As a participant that represents Korea, Yeon Jung Hoon had won the 3rd place in Shanghai Race of the Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific 2014. The race that was held at the Shanghai International Circuit, China on the 8th June (local time), is the third match of the Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific series that followed after the first two matches that were held in Sepang, Malaysia and Sydney, Australia respectively. It was reported that the race wrapped up with a great success since it managed to gather around more than 33000 spectators.
Ferrari Challenge Race is the world’s leading one-make race that allows Ferrari’s customers with the same car model to compete among each other. It serves as a special tradition program to show Ferrari’s racing passion and the brand’s intrinsic that has been held every year since 1993. In the race, the participants are divided into Pirelli class and Coppa Shell class depending on their racing career experience and driving level.
Originally more than 2300 professional and amateur racers from approximately 30 countries have participated in the race that was held in Europe and North America regions. But starting in 2011, the race has also been held in China, Japan, Singapore and other Asia regions and it took place in Korea for the first time last year.
Yeon Jung Hoon who is known to have unique passion and love towards cars and racing, has been the representative for Korea in the Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific under Coppa Shell class for the third year now since 2012 and so far he never failed to show an improved performance every year. He displayed an outstanding skills when he managed to record 2nd place in the qualifying round during Sydney race last April, despite a long break from any involvement in racing due to his drama shooting schedule. Yeon Jung Hoon’s excellent racing sense shone through at last during the Shanghai race. Participated under the racer’s number 149, he had the honour of winning the 3rd place in his third time participating in this Ferrari Challenge.
Yeon Jung Hoon who made a confident triumphal entry to stand on the podium said;
“I am extremely thrilled with the fact that I managed to score a good result better than I expected and I won’t stop here. I’ll strain my utmost effort to show further developed skills on the upcoming race that will take place in our country at Inje this July.”
Yeon Jung Hoon who has already finished participating in Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific 2014 for Sydney race in Australia last April and Shanghai race in China this month, is scheduled to continue taking part in Inje race in Korea next July (18-20 July), following Fuji race in Japan during September, Malaysia Sepang race in November and lastly the World’s Final racing (Finali Mondiali) in December.