EMS Race Team Notches 7th Podium Finish of the Season in Spain

EMS Race Team Notches 7th Podium Finish of the Season in Spain

EMS Race Team traveled to Valencia, Spain to compete in Round 4 of the Ferrari Challenge Europe and did enough to stay within striking distance of the overall series lead. While the race results may not have been what the team had hoped for going in, ERIN the Electronic Merchant Systems Ferrari 488 Challenge EVO did collect a P4 and P3 to keep the team within two points of the driver’s championship. They also picked up their 7th podium finish in eight races along the way with a late-August event at the Nurinburgring in Germany up next.

After securing a P1 and P2 finish in Italy to open the 2021 campaign, EMS added double-podiums in Austria and the Czech Republic before securing podium No. 7 in Spain last weekend. Those results have earned driver James Weiland and his team from Rossocorsa, R3 Motorsports and Ferrari of San Francisco a total of 96 points overall in the series which ranks second behind Ernst Kirchmayr (Baron Motorsport) who currently has 98. Trailing Weiland in third is Christian Kinch (Formula Racing) who has totaled 76 points so far.

“Not our best weekend ever but nice to bring home some hardware,” Weiland said following the Ferrari Races in Spain on Sunday. “Thanks to Ferrari of San Francisco, R3 Motorsports, Rossocorsa, Dave Cameron, Ray Banda and Conrad Grunewald as we fought hard all weekend. We are now down a couple points in the championship but we have six races in front of us including two at our next event in Germany.”

That fight was evident throughout the weekend and highlighted by a late charge on Saturday that turned a P5 into a P4 with a photo-finish to close out Race 1.  While trailing Alex Fox coming around the last turn, ERIN kicked it into high gear down the final stretch to edge past Fox at the finish line and earn the Ferrari Races Move of the Day for her efforts.

ERIN Earns Ferrari Races Move of the Day:

During Race 2, ERIN continued to fight through adversity while being nimble enough to dance around a potential disaster. After qualifying P3, ERIN jumped out to a lead early in Race 2 but was forced to slam on her brakes to avoid a competitor’s car that came careening through the grass and back onto the track after being bumped off by another driver coming around Turn 1. ERIN was forced to let a number of cars by as a result to prevent what would have been a race-ending collision before coming back to close out the weekend on the podium.

ERIN Avoids Potential Collision at Circuit de Valencia:

Throughout the trip to the Spain, Weiland and his team continued to race to raise awareness for PETA Cruelty Free, Coach Sam’s Scholars and Cornerstone of Hope. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than three million members and supporters. Products proudly displaying the bunny logo are cruelty-free, meaning that they were produced without testing on animals. Coach Sam’s Scholars’ mission is to provide educational support to at risk children through a combination of literacy, personal development and health and fitness programs designed to develop the whole child. Cornerstone of Hope, meanwhile, is dedicated to providing support, education, and hope for the grieving.

“We want to thank PETA, Coach Sam’s and Cornerstone for everything they continue to do for our communities,” Weiland added. “We always appreciate the opportunity to help raise awareness for them on the track and our team is looking forward to doing the same later this summer in Germany.”

For behind-the-scenes coverage of the Ferrari Races throughout the 2021 campaign, follow EMS Race Team on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

EMS Race Team Travels to Spain for Round 4 of Ferrari Challenge Europe

EMS Race Team Travels to Spain for Round 4 of Ferrari Challenge Europe

EMS Race Team travels to Spain this week to compete in Round 4 of Ferrari Challenge Europe on June 19-20 at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia. Driver James Weiland and his team from Rossocorsa, R3 Motorsports and Ferrari of San Francisco have earned six podium finishes through six races this year and will be looking to build on their overall series lead in Spain. After securing a P1 and P2 finish in Italy to open the 2021 campaign, EMS has gone on to add double-podiums in Austria and the Czech Republic to total 77 points overall which leads the drivers standings by seven.

“We’re excited to go racing again this weekend,” Weiland said. “Our team is focused and we know we need to be especially sharp with the talented field of drivers that we’ll be competing against. This will also be our first time racing in Valencia so we’ll try to learn the course quickly and start laying down the best lap times we can from there.”

