ex-Ferrari driver and World Champion Mike Hawthorn in the late 1950s, before the official import of cars began in 1960. This means there is a long and proud association with Ferrari and motorsport in the UK, which is also now the Prancing Horse’s second largest market worldwide for new cars.
Fully immersing into the world of all things Ferrari, in addition to the Ferrari 488 Challenge UK Series, support race action will come from the Ferrari Trofeo Pirelli classic whilst there will also be circuit and paddock displays across both days. To find out more information on the Ferrari UK Challenge Series, head to https://races.ferrari.com/en/corse-clienti/race/challenge-uk-croft/
Qualifying gets underway at 9.30 on Saturday with the first race commencing at 14.00 with action starting at 12.00 noon on Sunday. Adult admission is just £12.00 in advance both days (£16.00 on gate) with an advance adult weekend ticket costing £20.00 in advance or £27.00 on the gate. Accompanied children aged 15 and under admitted FREE on both days and there is also FREE car parking and FREE paddock access.
Meanwhile, with only a couple of weeks to go until the popular Croft Retro and Classic Weekend (August 3/4), interest is increasing with a host of sideshows and music acts to complement two days of track action organised by the Historic Sports Car Club.
Tickets are now available with advance adult admission costing £12.00 on Saturday (£15.00 on gate) and £15.00 in advance on Sunday (£18.00 on gate). An advance adult weekend ticket costs £24.00 in advance or £30.00 on the gate. Accompanied children aged 15 and under admitted FREE on both days and there is also FREE car parking and FREE paddock access.
For further details, please visit www.croftcircuit.co.uk or call 01325 721815.
2019 Fixture List – Croft Circuit
July 20/21 - Ferrari Challenge UK Meeting
August 3/4 – Croft Retro & Classic Festival in association with Historic & Sports Car Club
August 17/18 - Darlington & District Motor Club Meeting
September 21/22 - British Automobile Racing Club Meeting
October 12/13 - No Limits Motorcycle Racing Meeting
October 26/27 - Toyo Tires Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship
December 15 – Christmas Stages Rally