24 September 2018

Abarth 124 rally wins the R-GT Category on the Dirt in Rally Poland and the Rally dell’Adriatico


  • The Italian-Romanian duo Tempestini-Itu won in the R-GT Category at the 75th Rally Poland, valid for the European Championship, with the Abarth 124 of the Bernini Rally team.
  • R-GT category win for Modanesi-Mometti in the Rally dell'Adriatico, valid for the Italian championship.
  • Young David Schumacher is Rookie Champion in the ADAC F4 Championship powered by Abarth in Germany.


The dirt roads enhanced the spectacular and competitive qualities of the Abarth 124 rally last weekend in two races securing two wins in the R-GT category.


In the 75th Rally Poland, valid for the European Championship, Italian (with Romanian licence) Simone Tempestini, in team with the Romanian Sergiu Itu, put up a great show on the famously fast dirt roads of the race, winning the category and ending 16th in the overall ranking. In Italy, in the Rally dell'Adriatico, young Italian Andrea Modanesi, together with Roberto Mometti, repeated the category win scored in the Rally San Marino earlier in the season, demonstrating the outstanding competitiveness and reliability of the Abarth 124 rally even on the trickiest and roughest surfaces.


In both cases, the rear-wheel drive of the Abarth 124 rally contributed to increase the spectacle, exciting the public with long, glides perfectly controlled by the sophisticated electronics that allow the car to perform at absolute level even in critical grip conditions.


In addition to the two rallies, Abarth was also involved in the Tatuus single-seaters of the ADAC F4 Championship powered by Abarth for the last race of the German series on the track in Hockenheim. With the title won by German Lirim Zendeli with one race to go, the focus was on the Rookie ranking reserved for newcomers and won by Ralf Schumacher's son David. So, another Schumacher is making a name of himself at the wheel of the single-seater powered Abarth in the wake of the excellent second place overall in the 2016 championship secured by Mick Schumacher, son of the great champion Michael.


The three races were won by Belgian Weert Charles and champion Zendeli, who scored a double win in second and third heat. His success score is exceptional having won 10 out of 20 races.


Turin, 24 September 2018




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