Ferrari Challenge Europe
New 458 Evo makes its debut at Monza

New 458 Evo makes its debut at Monza

The Ferrari 458 Challenge EVO made its debut at the Monza Test Day, where 13 teams and 37 drivers of 12 nationalities gathered. The new machinery, which from this year will be used in all three of the Challenge series (Europe, North America and Asia Pacific) impressed the present drivers as the aerodynamics kit brought several improvements. The 458 Challenge EVO, of which the large rear wing is just the most obvious element, has much better stability and is quicker in corners while stiffer and responsive under braking.

At Monza, Austrian Philipp Baron set the best time for Octane 126 and clocked 1:51.818 in the last session. Behind him ended Italians Daniele Di Amato (Ineco-Piacenza) and Max Bianchi (Kessel Racing). Giacomo Stratta was fourth in the Forza Service car. 2013 Coppa Shell Champion David Gostner, who will move up this year to the Trofeo Pirelli, finished fifth for Ineco-MP.

The Ferrari Challenge Europe will get under way on April 5-6 at Monza, where a total of 40 cars are expected for the first double-header of seven in the calendar.


Ferrari Challenge, Monza Test Day

1BaronOctane 1261:51.81868
2Di AmatoIneco-Piacenza1:51.93750
3BianchiKessel Racing1:51.97467
4StrattaForza Service1:52.06675
5GostnerIneco-MP Racing1:52.19243
7ScheltemaKessel Racing1:52.33575
8Compac PerezIneco-Piacenza1:52.429104
9MerckxKessel Racing1:52.57486
10PrinothIneco-MP Racing1:52.69677
15LovatKessel Racing1:53.39581
16GitlinKessel Racing1:53.531110
17Hrubesch K.Gohm Motorsport1:53.67166
18De BernardiKessel Racing1:53.70663
20JakubikScuderia Praha1:53.82268
22EstigneevKessel Racing1:54.07894
23Hrubesch B.Gohm Motorsport1:54.08945
26KinchBaron Service1:54.48064
27GostnerIneco-MP Racing1:54.61142
28PerglScuderia Praha1:54.89318
29JakubikScuderia Praha1:55.41180
30LindrothBaron Service1:55.67546
31LoeffladStile F1:55.97340
32GoerkeKessel Racing1:56.09071
34FischerFoitek Racing1:57.23256
35LangeFoitek Racing1:59.11337
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