11 May 2017

ABARTH DAY: THE OFFICIAL ‘SCORPION’ MEETING RETURNS TO THE UK

  • Abarth Day: the big occasion when Scorpion fans and their cars meet at Rockingham Speedway
  • UK dynamic debut of 124 Rally
  • Track driving, hot laps, test drives and heritage parade will enhance a high-performance day

The adrenaline-fuelled Abarth 124 Rally will be among the star cars of the show when it makes its UK dynamic debut at this year's Abarth Day next week (20 May), at Rockingham Speedway, Northamptonshire.

The two-seater 124 Rally, run by Team Bernini Rally will offer visitors the chance of hot lap passenger rides around the high-speed track. The 300hp rally car makes its on-track UK debut at the event and offers the opportunity for guests to see the expertise of the Bernini rally team.

The car will be joined at Abarth Day by the new Abarth 595 Trofeo, with its hi-tech UconnectTM system which is able to map drivers' on-track performance. The 595 Trofeo version is the latest addition to the brand's striking 595 range, which was launched in the UK late 2016.

Among the features at Abarth Day will be an area dedicated to showing the brand's modern vehicles, as well as one for classic cars and an Abarth VR Simulator Racing Challenge complementing an intensive and exciting programme for fans. The event is open to all Abarth enthusiasts, whether they own a car or not. Abarth owners will have the chance to drive their own car on the track, following the purchase of a driver ticket.

"This will be a full day of Abarth-style activity for all," says Gerry Southerington, brand manager, Abarth UK. "I'm looking forward to the event, which I believe will enable all Abarth fans to get their adrenaline going on the track, while sharing the passion for the Scorpion brand.

"You don't have to be an Abarth owner to attend - indeed, we welcome anyone who is interested in finding out more about Abarth and its exciting range of cars. "

Tickets for the Abarth Day 2017 can be purchased on the website: www.abarthday.com/en/event/10 .

A range of tickets are available starting from £10. ‘Scorpionship' cardholders can enjoy up to 30% discounts. To apply for a free card and membership visit: www.scorpionship.abarth.com.

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For more information

Tom Johnston, Press Relations Manager
Kate Saxton, Public Relations Director

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK Ltd
Tel: 01753 511431
Fax: 01753 516871

E-mail addresses: tom.johnston@fcagroup.com / kate.saxton@fcagroup.com

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