The Abarth Racing Weekend – Rally in Romania and Speed on the Track in Monza:
An exciting weekend is in hold for the drivers of the Abarth 124 rally Selenia International Challenge and of the Abarth Selenia Trophy on the track.
Romanians Florin Tincescu and Alina Pop will be taking part in the Sibiu Rally, valid for the Romanian Championship, that starts today. The young Romanian driver has scored many excellent results in absolute terms with the Bernini Team Abarth 124 rally this season: four R-GT category wins, third place in the overall ranking in the Harghita Rally and fourth place in the overall ranking in the Transylvania Rally.
The Sibiu Rally will be starting in Sibiu today at 1.30 p.m. and will end on Sunday, October 7 at 1.19 p.m., after a total of 634 kilometres, with 13 special stages and 123 kilometres timed.
Meanwhile, the sixth and penultimate round of the Abarth Selenia Trophy season, with the spectacular Abarth 695 Assetto Corse Evoluzione and the Abarth 500 Assetto Corse competing the tenth single-brand championship, will be staged on the Monza racing circuit in Italy.
The duel between the Italian and Scandinavian drivers that characterized the first part of the season will be repeated in the “temple of speed”. Leading the general ranking is the defending champion Cosimo Barberini from Italy, strong of six wins that earned him a score of 193 points, against the 178 of Finn Juuso Pajuranta, with three wins under his belt. In third place is young Italian Andrea Mabellini (1 win, 141 points), ahead of Swede Robin Appelqvist (102 points).
The programme of the weekend in Monza sees the qualifiers at 12.15 pm on Saturday, October 6. The two races will be held on Sunday at 9 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. respectively and will be broadcast live on Sportitalia (channel 60 DVTT in Italy).
Many members of the Scorpionship, the official Abarth community, will be watching the race in Monza. They are invited to experience the competition in close contact with the teams and drivers in the paddock and even the pit lane before each race starts.