Challenge course - 21/22 Sept 2013 - Varano
The challenge course is the toughest of all Pilota Ferrari courses and takes the sports driving concepts developed in the three previous levels to their natural conclusion. It is designed to offer customers a superbly professional and technically evolved service. The theory and practice acquired in a Pilota Ferrari Evolution Course are prerequisites for all aspiring Challenge course participants.
The course programme involves intensive use of the 458 Challenge, to ensure progressive improvement of driving techniques and performance. The dynamically structured course programme is based on timed driving sessions on the track. Participants are therefore given an opportunity to become familiar with basic racing techniques like starting and overtaking, as well as the procedures for the various stages of a race, car setup methods and race rules. At the end of the course, participants can also sit the test for driving cars of over 2000 cc required by the National Federation to compete in Ferrari Challenge races. The course therefore offers an exciting and professional experience and develops you as a “real” Ferrari driver.
A maximum of 10 participants are admitted to each course. All participants must have already completed the Evolution Course.
Instructors and cars
Instruction will be provided by 6 drivers-instructors with extensive race driving course experience. Participants will have the use of five 458 Challenge.
The course includes two days at the track (including half day of theory), transfers, cocktail, two evening meals, two night’s accommodation at the Grand Hotel de la Ville ***** in Parma, lunch at the track and personalised gifts. On request, participants may also take the test for the CSAI licence to race cars of over 2000 cc. There is an additional cost of 600.00 Euros (VAT excluded) for this test. Italian clients who already hold an Italian International C Class licence will be entitled to enter the Ferrari Challenge once they obtain the CSAI licence. By taking and passing the CSAI test for cars over 2000 cc, clients from other countries in the European Union and Italian clients who do not already hold the Italian International C Class licence will automatically qualify for one and may obtain their licence at an additional cost of 400.00 Euros (VAT excluded). Clients from countries outside the European Union who pass the CSAI test for cars over 2000 cc may obtain an Italian International C Class licence only provided the Automobile Club or body responsible for race driverlicensing in their own country is willing to provide the CSAI with a declaration recognising the validity of the Italian licence. The additional cost for such clients remains 400.00 Euros (VAT excluded). All clients intending to take the test must present a medical certificate demonstrating their fitness for motorracing. Certificates can be obtained by undergoing a medical examination at any authorised Italian Sports Medicine centre. Please note that once the payment process has been concluded the booking cannot be canceled.
We have also designed a special programme for guests accompanying pilota Ferrari course participants that includes: cooking lesson, city of Parma tour and SPA treatments.
What to wear
At the track participants are required to wear the racing suit, shoes and gloves provided at the Evolution Course. Helmets will also be provided complimentary by the organization.