Nov 2007 - April 2008 Fiat Abarth
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Abarth is one of the most Famous Tuning company's in the Fiat History.
Carlo Abarth was known for his magic small Fiat 500 and Fiat 600 Abarth and later the campany made the Fiat 124 Abarth, Fiat Ritmo Abarth and Fiat 131 Abarth.
and not to forget the Lancia Martini Team that used the famous Lancia's 037 ,Delta S 4 and Delta HF Integrale.
The company made its return to Rallying with the Fiat Punto Super 1600 and the Abarth Punto Super 2000 and Abarth is now a Make on its own in the Fiat Group.
The Punto Super 2000 won the European championship in 2006 and Italian championship in 2006 and 2007
in 2009 the team will take again part in the IRC ( intercontinental Rally Challenge ) and is preparing a possible entry in the WRC in 2010 / 2011.
There are many Customers in Europe who drive the Abarth Punto S 2000: ( Italy: Basso, Travaglia, Navarra ), (Portugal: Pereira & Fontes), ( Spain: Fuster, M Hevia ), ( Poland: Solowow - Grzyb & Czopik ), ( Turkey : Isik ), etc ,etc.
Even Francois Duval drove a Fiat Punto S 2000 in the 2007 Condroz rally ( wich he won ! ).
The Abarth team is a serious contender to win the IRC Challenge 2009 as they do a Full Attack with Giandomenico Basso and Anton Alen + Umberto Scandola will do some Rally's as 3rd driver. . and in Italy they will drive with Navarra and Travaglia.
And Volkan Isik will contest the Full European Championship..
My Plan was to help a Portuguese driver & Fiat Abarth in Portugal to do the Portuguese Championship in 2008... this all changed due to the Accident that happened March 2008 in Belgium