27 April 2018

TROFEO ABARTH SELENIA RETURNS FOR 2018

  • The 10th season of the Abarth 695 Assetto Corse Evoluzione and Abarth 500 Assetto Corse race series starts 28 and 29 April.
  • 2018 Race calendar: Imola 29 April, Le Castellet (France) 13 May, Misano 24 June, Mugello 15 July, Vallelunga 16 September, Monza 7 October, Mugello 28 October.
  • Scorpionship members gain exclusive pit lane access and on track driving in the latest Abarth range.
  • Abarth 124GT and 695 Rivale will also be on display at the race event weekends

The tenth season of the Trofeo Abarth Selenia returns this weekend at Imola, one of the most prestigious and technical race circuits in Italy. Over this weekend, the Abarth 695 Assetto Corse Evoluzione and Abarth 500 Assetto Corse cars will challenge one another in two races.

The Abarth 695 Assetto Corse Evoluzione produces 215hp and with its sequential transmission delivers remarkable performance on all tracks. The Abarth 500 Assetto Corse with its 190hp, provides affordable access to racing for young drivers wanting to take up the sport.

The Abarth Selenia Trophy season includes seven two-race events. The first race will take place on 29 April in Imola. It will be followed by Le Castellet (France) on 13 May, Misano 24 June, Mugello 15 July, Vallelunga 16 September, Monza 7 October and returns to Mugello again for the final race on 28 October.

In the paddocks, Abarth guarantees spare part service with Mopar technicians for advice and a hospitality area with catering dedicated to crews and teams.

In this year's edition of Trofeo Abarth Selenia, there will be special focus on young drivers from 16 to 18 years of age. They will be able to take part in the championship in scope of an agreement with ACI Sport to help budding sportsmen and women win their racing licences by offering special test sessions.

New at each event this year is the introduction of a "super pole" qualifier session for drivers who scored the eight best times in regular qualification.

At the Trofeo Abarth Selenia races, members of "The Scorpionship" - the official Abarth community which counts more than 100,000 members - will be invited to enjoy an adrenaline-packed weekend in the paddock and also experience the thrill of being in the pit-lane with the drivers before the start of the race.

Participants will also be able to test all Abarth models - 124 Spider, 595 Trofeo, 595 Competizione and 595 Turismo - on the track and on the roads near the race circuit with professional drivers by their side. The latest additions to the 2018 range, 695 Rivale and the 124GT will also be on display.

For more details about the current Abarth range and 'The Scorpionship', visit www.abarthcars.co.uk 

Ends

For more information
Justin Westnedge, Press Relations Manager 
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK Ltd
Tel: 01753 511431
Fax: 01753 516871
E-mail addresses: justin.westnedge@fcagroup.com

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