26 June 2017

A Sunday of great Abarth emotions on European tracks


  • Fantastic racing competitions in Vallelunga with the Abarth Selenia Trophy and the Italian F4 Championships powered by Abarth.
  • Vintage Abarths were on show at the Historical Lana Rally.
  • Thousands of fans in Spain attended the Abarth Day at Parcmotor Castellolí.
  • At Assen in the Netherlands, success for Valentino Rossi on his Yamaha with the Movistar Yamaha Moto GP Team.


Intertwining emotions on the European race tracks and roads this weekend all bearing the Scorpion symbol.
Vallelunga saw 5 exciting challenges as part of the Abarth Selenia Trophy and the Italian F4 Championships powered by Abarth. At the Parcmotor Castellolí in Spain, the second last meeting of the Abarth Day 2017 was held and, in Piedmont, the Historical Lana Rally saw vintage Abarths providing a show on the roads of Biella. In addition to all this was Valentino Rossi's fantastic and exciting win on his Yamaha with the Movistar Yamaha Moto GP Team, of which Abarth is a partner, on the Dutch race course in Assen, considered the university of specialisation.
Each of the events saw the typical Abarth competitive spirit emerge that make these motor racing competitions popular and accessible and allow many to enjoy the adrenalin pumping emotions behind the wheel of the numerous specifically developed models.
The Abarth Selenia Trophy enjoyed its fourth meeting this season in Vallelunga and saw a double win by the Italian Cosimo Barberini, who beat the Finn, Juuso Pajuranta and Swede, Joakim Darbom in the two races. Thanks to these wins, Barberini has consolidated his position in first place on the general ranking followed by Darbom and Pajuranta. Among the Gentlemen we can still see Franco Caruso standing out, while the Abarth 595 OTs saw the success of Franco Storti. Upcoming races on 29 and 30 July on the Magione circuit.
In the Abarth F4 Italian Championship powered by Abarth, which saw the very young kart drivers challenging each other on the single-seater Tatuus powered by Abarth, the three races were won by the Guatemalan, Ian Rodriguez, the New Zealander, Marcus Armstrong and the Brazilian, Ronca Drugovich, in an increasingly international context, with about thirty drivers at the starting line representing 17 different countries. The Women's Trophy saw outstanding performances from the German Sophia Floersch, 6th in Race2 and 8th in Race3.
Despite the heat, there was a great turnout from the fans of "The Scorpionship" community and the Abarth Club Roma who watched the races in Vallelunga from a privileged viewpoint, bringing their modern and vintage Abarths into the paddock.
So many fans in Spain too at the Parcmotor Castellolí, where the Abarth Day was held. Displays by the Abarth 124 rally from the SMC Junior Motorsport Team were greatly appreciated on the day, with their driver Alvaro Muñiz Mora, star of the Spanish Asphalt Rally Championships.
This intense weekend also saw the challenge for the fourth test of the Michelin Historical Abarth Cup, the Historical Lana Rally, which saw Francesco Grassi and Luca Delle Coste in the limelight with their Fiat Ritmo 75s, and Cesare Bianco in the Fiat Abarth 124 Rally.


Turin, 26 June 2017



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