Abarth 500 European Trophy comes to Brands Hatch

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

The Abarth 500 European Trophy comes to Brands Hatch in Kent on the weekend of 18-19 July 2009, alongside the WTCC (World Touring Car Championship).

Abarth 500 European Trophy comes to Brands Hatch

Abarth 500 European Trophy comes to Brands Hatch

Star of the show is the Abarth 500 Assetto Corse, based on the Abarth 500 road car, but with extensive modifications to its 1.4-litre turbocharged engine to produce nearly 200 bhp, as well as a reinforced roll cage, race brakes and suspension, and aerodynamic improvements.

Also competing over the weekend are the FIA Formula Two, Lotus Elise Trophy, Formula Master, and SEAT Eurocup.

Race 1 takes place on Saturday at roughly 5:00pm, while Race 2 gets underway on Sunday at around 4:20pm.

As we head into the fourth round at Brands, Italian Manuel Villa remains in command in the Abarth 500 Selenia-European Trophy standings with a 33 point lead over Frenchman BenoƮt Perret.

Race Calendar

Saturday 18th July

09.00 – 09.30 FIA World Touring Car Championship Free Practice 1
09.45 – 10.15 FIA Formula Two Qualifying 2
10.35 – 10.55 Lotus Elise Trophy Race 1
11.15 – 11.45 FIA World Touring Car Championship Free Practice 2
12.20 – 13.00 Formula Master Race 1
14.00 – 14.45 FIA Formula Two Race 1
15.00 – 15.20 FIA World Touring Car Championship Qualifying 1
15.25 – 15.35 FIA World Touring Car Championship Qualifying 2
16.05 – 16.35 SEAT Eurocup Race 1
17.05 – 17.30 Abarth 500 Trophy Europe Race 1

Sunday 19th July

10.40 – 11.10 SEAT Eurocup Race 2
11.50 – 12.15 FIA World Touring Car Championship Race 1
12.45 – 13.20 FIA Formula Two Race 2
14.05 – 14.30 FIA World Touring Car Championship Race 2
15.20 – 15.55 Formula Master Race 2
16.20 – 16.45 Abarth 500 Trophy Europe Race 2
17.25 – 17.55 Lotus Elise Trophy Race 2

Timetable is provisional and subject to change.

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