The Ferrari Velas Esports Series kicked off with a guest filled celebration event this evening, with registrations for the championship having now opened up ahead of round one.

Marking the first official action of the 2022 Ferrari Velas Esports Series tonight, the Scuderia put on a celebratory show of special guests and track action as they introduced a newly expanded and enhanced official Esports series - now for the very first time taking applications from drivers in the North American, Mexico and Canada regions.

The event, held at the Ferrari Esports Studio just outside of Milan, featured special guests from the world of automotive and sim racing, going head-to-head on the Ferrari Esports rigs with the new 488 Challenge Evo 2020 car in Assetto Corsa Competizione - another new aspect to the series for the year ahead.

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At the end of the show, it would be Ferrari Driver Academy star Dino Beganovic who enjoyed the first honours of the esport series, and with it the winners' trophy - but not before we enjoyed plenty of drama on track - including Marco Massarutto dealing with some heavy hits from Italian YouTuber Jackidale in the qualification heats! If you missed the action live, check out the Ferrari Esports Twitch channel to catch up on all the drama.

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The Ferrari Velas Esports Series winner will have the opportunity to access the highly successful Esports program of the 'Scuderia Ferrari Velas Esports Team' for 2023, an opportunity extended for the first time also to North American based sim racers: USA, Canada and Mexico.

The registered drivers will run two parallel championships in Europe and North America, divided into 8 qualifying phases (4 on ‘Assetto Corsa Competizione’ and 4 on ‘Assetto Corsa’) for each continent from April to August, concluding the double round with the respective regional finals in Europe on 13 September and in the USA on 14 September. The event will culminate in the Grand Final on October 2, 2022, in Italy, with the top 3 drivers of both regions battling in an innovative format that will be disclosed just after the regional finals.

The car through which the drivers will compete will be the Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo and the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo.

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With community very much at the heart of everything at Ferrari, once again in 2022 offers a great opportunity to win a wide range of exclusive Ferrari prizes for competitors.

Starting with the welcome return of a prize draw initiative, any driver who participates within the competition, from the hotlap qualification stage onwards, will be entered into a random draw to win a range of dedicated prize fund items, all Ferrari branded, with further giveaways set to take place for the driver who ends up fastest at the end of each qualification round.

Visit for a full round down of all the regulations, prizes and how to get involved in the Ferrari Velas Esports Series.