Trofeo Abarth 500 GB Joines Forces with UK Superbikes Championship

The Trofeo Abarth 500 GB, the UK one-make racing series of Fiat’s performance brand, was previewed during a British Superbikes Championship display earlier this week, receiving great interest from the British public.

The series, scheduled to debut over the Easter weekend (3 and 5 April) was included in a media collaboration with the British Superbikes championship at Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire. The event is part of a bigger project, which will see the 500 Asetto Corse race cars being showcased together with the superbikes later in the 2010 season.

The Trofeo Abarth 500 GB is the British version the International Trofeo Cup, so it uses racing-tuned Fiat 500 Abarths. The 970 kg vehicles are powered by a turbocharged 1.4 liter engine offering 190 hp and 300 Nm of torque.

The Trofeo race cars and the British Superbikes will "join engines" for the second time at Caldwell Park later in the year, as they are scheduled to take part in a unique event that will feature both two and four wheel racing.

"This was a final chance for the media to see our race cars before the season gets underway,” says Ivan Gibson, head of Abarth UK. “It also allowed several drivers and teams to make final preparations for what I am sure will be an exciting and entertaining season of racing in these remarkable cars.

Here is the complete Trofeo Abarth 500 GB calendar:

  3 April           - Oulton Park
18 April           - Silverstone
23 May            - Cadwell Park
27 June           - Snetterton
25 July             - Silverstone
 5 September   - Brands Hatch
24 October       - Monza
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