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EMS Race Team Travels to the Mugello Circuit for the Ferrari Races in Italy

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by | Apr 30, 2024

Mugello Circuit, Italy – EMS Race Team is traveling to Italy to compete in the Ferrari Challenge Europe Series at the Mugello Circuit on May 3-5. The team is coming off a podium finish last month in Japan and hopes to build on that momentum during the Ferrari Races at Mugello.

Driver James Weiland is returning to a world-famous circuit that he’s had success racing in the past. During the Ferrari World Finals in 2019, Weiland made a dramatic overtake on the final lap to win the Coppa Shell Championship at Mugello.

Reserve driver Max Weiland being in Italy that day rooting his Dad past the finish line made it an even more special weekend. The team hopes that this year’s car–ERIN the Electronic Merchant Systems Ferrari 296 Challenge–finds a similar pace and result.

“We’re grateful and excited to be racing in Italy,” Weiland said. “We are looking forward to competing with some excellent drivers and having a lot of fun on the track. It’s always special being able to compete at the Mugello Circuit.”

The Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello, also known as Mugello Circuit, is in the municipality of Scarperia and San Piero, near Florence. The circuit is in a region steeped in history, art, and culture, set amidst the mountains and rolling hills of Tuscany.

The circuit’s current layout dates back to 1974. The track measures 5,245 meters in length and 14 in width. The track includes 15 corners, six left, and nine right, and a main straight of 1,141 meters.

ERIN the Electronic Merchant Systems Ferrari 296 Challenge

After racing the 488 Challenge EVO over the last few seasons, this year’s Ferrari Challenge race car is the Ferrari 296 Challenge. The tires were exclusively developed by Pirelli for this new model. The design phase involved the use of advanced simulation technologies and almost a year of development that included a variety of different verification loops on international circuits.

The use of a wider front wheel with an 11” channel allowed Pirelli to develop a tire geared towards better turn-in grip, lower wear, and greater consistency throughout a race. ERIN the Electronic Merchant Systems Ferrari 296 Challenge is racing in Italy to raise awareness for Coach Sam’s Inner Circle Foundation, PETA Cruelty-Free, and Cornerstone of Hope.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization globally. Products proudly displaying the bunny logo are cruelty-free, meaning they were produced without testing on animals.

Coach Sam’s Scholar’s mission is to provide educational support to at-risk children through 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 are proud of the work that Coach Sam’s, Cornerstone, and PETA continue to do for our communities,” Weiland added. “Our team plans to do the best we can to make them proud of us while we were racing in Italy.”

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