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First Indian to race at Ferrari Challenge European Championship

2015 Ferrari Challenge European Championship season comprises of 15 races with two races a weekend, over six weekends at Monza, Imola, Mugello, Le Castellet, Valencia, and Budapest. The world finals comprises of three races in December 2015. One race is together with Asia and N America. About 40-50 cars will get on the grid.

File photo: Gautam Singhania to participate in 2015 Ferrari Challenge European Championship

Gautam Singhania has a different team this year. He will race with the Swiss Team, Kessel Racing. He has signed on GT driver and former F1 driver, Andrea Motermini as his coach for the season.

Singhania is thrilled to participate in the forthcoming Ferrari Challenge Europe Championship 2015. Last year he secured a podium finish in Abu Dhabi. Kessel Racing is a bigger team and their support could be much more valuable. He looks forward to some great racing weekends this year.

2014 was a good year for Singhania. He participated in various racing events, most recently, the Ferrari Finali Mondiali in Abu Dhabi in the Coppa Shell EU Race 2 category and NGK Racing Series at Yas Marina Circuit, wherein he bagged a double win.

Since 1993, Ferrari has been hosting its end of season Finali Mondiali. Ferrari Challenge is a single-marque sport championship that was first open to Ferrari 348 Berlinetta owners who wanted to be involved in racing. Ferrari 458 challenge series sees over 250 exotic and limited series Ferrari cars come together.

Each year, Singhania’s Super Car Club (SCC) brings together supercars from across India to Mumbai. The club has been on a Leh-Ladakh espedition in 2013. Last year, they participated in the Rajasthan Desert Escape. Singhania is the only Asian and Indian to have participated and won at All Stars European Drift Championship at Malta in September 2012.

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