Race for RP Drives Awareness of Relapsing Polychondritis in the Ferrari Challenge at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta

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Ferrari Racing Days at Road Atlanta were outstanding!  Race for RP driver, Neil “Neilio” Langberg, and his Scuderia Corsa teammates aggressively drove awareness of relapsing polychondritis (RP) with skill and determination in Round 2 of the Ferrari Challenge North America.  Joined by representatives from the Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation, Neilio gave an up-close look at the new No. 153 Race for RP Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo, making its on-track debut with a re-profiled front bumper and enhanced aerodynamics, as well as changes to the steering wheel, traction control and braking system.  Watch here as Neilio gives insights from the paddock.

Ferrari Challenge Paddock Update from Race for RP Driver, Neil “Neilio” Langberg.

Both qualifying sessions and races were action packed.  According to Scuderia Corsa, “Langberg in the No. 153 Race for RP 488 Challenge Evo enjoyed the familiarity of having raced at Road Atlanta in past seasons as he studied his new Ferrari. Langberg showed he was a seasoned professional as he moved from student to master in Race Two having absolute control over the No. 153.”  Another notable performance was that of Michael Krekel, driver of the Scuderia Corsa No. 188 Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo, who delivered an outstanding run to the front in Race 2 and also generously provided this trackside update below.

Ferrari Challenge Update from Michael Krekel, Driver of the No. 188 Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo.

Cooper MacNeil lead the charge with two impressive wins in both races.  “MacNeil never faltered throughout the weekend, taking back-to-back wins in the Trofeo Pirelli Class. His success accumulates to Scuderia Corsa taking home top honors in Trofeo Pirelli Team once again” according to ScuderiaCorsa.com.  We thank Cooper for showing his support of Race for RP and giving fans an update about the new No. 63 WeatherTech Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo, which you can watch here, https://youtu.be/iKBxR8f19oU.

As part of the Ferrari Racing Days, Challenge drivers were joined by XX Programme and F1 Clienti clients and their magnificent machines.  Five historic F1 machines, previously driven by Formula 1 greats such as Massa, Alonso, Barrichello and Schumacher took to the track, all from the screaming V8 era as heard in our highly-viewed, “sound-on” video which you see here, https://www.instagram.com/p/B9cGO15h1Z7.

Thank you drivers, teams, friends and fans for showing your support of Race for RP.  We are grateful that you are driving awareness about RP, a debilitating and sometimes fatal autoimmune disease that attacks a patient’s cartilage.  For more information about RP, and to learn how you can help support the Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation, please visit polychondritis.org.


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Comments (1)

As an RP WARRIOR I would like to thank you all for everything you do in your campaign to bring awareness of Relapsing Polychondritis. It is so important to us as patients and to the research in finding a cure. Keep racin hard!!

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