EMS Race Team travels to Mugello, Italy this week to compete in the Ferrari Challenge World Finals. The Ferrari racing spectacular known as the Finali Mondiali will feature three highly competitive races while also determining the series champion. Drivers James Weiland (Rossocorsa) and Ernst Kirchmayr (Baron Motorsport) will arrive at the Mugello Circuit in a dead-heat atop the Ferrari Challenge Europe standings. Through six rounds of the 2021 campaign, each driver has compiled exactly 151 points with this final event of the season set to break the tie.
Throughout the calendar year, Weiland and his crew from Rossocorsa, R3 Motorsports and Ferrari of San Francisco have earned 10 podiums in 12 races along with three victories. They opened the ’21 campaign with P1 and P2 finishes in Italy at Monza before adding double-podiums in Austria and the Czech Republic. EMS captured a podium in Spain next, before two victories in Germany and a podium at Spa. Rounding out the top-4 drivers heading into the world championships is Fons Scheltema (Kessel Racing) with 100 points and Christian Kinch (Formula Racing) with 94.
The last time EMS Race Team competed at the Mugello Circuit was in 2019 during a memorable weekend of racing. While measuring themselves against the best Ferrari Challenge drivers in the world, Weiland and ERIN the Electronic Merchant Systems Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo secured three dominant victories in three consecutive races. The clean sweep began with a win on Friday and closed with a P1 finish in the World Championships on Sunday. The effort prompted Conrad Grunewald to describe Weiland’s performance as the most dominant one he’d ever seen in the Ferrari Challenge series. ERIN and her team may need a similar effort this weekend to distance themselves from the competition and capture another title.
“Mugello is a terrific track and the Finali Mondiali is a great event all around,” Weiland said. “So we’re excited this week and hopefully we can help raise awareness for PETA Cruelty Free, Coach Sam’s Scholars and Cornerstone of Hope by doing our best to secure a championship.”
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 Ferrari World Finals at Mugello.
For behind-the-scenes coverage of the Ferrari Challenge Europe, follow EMS Race Team on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Some of those racing highlights from the 2021 season are also below to help get you up to speed for the Finali Mondiali in Italy.
ERIN the Electronic Merchant Systems Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo wins at Monza:
— EMS Race Team (@emsRaceTeam) April 10, 2021
EMS Race Team Earns Second Podium of the Weekend at Brno Circuit:
Great team effort today to help ERIN the @EMScorporate Ferrari 488 Challenge EVO secure her second podium of the weekend at the Brno Circuit. Finished P2 and kept pushing all the way through the final lap 🏁 pic.twitter.com/RpeJYMDkAD
— EMS Race Team (@emsRaceTeam) May 30, 2021
Ferrari Races Move of the Day Helps Earn 7th Podium of Season in Spain:
— Ferrari Races (@FerrariRaces) June 19, 2021
ERIN wins at Nürburgring in Germany:
— EMS Race Team (@emsRaceTeam) August 28, 2021
ERIN’s overtake for P2 at Spa:
— EMS Race Team (@emsRaceTeam) September 11, 2021