DRAGON RACING WITH FERRARI – NOVEMBER 2022
UPDATE #70 NOVEMBER 2022
WARMING UP THE ENGINES FOR SEASON 3, CLUB CHALLENGE MIDDLE EAST
Al Tayer Motors’ Track Day
The official dealer of Ferrari UAE – Al Tayer Motors – decided to bring the Passionate Ferraristi back on track just after the summer break and ahead of Season 3, Passione Ferrari Club Challenge Middle East.
A truly dedicated track day at Dubai Autodrome, along with unmistakable Italian hospitality, was reserved for its Ferrari owners and their family and friends.
More than sixty members joined the private occasion, gathered within the Dragon Racing pit garages, where guests could learn more about the latest Ferrari road and race cars.
Lined up at the front of the pit garages was the beautiful Ferrari 296GTB, with its mid-mounted turbocharged V6 engine coupled with a plug-in electric motor with 830hp; the SF90 Stradale, the first series-production supercar with a plug-in hybrid architecture; the Ferrari F8 Tributo, an iconic mid-engined turbocharged V8 Berlinetta; and last but not least the Ferrari 488 GTB, a V8 which marks a return to the classic Ferrari model designation.
The rumbling noise of the Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo race cars greeted guests and media – five customer racecars and one Al Tayer Motors, providing test drives for prospect customers.
The Dragon Racing technical team was on hand throughout the event to manage the 488 EVO Challenge fleet, providing performance analysis of the vehicle to ensure the cars were run at their optimum at all times. The crew of Dragon Racing instructors also accompanied the drivers while out on circuit to enhance their driving performance along with providing the test drive experience every new Ferrari owner desires.
A successful “Essere Ferrari” day in the UAE and especially enjoyed on our home-based track, Dubai Autodrome, marking the start of our 2022-23 season.
SEASON 3 – CLUB CHALLENGE MIDDLE EAST, ROUND 1
Round 1 – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
A busy second week of October arose for the Dragon Team – beginning with the iconic “Dragon Test Days”, proudly held each Thursday at both local race tracks and followed by an intense Friday-preparation day, which united the team under a shared focus:
putting together the biggest Ferrari Club Challenge Middle East round, to date!
On Saturday, 15th October – The Ferraristi were invited to the Official UAE dealer, Al Tayer Motors Dubai Showroom to undertake an enviable parade to Yas Marina Circuit – for Ferrari cars and owners only.
At the entrance of Yas Marina Circuit, marshals greeted the head-turning pack, including some of the most iconic cars, such as the Ferrari SP1 and SP2 Monza (a limited edition car created as part of the ICONA range). These ICONA owners enjoyed a dedicated track session during the Passione Ferrari event and proudly led the Ferrari Owners parade with the stunning Rossa Corsa La Ferrari.
Meanwhile, in the pit garages of Yas Marina Circuit, the lights switched on and the pit box doors opened up for a jaw-dropping sight. A total of 19 Ferrari, 730HP, 488 Challenge Evo race cars, beautifully lined up and showcasing unique liveries that the owners had designed ahead of the new season. As the lights went green the owners took to the circuit to prepare themselves in advance of the closing Super Pole session on Sunday night.
Dragon instructors were involved in both race and road activities.
Road car instructors interchanged between driver and passenger seats to allow future owners to test the speed and performance of the 296GTB.
Race car instructors focused on maximising the driver’s skills through a personalised coaching plan, to ensure they lap safely and consistently.
As is tradition, the two-day event concluded with the Awards Ceremony, where contenders were awarded with the titles of Fastest Time Lap during Super Pole, Most Laps, Most Improved and Driver of the Weekend.
The Dragon Racing Team would like to give a special thanks to Ferrari Middle East and their partner CANOSSA Events, for allowing us to be an integral part of this special event which was by far the biggest and best Passione Ferrari that’s ever taken place in the GCC.
UPCOMING CLUB CHALLENGE MIDDLE EAST DATES
Season 3 has just begun – don’t miss out on the next event dates around the Gulf:
- Round 2 | 25-26 November 2022 | Bahrain International Circuit
- Round 3 | 17-18 December 2022 | Kuwait Motor Town
- Round 4 | 20-21 January 2023 | Jeddah Corniche Circuit
- Round 5 | 03-04 February 2023 | Yas Marina Circuit
- Round 6 | 04-05 March 2023 | Dubai Autodrome
See the dates below for the Ferrari Challenge Winter Series Racing:
- Race Weekend 1 | 26-29 January 2023 | Dubai Autodrome
- Race Weekend 2 | 2-5 February 2023 | Yas Marina Circuit
Get in touch with Dragon Racing or your Official Ferrari distributor to know more.