EMS Race Team travels to Singapore this week in hopes of earning a podium finish in the fifth different country they’ve competed in this season. Coming off a strong performance in Sochi, Russia, driver James Weiland and his crew from Boardwalk Ferrari will be racing for the first time at the renowned track in Marina Bay, Singapore from September 16-18. The course will also play host to the Formula One’s Singapore Grand Prix during Ferrari Challenge weekend, adding energy and excitement throughout a tremendous venue for racing. With 23 corners weaving into and out of three long straight-a-ways, the street circuit in Singapore will require both extreme skill and focus to emerge victorious.
“We’re looking forward to racing in Singapore at Marina Bay,” Weiland said. “Our team competed in the Asia Pacific Series earlier this season at the Suzuka Circuit, so we know first-hand the type of talented drivers we will be racing against. My coach, Conrad Grunewald, and I spent time in Miami at the GPX Labs simulating the racing experience, and hope that will help prepare us for success during our first trip to Marina Bay. Win or lose, though, our goal as always is to improve as a team and get better with every race. If we do that, we’ll give ourselves a good chance at success.”
Similar to the F1 weekend in Montreal that coincided with the Ferrari Challenge Weiland and company competed in earlier this season, the F1 race festivities surrounding the event in Singapore is sure to make the trip even more special. Additionally, it will also provide a great opportunity to spread the word about the two charities who are featured on the EMS+ Ferrari Challenge 458 EVO—PETA Cruelty Free and Cornerstone of Hope. The more success that EMS is able to achieve in Singapore, the better chances are of introducing fans and drivers alike to the great role that each organization plays in our community.
“What we are most proud of when making trips like this to a new country we haven’t competed in before is the opportunity to spread the word about PETA Cruelty Free and Cornerstone of Hope to a group of people who may not have been introduced to their mission before,” Weiland explained. “With Singapore hosting the F1 race this weekend as well, the enthusiasm throughout Marina Bay expects to be great. So we’re humbled and honored to carry the flags for those two tremendous causes, and we’ll be even more excited if our team is able to carry those flags onto the podium when the races conclude on Saturday and Sunday.
In Sochi, Weiland drove the EMS+ Ferrari Challenge 458 EVO trimmed in purple, Nicky. This weekend he will be competing in the EMS+ Challenge car trimmed in red, Erin. For pictures and behind-the-scenes coverage of the Ferrari Challenge at Singapore, be sure to follow @emsRaceTeam on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Also, be sure to visit EMS Race Team’s Vimeo Page for on-track action following the trip.