Tokyo, 6 March 2016 – With breath-taking racetrack action and a massive turnout from both owners and fans, the last day of Ferrari Racing Days at Suzuka was an unmitigated success. Around 15,000 Ferrari tifosi were mesmerised by hours of gripping racing action and on-track displays from the Corse Clienti team, while close to 700 owners brought their beloved Ferrari vehicles from all across the country.
The queen. The extreme 1,050 hp FXX K made its first public appearance on this circuit in Japan and many of the fans and tifosi could not hide their excitement with cameras on hand. In addition, the F1 circuit run shook the whole site with dramatic exhaust notes and speeds from the F1 singleseaters. Owners, their families and friends enjoyed experiencing the world of Ferrari through various programmes such as XX Programme, Sports Drive, Enjoy Drive and many others. They were also treated to a display of several extremely rare Classiche cars from the Prancing Horse’s illustrious history, confirming Japan’s status as home to some of the marque’s most precious cars.
Racing. On track, visitors saw an exciting Race 2 of Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli Asia Pacific. A hot battle among the Challenge drivers got the attention of fans at the grandstand with more people indulging themselves within the world of motorsports, the very DNA of the Ferrari brand.
Anniversary. The unveiling of Ferrari Japan’s 50th anniversary logo and the announcement that the brand’s annual International Cavalcade event will be held in Kyoto in November this year generated a palpable sense of excitement among the attendees. The logo, titled “Soul&Spirit” features an interpretation of the rising sun motif, representing “Soul”, accompanied by a dynamic calligraphy brush stroke to represent “Spirit”. Ferrari Japan Managing Director, Reno De Paoli commented: “It is very fitting that this special year for Ferrari Japan begins at the iconic Suzuka track. The great turnout of both owners and fans reflects the steady growth of the brand and the depth of understanding and appreciation of our brand among Japanese consumers. We look forward to providing more opportunities to share our passion for Ferrari throughout the course of this special anniversary year.”
Challenge APAC series ready for first round
Tokyo, 4 March 2016 – With great anticipation, the Prancing Horse marque will make its return to the Suzuka Circuit at the Ferrari Racing Days Suzuka 2016. This 5.807 km circuit boasts a famous figure eight layout and holds a close connection within Ferrari’s racing history. When the circuit became the new home for Formula 1 in 1987, the first race here proved propitious for Ferrari, with Gerhard Berger taking the win in the F1-87. Ferrari Racing Days is one of the biggest events organised by Ferrari Japan every year with an impressive number of Ferraris expected to arrive with many Ferrari owners and tifosi. Together they will enter the fabulous world of Ferrari and kick off an entire weekend of festivities.
Another debut for the queen. The highlight of this event will be the debut of the Ferrari FXX K on a Japanese race track, which has just won the Gold Award at the 2016 IF Design Awards ceremony in Munich. This laboratory car, based on Ferrari’s first hybrid model the LaFerrari, was officially unveiled in December 2014 during Finali Mondiali in Abu Dhabi and boasts extreme performance, total system output of 1,050 hp, and a maximum torque in excess of 900 Nm. The K in FXX K stands for KERS, Kinetic Energy Recovery System, used to maximize performance on the track.
Glorious singleseaters. F1 Clienti track activity of Formula1 cars F2001B (2001), F2003-GA (2003), and F10 (2010) will also be making an appearance. In addition, other track-only models, such as the FXX and 599XX will also be making demonstration runs, only available for viewing at this event. These programs are organised by Corse Clienti, the department that coordinates all the sporting activity involving Ferrari owners. The event will also feature supercar drives including LaFerraris, the iconic model of the Prancing Horse, as well as a display of exclusive Ferrari Classiche cars. The owners will enjoy various track sessions and experience their cars’ ultimate potential.
Challenge APAC ready to start. Ferrari Racing Days Suzuka 2016 will also host the first round of the world’s popular one-make racing series, the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli Asia Pacific. This season is expected to be exhilarating, with 34 of the best drivers to date set to participate including a record number of 9 Japanese drivers. All the champions of 2015 and new entries including Florian Merckx, third in Trofeo Pirelli 2015 in Europe, will put on a true racing spectacle on the fantastic track amidst a grandstand full of fans enthusiastically watching the intense races. Follow all the action as Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli APAC Race 1 of the weekend starts at 14.10 local time on Saturday and Race 2 will start at 13.00 local time on Sunday.
