16 April 2018

A successful weekend for Abarth drivers in rallies and on the track


  • The winning streak of the Abarth 124 rally continues in Sanremo (Italy), in the Sierra Morena Rally in Spain and in the Criterium Jurassien in Switzerland.
  • One-two win for German driver Zendeli and the Brit Caldwell in Oschersleben in the ADAC F4 Championship powered by Abarth.
  • Enzo Fittipaldi (BRA), grandson of Emerson, was on the podium twice.


The winning streak of the Abarth 124 rally continues with three more successes in the R-GT category of the Italian, Spanish and Swiss championships in the wake of the hat trick in the world Tour de Corse on the weekend of April 8.


In the Sanremo Rally, the young Italian Cristopher Lucchesi with co-driver Massimiliano Bosi repeated the R-GT win earned in the Rally Il Ciocco that opened the Italian Championship. In the tough and selective special stages of the Italian race, he finished ahead of Bernini Rally team mate Alberto Mussa with Titty Lucchesi.


Lucchesi was satisfied with the result. "I enjoyed driving the car on these roads that enhance its handling and power features", he declared.


In the Sierra Morena Rally in Spain, the Abarth 124 rally scored a well-earned success in its category and among the two-wheel-drive cars with an excellent fifth place in the ERT ranking (sixth in the Tarmac Rally Championship) Alberto Monarri and Rodrigo Sanjuán. It was a winning debut for the Spanish driver who was behind the wheel of the spider with the scorpion badge for the first time "The car is incredibly spectacular. The public was cheering us on and the end result was extremely satisfactory", he said.


There was another winning debut, this time for the Zeughaus Garage team, which fielded an Abarth 124 rally driven by Beat and Janine Wissen (CH) in the Criterium Jurassien, the opening race in the national season in Switzerland.

The remarkable Abarth 124 rally confirmed how reliable it is with all the cars that started crossing the finish line.


The show continued on the race track in Oschersleben, Germany, for the first stage of the ADAC F4 Championship powered by Abarth, in which very young kart drivers show their strength in the one-seaters propelled by 160 HP Abarth T-jet engines. Over the weekend, German driver Lirim Zendeli won the first two races and British driver Oliver Caldwell won the third. Brazilian Enzo Fittipaldi, grandson of Emerson, improved his scores. He finished fourth in Race1, third in Race2 and second in Race3.


The fifth season of the Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth kicks off next week on the Adria racing circuit.


Turin, 16 April 2018



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