The Circuit Ricardo Tormo is also known as the Circuit de Valencia and it’s located in Valencia, Spain. The track was built in 1999 and can hold up to 120,000 fans while featuring a main straight of 876 meters. In addition to hosting several high-profile motorsports events throughout the year, the circuit is also often used as a test track by Formula One teams because of the mild temperatures in Valencia during the winter. EMS will be racing in Spain to help raise awareness for PETA Cruelty Free, Coach Sam’s Scholars and Cornerstone of Hope.

“We always enjoy having the chance to help raise awareness for PETA Cruelty Free, Coach Sam’s Scholars and Cornerstone of Hope in a place we’ve never raced before,” Weiland added. “So we have an extra incentive to help make a good first impression for each of those great causes while we’re in Valencia this weekend.”

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than three million members and supporters. Products proudly displaying the bunny logo are cruelty-free, meaning that they were produced without testing on animals. Coach Sam’s Scholars’ mission is to provide educational support to at risk children through a combination of literacy, personal development and health and fitness programs designed to develop the whole child. Cornerstone of Hope, meanwhile, is dedicated to providing support, education, and hope for the grieving. Each mission will be featured on EMS Race Team’s car throughout the race weekend in Spain.

For behind-the-scenes coverage of Round 4 of Ferrari Challenge Europe in Valencia, follow EMS Race Team on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also stream all the racing action live at ferrari.com throughout the weekend.

EMS Race Team Earns Double Podium in Czech Republic to Lead Season Series

EMS Race Team Earns Double Podium in Czech Republic to Lead Season Series

During two hard-fought Ferrari Challenge races at the Brno Circuit in the Czech Republic, EMS Race Team earned their fifth and sixth podium finish of the 2021 season. After the team’s streak of 12-straight podiums came to an end at Watkins Glen in New York last month, driver James Weiland and his crew from Rossocorsa, R3 Motorsports and Ferrari of San Francisco started a new streak with a pair of second-place finishes at Brno. The effort was also enough to maintain the overall series lead in Ferrari Challenge Europe heading into Round 4.

ERIN the Electronic Merchant Systems Ferrari 488 Challenge EVO pushed hard for a first-place finish in each race at Brno, finishing just tenths of a second away from the win. The pair of second place finishes helped Weiland and company earn 77 points on the season heading into the Ferrari Races in Spain on June 19-20. Ernst Kirchmayr (Baron Motorsport) is the next closest competitor to Weiland, currently trailing by seven through three rounds.

EMS Race Team earned a P1 and P2 finish in Italy at Monza to open the 2021 campaign and then combined that with double-podiums in Austria and now Brno. Heading into Round 4 in Spain, the team will be focused once again on securing that top step of the podium in order to extend the series lead as much as possible.

“I better start pulling off some passes for the lead or the Reserve Driver will be taking over!” Weiland joked after the races at Brno. “But really just a great job overall by the team this weekend. Big thanks to Ferrari of San Francisco, R3 Motorsports, Rossocorsa, Conrad Grunewald, David Cameron and Ray Banda. Hopefully we can keep getting better and put together a couple of good results in Spain in a few weeks.”

Watch Race Highlights from Brno:

Throughout the trip to the Czech Republic, Weiland and his team continued to race to raise awareness for PETA Cruelty Free, Coach Sam’s Scholars and Cornerstone of Hope. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than three million members and supporters. Products proudly displaying the bunny logo are cruelty-free, meaning that they were produced without testing on animals. Coach Sam’s Scholars’ mission is to provide educational support to at risk children through a combination of literacy, personal development and health and fitness programs designed to develop the whole child. Cornerstone of Hope, meanwhile, is dedicated to providing support, education, and hope for the grieving.

“We were happy to help do what we could to spread the word a little bit on all of the great work that PETA, Coach Sam’s and Cornerstone have continued to do during our trip to the Czech Republic. We also always encourage people to check out their websites, learn more about what they are doing to help our communities, and find ways to support them however possible.”

For behind-the-scenes coverage of the Ferrari Races throughout the 2021 campaign, follow EMS Race Team on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.