11 Jun 2017
A weekend full of enterteinments in track, rally and with the vintage cars for the Abarth clients’
• In Austria at the Red Bull Ring the third race of the Trofeo Abarth Selenia success for the italian Barberini and the Swedish Darbom • 3 spectacular races of the ADAC F4 Championship powered by Abarth • In Spain the Abarth 124 rally of the Team SMC Junior Motorsport ends up at 8 place at the 50th Rally de Ourense • In the international rally Italia Sardegna good race for the finalists of Rally Italia Talent with the Abarth 500 R3T • In Turin, at the “Concorso di Eleganza” ASI the Abarth 1000 Record Pininfarina wins the category
Exibitions and success at all levels for the Abarth cars with private teams in few category and specialities. In particular the Austrian competitions, the home nation of the founder Karl, were followed by a large crowd. On the Red Bull ring took place the third Trofeo Abarth Selenia round, and was won by the Abarth 695 Assetto Corse drove by Cosimo Barberini in race 1, and by the Swedish Joakim Darbom.
In the first race Barberini, who started in Pole Position, went before Joakim Darbom and Robin Appelqvist. In the second race Darbom arrived before Juuso Pajuranta and Appelqvist.
Thanks to this result Barberini keeps the first place in the general classification of the Trofeo Abarth Selenia before Darbom.
The three races of ADAC F4 Championships powered by Abarth were spectacular as well, raced by the single-seated Tatuus lead by the Abarth T-Jet 160 CV engine: the winners were the Markus Armstrong from New Zeland, the brasilian Felipe Drugovich and Juri Vips from Estonia, who preserves his first place in the championship's standing.
As the rallies are concerned, in Spain the Abarth 124 rally of the SMC Junior Motorsport teamlead by Alvaro Muniz Mora and Antonio Solorzano, had a good 8th place in the 50th Rally de Ourense, fourth race in the Spanish championship Rally Tarmac, surpassing the 10th place obtained in the Rally Villa de Adeje.
Great satisfaction too for the Rally Italia Talent Team in the difficult Rally Italia Sardegna, international, where the young Samuele Pirotto, with Emanuela Ravello, with the Abarth 500 R3T, appeared for the first time in the race, showing competitive spirit and managing to conclude the race, even after two off the road accidents.
Great satisfactions for Abarth from the Heritage world too: in the "Concorso di Eleganza" at the Parco del Valentino, organized by the Automotorclub Storico Italiano inside the "Salone dell'automobile di Torino", the Abarth 1000 Record Pininfarina of 1960 obtained the success in the 60s category. For this car is the third prize after the 2016 ones in Germania and in Techno Classica and this year in Villa d'Este. The amazement of speed reached even the world of style and elegance.
Turin, 11th June, 2017