Social contest. To share the excitement of the event, #FerrariRacingDays SNS photo contest will be held. Participating is easy: just take a photo/video which describes your passion for “Ferrari Racing Days 2016”, and post on your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #FerrariRacingDays. Five pairs will be chosen as winners and they will obtain ultimate prizes such as 2016 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix pair ticket. This action-packed weekend will be open to everyone including current owners and Ferrari fans to experience the world of Ferrari.
#FerrariRacingDays photo contest is ready to take off! Share your experience at the Ferrari Racing Days Suzuka 2016 and get 2016 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix pair ticket!
Tokyo, 29th February 2016 – To commemorate the “Ferrari Racing Days Suzuka 2016,” which will be held at the Suzuka Circuit over two days from March 5 to 6 2016, a photo contest will be held on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
March 5 to 6, 2016 (two days)
How to take part:
Participating is easy: just take a photo and/or video which describes your passion for “Ferrari Racing Days 2016”, and post on your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #FerrariRacingDays. 5 pairs will be randomly chosen as winners and they will obtain ultimate prizes such as 2016 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix pair ticket.
– To take part in this contest, participants need to have accounts on Facebook , Twitter or Instagram.
– There is no limit to the number of photos each person can post. Photos can be posted to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
– Each person can only be selected once.
– Please note that photos which cannot be viewed (due to privacy settings, etc.) will not be accepted as entries.
– Winners will be directly notified through Ferrari Japan’s official account on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
– Please note that winners who cannot be contacted will be disqualified.
– Please note that we will not be answering any inquiries on the selection. We appreciate your understanding on this matter.
– The rights of the winners cannot be transferred, and prizes cannot be exchanged for cash.
Ferrari Japan SNS Official Accounts :
– Facebook: @FerrariJapan
– Twitter: @FerrariJPN
– Instagram: @FerrariJPN
About “Ferrari Racing Days Suzuka 2016″
“Ferrari Racing Days Suzuka 2016″ is one of the largest events organised by Ferrari Japan in 2016, for owners of the Prancing Horse and fans, celebrating the spirit of its motorsport and racing DNA.
The highlight of this event is the debut of the Ferrari FXX K on a Japanese race track, which was officially unveiled in December 2014 during Finali Mondiali in Abu Dhabi. Four rare Formula One cars will also be making an appearance. In addition, other track-only laboratory cars, such as the FXX and 599XX will also be making rare demonstration runs, only available for viewing at this event.
The Ferrari Challenge Asia-Pacific is expected to be exhilarating, with more than 30 of the best drivers to date set to participate. The number of Japanese drivers participating is likely to be the highest so far.
Tokyo, 22nd January 2016 – Ferrari Racing Days Suzuka 2016, the special circuit event for Ferrari owners and fans, will be back to Suzuka Circuit again this year, for 2 days on 5th – 6th March 2016. Regular admission tickets and Upgrade pass will be available from tomorrow, 23rd January, via Lawson Tickets (http://l-tike.com/). Furthermore OWNER PASS for Ferrari owners goes on sale via the Official Ferrari Network.
Ferrari Racing Days Suzuka 2016 is one of the largest events organised by Ferrari Japan in 2016, for owners of the Prancing Horse and fans, celebrating the spirit of its motorsport and racing DNA. The world’s most prominent one-make race and opening race of the 2016 season, the Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific (*1), will be held, as well as an array of exciting track activities by Corse Clienti (*2).
The highlight of this event is the debut of the Ferrari FXX K on a Japanese race track, which was officially unveiled in December 2014 during Finali Mondiali in Abu Dhabi. The FXX K is a laboratory car, based on Ferrari’s first hybrid model, the LaFerrari, and boasts extreme performance, total system output of 1,050cv, and a maximum torque in excess of 900 Nm. The K in FXX K stands for KERS, Kinetic Energy Recovery system, used to maximize performance on the track.
