Abarth alongside the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP at the Italian Gran Prix :
Valentino Rossi is looking for success this weekend at the Italian leg of the world tour, the Italian Grand Prix,sixth round of the World MotoGP Championship. Great crowds are expected for this grand event on the circuit immersed in the rolling hills of Tuscany.
Expectations are high for the Italian MotoGP, with the key world players challenging each other on the circuit of Mugello. The Movistar Yamaha Team pilots are supported by Abarth, a passionate partner who has already been supporting Movistar Yamaha MotoGP champions for several seasons.
The circuit lies across the Apennines and features the most diverse environments and landscapes - from the harsh beauty of the highest areas, to the Sieve Valley with its hundreds of hamlets - and every year it attracts between 100,000 and 150,000 fans for the weekend. This year, adrenaline looks to take centre stage, considering the dominance of the Yamaha pilots in the last GPs, with double wins in Spain and France.
The Abarth and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team partnership continues this year, promoting a passion for sport and continuous push to exceed one's limits. On the fairings of the YZR-M1 2016, the Abarth Scorpion logo stands out: synonymous with racing, symbol of a unique heritage.
The Abarth 595 Yamaha Factory Racing special series is the result of the partnership between Abarth and Yamaha. The two brands have collaborated, developing the car the way a racing bike is usually developed. Designs focused on engine power (up from 140 HP to 160 HP), the BMC filter, the suspension and the shock absorbers (Koni front and rear shock absorbers with FSD valves and Eibach springs), 17" matt black alloy wheel rims and Record Monza exhaust.
Finally, since 1 March, the passion that reigns on the racetrack and on board each Abarth car can be found in "The Scorpionship", the brand's only official community dedicated to car owners, collectors, Abarth club members, and fans. Subscribing at the scorpionship.abarth.com website provides plenty of exciting advantages, promotions and racing opportunities as well as exclusive invites to meetings for fans.