● World championship-winning team returns after one year away
● Season partnership with Ferrari Kroymans Hilversum
● Roger Grouwels to compete in Coppa Shell
Maastricht, 16 March 2023 - After one year away, Team RaceArt-Kroymans is set to return to the Ferrari Challenge. 2020 world champion Roger Grouwels will once again compete in the Coppa Shell, piloting the #117 Ferrari 488 Challenge EVO.
Maastricht, 14 March 2023 - After one year away, Team RaceArt-Kroymans is set to return to the Ferrari Challenge. 2020 world champion Roger Grouwels will once again compete in the Coppa Shell, piloting the #117 Ferrari 488 Challenge EVO.
The Maastricht-based squad has a strong history in Ferrari’s one-make championship. Grouwels, a skilled amateur racer with years of experience racing various GT cars, made his series debut in 2020 and captured both the Coppa Shell European and world titles in his first season. A second season in Trofeo
Pirelli resulted in several more podiums and a race win.
After a year’s absence, during which Grouwels was crowned vice champion in the Supercar Challenge GT Class, the team will focus on further expanding its success story in Coppa Shell. To that end, the team is once again partnering with Ferrari Kroymans Hilversum.
By competing in the Ferrari Challenge, Team RaceArt gets the opportunity to race at renowned circuits and exotic locations across Europe. The season opener takes place at Valencia’s Circuito Ricardo Tormo on March 24-26, after which the series heads to the likes of Misano, Spielberg, Estoril and Spa-Francorchamps. Round four, held at France’s legendary Circuit de la Sarthe, is the proverbial jewel in the calendar’s crown. The event will see Team RaceArt and Roger Grouwels compete as part of the support package for the Centenary edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Finali Mondiali, Ferrari’s traditional season finale event, is held at Mugello.
Much like the previous two seasons, Grouwels will compete behind the wheel of the Ferrari 488Challenge EVO. This rapid racer, specifically designed for Ferrari’s one-make series, powered by a 3,9-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 with 660 horsepower and 770 Nm of torque. Add in carbon ceramic brakes, Pirelli slicks and sophisticated aerodynamics and the 488 Challenge EVO becomes a serious challenge for any racing driver. Grouwels’ season preparations have already commenced with a recent
shakedown test at Circuit Zolder.
"I am looking forward to the Ferrari Challenge and racing with some old friends," Grouwels said. "Racing at Le Mans is a great prospect this year. Hopefully we can set ourselves up for a successful season."
All upcoming Ferrari Challenge races are streamed live and can be viewed on the official Ferrari YouTube channel.