Ukrainian racer Sergey Chukanov won the title of the European champion in the Trofeo Pirelli race of the Ferrari Challenge Europe competition. Chukanov won the race over a close competitor Daniel Mancinelli from Italy, reports corseclienti.ferrari.com. At one point in the race, as the rivals were approaching the finish line, Chukanov and Mancinelli collided, with Chukanov ending the race on the gravel.
Interestingly, Ukraine took the total of three awards in the Ferrari Challenge Europe. Ukrainian Andriy Lebid won the third award in the Coppa Shell, informs ferrari-team.com.ua. Moreover, Ferrari Team Ukraine (Ukrainian racing crew in the competition) showed the best results among all participating parties.
On October 14, 2014, Ferrari Team Ukraine celebrated the second anniversary since its inception by the first major win – championship title in the GT Sprint International Series. The team’s star Sergey Chukanov, 25, developed a passion for racing at the age of nine when he took up carting. In 2004, Chukanov became the ICA champion of Ukraine.
Ukraine is the host to the prestigious Yalta Rally Fest. In 2013, more than 65 international crews joined the WOG Yalta Rally Fest-2013, which took place in southern Ukraine on September 13-15, 2013. The Yalta rally took place for 11th time. The event is often referred to as the Ukrainian Monte-Carlo in the world of auto sports, for both the configuration and road surfaces are similar, according to yaltarally.com.
The Yalta competition boasts one of the most difficult routes in the world as it is held on the toughest Ai-Petri mountain serpentines near the resort city of Yalta. The site hosted races back in the Soviet times. Back then the Crimean event was considered to be one of the most difficult in the Soviet Union.
In 2012, Ukraine opened the small circuit of another major racing facility in Crimea – Crimea Grand Prix Circuit. The big circuit is yet to be finished, but the organizers already plan that the facility would host such international racing championships as Formula 1, Formula 3, GT, MotoGP, Superbike, WTCC, and others. “I think this circuit will be one of the nicest circuits in the world,” said Superbike director Paolo Ciabatti during his visit to the site.