2009 Abarth Racing Team programme

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

During the 2009 season, the Abarth Team will be involved in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge and in the Italian Rally Championship with four official crews. Giandomenico Basso (with Mitia Dotta) and the young Finn Anton Alén (with Timo Alanne) will take part in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge. Luca Rossetti and his co-driver Matteo Chiarcossi, who will contest the Italian Rally Championship, will join the IRC team in some occasions – among which the Rallye Monte-Carlo -, as well as the young Umberto Scandola, co-driven by Guido D’Amore.

This line-up for the two championships blends the experience of Basso and Rossetti with the youth of Alén and Scandola.

Abarth Grande Punto S2000

Abarth Grande Punto S2000

The Abarth Grande Punto S2000 will start its fourth racing season and it has been fitted with some new technical features this year. The car has picked up many successes among which one IRC, one European and two Italian titles.

The Intercontinental Rally Challenge calendar includes 12 very prestigious events, the Rallye Monte-Carlo being the first of them, while the Italian Rally Championship consists of 10 rounds.

INTERCONTINENTAL RALLY CHALLENGE CALENDAR

21-24 January Rallye Monte-Carlo
05-07 March Rally Internacional de Curitiba (Brazil)
03-04 April Safari Rally (TBC)
07-09 May Sata Rally Azores (Portugal)
18-20 June Ypres Rally (Belgium)
09-11 July Rally Russia
30 July-01 August Rali Vinho da Madeira (Portugal)
21-23 August Rally Zlín (Czech Republic)
10-12 September Rally Príncipe de Asturias (Spain)
24-26 September Sanremo Rally (Italy)
22-24 October Rally Japan
19-21 November Rally of Scotland (Glasgow)

ITALIAN RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR

08 March Rally del Ciocco
05 April Rally Adriatico
19 April Rally 1000 miglia
10 May Rally Targa Florio
20 June Rally San Marino
12 July Rally San Crispino
30 August Rally del Friuli
13 September Rally Costa Smeralda
27 September Rally Sanremo
23 October Rally Trophy ACI Como

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