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Indonesia to take part in Ferrari Challenge
Publication Date : 28-02-2013
Indonesia is back to feature in the Ferrari Challenge 2013, a race reserved for owners of the iconic car from around the world.
The annual race has been held in America and Europe since 1993 before moving to Asia Pacific in 2011.
“Ferrari is holding this event to allow the car owners an opportunity to race,” Irmawan Poedjoadi, the president director of PT Surya Sejahtera Otomotif, the official Ferrari distributor in Indonesia, said during a media conference on Wednesday.
The drivers do not have to concern themselves with shipping their racing cars and mechanics to host countries, as everything is provided by Ferrari, according to Irmawan.
The Asia-Pacific challenge has seven stages, the first of which starts in Abu Dhabi on March 9.
The other circuits to host the races include Shanghai, Suzuka, Inje (South Korea) and Sepang, which will host two stages. The venue and date for the final race has yet to be decided.
Indonesian drivers include Abel Arya, Guntur W. and David Tjiptobiantoro.
“Last year, I was unlucky. Hopefully this time I can make it onto the podium,” David said.
The team will leave for Abu Dhabi on March 4. “We have practice sessions on March 7 and 8 before setting of for the actual race the following day.”
The one-day event is divided between two races - one in the morning and one in the afternoon, with the drivers racing for around 30 minutes on each occasion.