There was much excitement up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers this last week as it was revealed that the Abarth 124 rally will start the 2019 season at the Monte Carlo Rally, driven by Enrico Brazzoli and Manuel Fenoli (ITA) for Bernini Rally Team, in the first event of the 2019 World Rally Championship (WRC). Unbelievable.
Abarth have explained to MotorMartin the importance of the Monte Carlo Rally to the company and the racing history of the Abarth 124 rally as in 2017, at its world debut, the car demonstrated how competitive it was securing a resounding fourth amongst the official WRC four-wheel-drive cars in the toughest special stage race in bad weather, snow and ice.
Abarth has a long history of success in the sport with numerous memorable wins including Walter Rohrl’s 1980 victory in the 131 Rally, which paved the way to winning Constructors’ and Drivers’ championship titles that year.
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