Our Story

The story of Black Pearl Racing Education starts a few years ago when Christian Hobohm purchased and designed a Ferrari 458 Challenge for racing. Inspired by a black pearl paint pattern on a ballpoint pen – Christian had the car painted in pearl black – thus giving birth to the car the Black Pearl.




Since his childhood, Christian has had a deep passion for fast cars and dreams of driving competitively. The foundation of realizing this dream was laid in 2010 when Christian purchased a Ferrari 430 and got in touch with Autoropa.



Christian joined forces with renowned Italian race driver Matteo Babalus Santoponte who both coached Christian and drove himself. Christian made his debut in Swedish GT in May 2014 and participated in 5 more competitions during the season finishing two of the races in top 3. After the fun and successful first season with the Black Pearl – Christian decided to participate in the European Ferrari Challenge 2015. Matteo also participated in the racing event in his own car.


Now Christian and Matteo have decided to share their skills with you through the Black Pearl Racing Academy.



A selection of pictures from Swedish GT & the European Ferrari Challenge.