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EMS Race Team Traveling to Asia to Compete in the Japan Ferrari Challenge During F1 Weekend

EMS Ferrari Challenge

by | Apr 2, 2024

Suzuka Circuit, Japan – EMS Race Team is traveling to Asia to compete in the Ferrari Challenge Japan at the Suzuka Circuit on April 5-7. The Ferrari racing event will take place during Formula One weekend, as the world-famous track hosts the Japanese Grand Prix.

Driver James Weiland and his team from Rossocorsa and R3 Motorsports will return to Suzuka for the first time in eight years. During the 2016 Ferrari Races, Electronic Merchant Systems Race Team captured two first-place finishes in Japan.

They will attempt to do the same again this year, just before Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc, Carlos Sainz, Lewis Hamilton, and the rest of the F1 field take the same track.

Weiland, a former Ferrari Challenge North America Champion, is making the 6,000-mile journey around the globe from Cleveland, OH, to compete in the Ferrari Challenge Japan event. It’s an opportunity he’s very grateful for and looking forward to experiencing.

“We’re grateful and excited to compete here in Japan with such talented drivers at such an outstanding track,” Weiland said. “Formula 1 weekend being here at Suzuka adds tremendous energy, and our goal is to do the best we can as a team throughout the trip.”

ERIN the Electronic Merchant Systems Ferrari 488 Challenge EVO departed from Los Angeles International Airport last week to meet the team in Japan.

ERIN is racing 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 at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan.”

The Ferrari Races will serve as a support race for Formula 1 weekend at Suzuka. Three races into the F1 season, there are only four points between the top two teams and 11 points between the top four drivers. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) is currently first in the driver standings on the strength of two victories, while Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) won the third race.

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