17 Aug 2020
Show and competitiveness with Abarth in the Liepaja rally in Latvia and in the Nurburgring circuit
- The Czech Martin Rada And Jaroslav Jugas with the Abarth 124 rally of the Agrotec team imposed themselves in the Abarth Rally Cup, the Liepaja Rally, in Latvia, second race of the FIA European Rally Championship
- At the Nurburgring, in the second round of the FIA ADAC F4 Championship powered by Abarth the three spectacular races were won by the Italian Gabriele Minì, by the British Jonny Edgar and by the German Joshua Durksen
Such a brilliant show was seen in the mid summer races over the weekend, that saw the performances of the Abarth 124 rally on gravel roads of the Lepaja Rally in Latvia, second race of the Abarth Rally Cup and of the FIA European Rally Championship, and the single-seated of the FIA ADAC F4 Championship powered by Abarth on the Nurburgring circuit.
The Liepaja rally awarded the experience of the Team Agrotec Abarth team, the Czech Martin Rada and Jaroslav Jugas, that manage to see the finish line in this difficult race, getting points for the Abarth Rally Cup. The race was initially lead by the Polish of the Rallytechnology team Dariusz Polonski e Lukasz Sitek, that managed to overcome them, but an off-road in the last race forced them to retire. At that point the young Italian Andrea Mabellini, with Nicola Arena (Napoca Rally Team) managed to step into first place. A problem in the second race stopped the winner in the Roma Capitale rally, that still is on the top of the rank of the Abarth rally cup together with Rada.
The next appointment will be the Azores Rally, with a gravel track, scheduled in the Portuguese islands on 17-19 of September.
Amazing show of the Nurburgring circuit in the three races of the second round of the FIA ADAC F4 Championship powered by Abarth, that had three different winners. In the first one the winner was the Italian Gabriele Minì, protagonist of the Italian F4 championship powered by Abarth as well, imposing himself over the British Jonny Edgar and over the Finnish Elias Seppanen. In Race2 Edgar succeeded , before Seppanen e Minì, while in Race3 the winner was the German Joshua Durksen before Jafk Crawford from USA and Minì, which got three times on the podium.
The general ranking of the German championship sees Edgar leading with 109 points, followed by Seppanen with 89 and Crawford with 69. Minì, that couldn't participate in the first round because it was at the same time as the Italian championship, he is the 7th with 55 points.
The next appointment of the FIA ADAC F4 Championship powered by Abarth is scheduled on the Hockenheim circuit from the 18 to 20 September. Next round of the Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth is scheduled from 28 to 30 August at Imola Circuit.
Turin, 17th August 2020.