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Passione Ferrari Challenge Series Australasia 2020

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  1. wrxmike

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    Announced by Ferrari Australasia at the Ferrari Sydney track day last month
    https://robbreport.com.au/motors/automotive/are-you-up-to-ferraris-challenge/

    “Passione Ferrari Challenge Series Australasia 2020 for 458 & 488 Challenge owners
    Tracks will be SMSP (NSW), The Bend (SA) Barbagallo (WA) Phillip Island (VIC) and Hampton Downs (NZ)
    • Membership fee AUD$8,200 inc GST for 24 months
    • 5 x 1 day track event AUD$66,000 p.a. => $13,200 per day

    Some other details TBA, but
    • Includes race suite, helmet, gloves
    • Includes catering at the track
    • Includes instructors and telemetry at track
    • No actual racing just drive and learn and have fun
    • Mechanics and spare parts tyres at track, but cost of parts extra
    • Excludes accommodation and flights
     
  2. jmillard308

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    For $74K - I don't think so
     
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  3. wrxmike

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    Apparently a H.A. idea, they need 8 cars to make it viable. I can't image that the pricing includes exclusive use of the track(s) either, so my guess is that the dates will coincide with the dealer track days ( which the dealers must hold to meet their KPI's ).
     
  4. moretti

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    You need the training mate ........ I'm good as I stand :p

    {I have the excuses book covered ages ago :p }
     
  5. IanB

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    "No actual racing"

    *shakes head*
     
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  6. Ferraridoc

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    Why not get your Challenge and actually go racing? Provided you don't totally bin it, that cost will cover running repairs as well. Even if you only wanted to do track days, you'd get everything except the driving suit and helmet for 1/10 the cost. Oh, I forgot the free ham sandwich - that must be where the money goes.
     
  7. wrxmike

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    I agree, but outside of the Challenge series, the Ferrari's are not really competetive in general sports car racing. If you have $$$$ and just want to go racing, there are cheaper and better solutions, eg a Porsche.
    This is aimed at giving owners who happen to have a superseeded Challenge car the abilty to use it somewhere, ( without being embarrased by faster, cheaper cars in an actual race ). I don't think there will be sufficient uptake to make it viable.

    A series for old challenge cars used to run in the USA ( but actual racing, and not run by Ferrari )
    https://www.forza-mag.com/issues/133/articles/the-new-privateers?page=2
    Last I heard , the Ferrari Asia Pacific Challenge series is around 600K + car + repairs + tyres +consumables + travel, only 488 GTB or newer is eligible
     
  8. jmillard308

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    Another one I can't afford :(

    SF90 Launch

    Limited tickets remaining! This one off event will only be held in Melbourne.


    Date: Wednesday 11th December 2019
    Time: 7.30pm – 10.30pm
    Location: The Timber Yard, 351 Plummer St, Port Melbourne VIC 3207
    Price: $575 per person or $1,000 per couple.
    Attendees: Ferrari Club Members and 1 guest
    Dress: Black Tie
    RSVP: Only 40 tickets available so be quick. Limit 2 tickets per FCA member.
     
  9. Aircon

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    They are two very strange events IMO
     
  10. moretti

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    I'm washing my hair ............ and reading my book on 101 excuses why I lost to Giovanni this time :p
     
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  11. Gizzi

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    I’m surprised they don’t require you to buy an F1 car to be eligible to buy a Challenge Series car first......


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  12. Steve355F1

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    Agreed. That’s ridiculous money on both counts.
     
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  13. Horse

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    That’s given me an idea to keep the riff raff out of our GG events.


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  14. Horse

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    Hang on, how can you type??

    Aren’t you at the lonely guys lunch??


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  15. Gizzi

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    Damn. It was the highlight of my year!


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  16. Gizzi

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    No mate. Couldn’t get there this year. Too busy! (Which is something I havnt been able to say for a while!!)


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  17. Horse

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    How will Phil find his way back from the toilet if you and I aren’t there?


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    Fixed.
     

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