Following its two victories in Spain and France, the Abarth 124 Rally is back on the track, attempting to get yet another seasonal success. Next weekend in the Czech Republic.
The 124 Rally of the Agrotec Czech Abarth Team, driven by Martin Rada (CZE) and Jaroslav Jugas (CZE), will race in the Syntium Rally, which is valid for the Czechoslovakian National Championship Rally.
Martin Rada has obtained significant results in the national rally, always on the podium in the R-GT category of the three races that have taken place so far.
The race is divided into two stages: the first starts from Hustopece at 18:30 on Friday 15 June and ends at 23:51. The next day, the start is at 08:15 and the final arrival is at 15:06, after the competitors have faced a long 330 km route, on 147 of which the speed is clocked, spread over 15 special trials.
Abarth is back on the track at Misano Adriatico, on the circuit named after Marco Simoncelli, which will host the third round of the Abarth Selenia Trophy next weekend, as well as the Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth. Taking part are the Abarth 695 Assetto Corse Evoluzione and Abarth 500 Assetto Corse.
The weekend promises a show that the Scorpion Brand always manages to offer its fans. There are two very competitive categories that have also been designed as a gateway for young drivers into the racing world.
The first three races of the Abarth Selenia Trophy were won by Tuscan Cosimo Barberini, who dominated the two rounds of the opening race, which took place on the Imola circuit, and in the only race that took place in France, on the Le Castellet circuit. In fact, the second race could not be held because of the bad weather conditions, which flooded the track. This race will be recovered at Misano Adriatico, where three races will rake place instead of the two that normally take place in each round of the championship.
The first is scheduled at 22:00 on the night of Saturday 16 June, the second on Sunday 17 at 11:30, and the third (recovery of Race 2 at Le Castellet) at 18:00 on the same day. The qualifying round will take place on Friday 15 June, starting at 22:00.
The Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth promises to be an intensive weekend for the leader of the ranking.
After the first three rounds of three races each, the Italian Leonardo Lorandi is in the lead with three wins – the last two of which were at Monza two weeks ago – with 143 points, the Italian is ahead of the Englishman Olli Caldwell (a victory) by 23 points and the Brazilian Enzo Fittipaldi (two wins), grandson of the twice Formula 1 champion Emerson, who has collected 103 points so far.
There are more than 30 young drivers from 17 nations competing behind the wheel of the high-performance single-seater, the Tatuus, propelled by the 160 HP Abarth T-Jet engine.
The schedule for this category includes two rounds of official trials on Saturday 16 at 10:10 and 10:30, with the first race at 17:10, while the other two rounds start at 9:00 and 17:10 on Sunday 17.
Also on this occasion, the members of Scorpionship, the official Abarth community with more than 100,000 members from all over Europe, will have the exclusive opportunity to experience the excitement of the race from up close. In fact, they will be able to enter the paddock and watch the preliminary operation at the start directly from the pit-lane.
General ranking – Abarth Selenia Trophy: 1.Cosimo Barberini (ITA) 78 points; 2. Andrea Mabellini (ITA) 52; 3. Juuso Pajuranta (FIN) 45; 4. Robin Appelqvist (SWE) 35; 5. Stefano Fiamingo (ITA) 22; 6. “Gioga” (ITA) 16; 7. Gabriele Volpato (ITA) 15; 8. Franco Caruso (ITA) 10; 9.Stefano Lazzaroni (ITA) 5; 10. Aurora Coria (ITA) and “Boga” (ITA) 4.
Abarth 500 Assetto Corse standings: 1. Filippo Lazzaroni (ITA) 71 points; 2. Aurora Coria (ITA) 61; 3. Franco Storti (ITA) 15.
Gentlemen’s standings: 1. Stefano Fiamingo (ITA) 58 points; 2. “Gioga” (ITA) 43 points; 3. “Boga” (ITA) 30.
Under 18 standings: 1. Filippo Lazzaroni (ITA) 75 points.
Women’s standings: 1. Aurora Coria (ITA) 75 points.
Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth – ranking
1. Lorenzo Lorandi (ITA) 143 points
2. Olli Caldwell (GBR) 120 points
3. Enzo Fittipaldi (BRA) 103 points