F1 Clienti (*3) track activity of Formula1 cars F310B (1997), F2001 (2001), F2003-GA (2003), and F10 (2010) will also be making an appearance. In addition, other track-only models, such as the FXX and 599XX will also be making rare demonstration runs, only available for viewing at this event.
A record number of 35 drivers, including an all-time high number of Japanese drivers, are scheduled to race at the Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific. There are four categories for each race: Trofeo Pirelli, Trofeo Pirelli AM, Coppa Shell and Gentlemen Cup, the latter for those over 55. Four races in one, therefore, with four winners per race and four opportunities for a great spectacle.
Among the many programmes during the weekend, Ferrari owners will get the opportunity to get behind the wheel of their own splendid cars to see how they measure up during track sessions such as the Sports Drive and Excite Drive. Also this year, and for the first time, the Upgrade pass, with pit walk, will be available for purchase for Ferrari fans. This is a rare chance to see, up close, all the race cars in the paddock area.
This action-packed weekend will be open to everyone including Ferrari owners and fans to experience the world of Ferrari.
*1 Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific Series
The Ferrari one-make race, Ferrari Challenge, established in 1993, will be holding its 24th event in 2016. In addition to many owner drivers having made their debut, many experienced veteran drivers have participated in this race since 1993. The Asia Pacific series, established in 2011 and now in its sixth year, will be kicking off the 2016 first round of six races at the Ferrari Racing Days Suzuka 2016.
*2 Corse Clienti
The Corse Clienti service was set up in 2001 with a department that supports owners of Prancing Horse race cars and which helps them in all types of racing activity, from running old Formula 1 cars to the XX Programmes and also in the Ferrari Challenge and GT races. These racing activities are designed and arranged to match each individual’s skill level. Reflecting the conviction of Enzo Ferrari to preserve the rigorous relationship between the race cars and road cars, Corse Clienti seeks to honor the wishes of owners that desire to challenge themselves by racing in the one-make race, Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli, Ferrari GT races and other F1 and XX programmes.
*3 F1 Clienti
Established in 2003, the F1 Clienti department brings to life an otherwise would be only dream, that allows certain lucky Ferrari owners to own and drive special Formula 1 cars. F1 Clienti obtains the models previously used by Scuderia Ferrari, outfits them with the latest safety installations, and operates test driving sessions at Corse Clienti organized events such as Ferrari Racing Days and Finali Mondiali, where they can savour the pleasure of driving on famous circuits, with the added excitement of being watched by spectators on their feet in the grandstands.
Ferrari Racing Days Suzuka 2016 Ticket Sale Information:
Saturday 5th March – Sunday 6th March
Suzuka Circuit (http://www.suzukacircuit.jp/en/)
Owner Pass allows owners special access to the Hospitality lounge and to participate in the various programmes to enjoy the world of Ferrari during the Ferrari Racing Days Suzuka 2016. Owner Pass is available for purchase at any Official Ferrari Network for below listed prices.
■ March 5th (Saturday)
Adult (ages 13+) : 20,000 yen
Children (ages 6-12) : 2,000 yen
■ March 6th (Sunday)
Adult (ages 13+) : 25,000 yen
Children (ages 6-12) : 3,000 yen
■ 2-Day Pass
Adult (ages 13+) : 30,000 yen
Children (ages 6-12) : 4,000 yen
Regular admission pre-sale tickets is available for purchase at any Lawson Tickets
■ Pre-sale tickets (Saturday and Sunday two-day pass)
Adult (junior high-school and above) : 3,200 yen
Children (elementary school) : 800 yen
Infant (less than 3 years) : 600 yen
DAY OF EVENT TICKETS / UPGRADE PASS:
Regular admission day of event tickets and upgrade pass are available for purchase at Suzuka Circuit on the day of the event.
■ Day of event ticket sales
Adult (junior high-school and above) : 1,700 yen
Children (elementary school) : 800 yen
Infant (less than 3 years) : 600 yen
■ Upgrade Pass (Saturday and Sunday two-day pass)
Adult / Children : 2,000 yen
Ferrari’s latest information is available at Ferrari.com (in Japanese)