Five Abarth 124 rally Cars Racing in the Spanish, French and Slovenian Championships
Another weekend of excitement and competition is in store for the Abarth 124 rally engaged on three fronts. In Spain, Alberto Monarri and Rodrigo Sanjuán, in their Team SMC Junior Motorsport car, will be defending their leadership in the R-GT and Two-Wheel Drive categories of the Spanish Tarmac Rally Championship at the Rallye Villa de Llanes. In France, Team Milano Racing drivers Nicolas Ciamin and Antony Vilanova will be competing in the Rallye Coeur de France. Finally, three Abarth 124 rally cars of Team Bernini Rally will be on the starting line of the Rallye Porec in Slovenia.
Spaniards Alberto Monarri and Rodrigo Sanjuán are proving the competitiveness of the Abarth 124 rally in the Spanish Tarmac Rally Championship in which they obtained exciting results in the absolute ranking this season, dominating the two-wheel drive cars. In the Rally de Ourense, they came fourth overall and are aiming for a good result also in the Rally Villa de Llanes, which will be starting at 7:30 in the morning on Saturday, September 29 and ending at 8:56 in the evening of the same day after 10 special stages and a total of 156 kilometres timed on a total distance of 480 kilometres.
Excitement is running high in France for the participation of young French driver Nicolas Ciamin in the Rallye Coeur de France, valid for the French Tarmac Rallye Championship. After the resounding results on absolute level scored in the previous races, which led the Abarth 124 rally to overall wins in some special stages in a very competitive championship, the promising young Frenchmen is called to confirm that he is not a fluke.
The Rallye Coeur de France will be starting from Vendome on Saturday, September 29 at 8 o’clock in the morning and will be ending at 1:10 in the afternoon on Sunday, September 30 after 11 special stages and a total of 186 timed kilometres on a total of 452 kilometres.
The Abarth 124 rally is making it big in the Slovenian Championship too, thanks to the excellent results obtained by Italians Andrea Nucita and Marco Vozzo who scored two third places in the overall standings in the rallies of Vipavska and Zelezniki. Nucita the big favourite to win the category and two other Team Bernini Rally crews will be on the starting line in an Abarth 124 rally car. They are Italians Masha Mularo and Paola Valmassoi, who debuted by leading the R-GT ranking in Rally Nova Gorica, and Slovenian Mišel Zupančič and Damijan Andrejka, for the first time at the wheel of an Abarth.
The race will consist of two legs with start and finish in Porec. The first will start at 3:15 p.m. on Friday, September 28 and will end at 9:40 that evening. On Saturday 30, the second leg of the race will start at 8 in the morning and finish at 7 in the evening. The race will count 12 special stages all on tarmac for a total of 95 timed kilometres on a total of 222 kilometres.