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Abarth 124 rally

Abarth 124 Rally returns to racing

After the summer break, the Abarth 124 rally returns to its racing commitments with its participation in the 4th round of the European Rally Championship

Abarth 124 rally

After the dynamic presence at the Rally di Roma Capitale last July, the Abarth 124 rally cars will be back on the ideal asphalt field of the Barum Czech Rally Zlín (27-29/8), 4th round of this year's ERC. The event in the Czech Republic followed by events in Hungary and the Canary Islands are the last three rounds of the 2021 Abarth Rally Cup.

So far, the Polish crew with Poloński and Łukasz Sitek (Rallytechnology), has been absolutely dominant, winning the first three races, both on the dirt surfaces of Poland and Latvia, and on the asphalt ones in Italy. Behind them, Czechs Martin Rada and Jaroslav Jugas (Agrotec) and Italians Roberto Gobbin and Alessandro Cervi (Evo Motorsport), put the Poles under particular pressure in the races in Latvia and Rome respectively. Now, the three Abarth 124 rally teams will face each other on the 210.92km of asphalt special stages around the town of Zlín in the south-eastern Czech Republic.

The race will start in the evening (21:15) on Friday 27 August with the 9.18km super special in Zlín. 8 more special stages will take place on Saturday, while 6 of the 15 special stages will be completed on Sunday 29 August. The crews that will taste the joy of the finish will have completed a total of 785.68km, of which 574.76km will be on single tracks and the remaining 210.92km on special stages.

Abarth 124 rally

After the cancellation of the race in 2020, this year's will be the 50thο Barum Czech Rally Zlín, a race traditionally characterized by technical and highly slippery road surface routes. The Abarth 124 rally has already proven in 2018 and 2019 that it can meet these requirements in an ideal way, thanks to its excellent weighting and the highly sophisticated traction control system with which it is equipped. The weather is still a particularly unpredictable factor in this race, with teams and crews having to be especially prepared to face unpleasant surprises from the thunderstorms that often break out in the region.

After the race in the Czech Republic, the Abarth 124 rally will meet again in Hungary (22-24/10) and in the Canary Islands (18-20/11).