Numbers never lie. And those of Abarth, in the 2021 season, are record numbers. The racing soul of the Scorpio continues to reap successes both in rallies and on the track, thanks to the 124 Abarth rally, now the backbone of the Rgt (rear-wheel drive) cars in the international rally scene and thanks to the 160 Abarth T-Jet 1.4 engine. cv, the beating heart of the Formula 4 single-seaters that are developing the best talents in open-wheel motorsport.
Abarth in rallies
In the third season of the Abarth Rally Cup, included in the calendar of the FIA European Rally Championship (Fia Erc), the Scorpion’s car was put to the test by the protagonists of the Abarth series, with the driver Dariusz Poloński who became champion thanks to five victories out of six rallies disputed and with a dominance demonstrated by the victory in 72 special stages out of 84. The Polish driver, third overall in Erc2, where he also won 2 podiums: in the appointments of the Rally di Roma Capitale and the Barum Czech Rally Zlín.
The Abarth 124 Rally, during the 2021 season, completed 24 special stages on gravel, covering 381.78 km, and 60 on asphalt with 780.29 km, in the six events of the continental series, for a total of 1162, 07 km covered in special stage. Kilometers that become 4600.39 added to the transfers between the various tests that have touched Poland, Latvia, Italy, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Spain.
Abarth on the track
Record numbers also in the Italian F.4 Championship powered by Abarth certified by Fia with 44 drivers who took part in at least one race in the Italian series promoted by Aci Sport and 32 average drivers on the starting grid. Nineteen nationalities represented with pilots from all five continents. During the 2021 season, in the 21 races divided over 7 appointments, as many as 12 drivers got on the podium, while in 7 they achieved at least one victory.
Reliability and performance accompanied the young talents of motorsport thanks to the support of the 160 hp Abarth T-Jet 1.4 engine which, once again, confirmed its top performance in its eighth season alongside the Italian series, covering 348 laps in race for 1686.138 km.