The promotional championships will be vied for in rallies and track races in 2012.
With regard to the rallies, the Trofeo Abarth 500 will take on an international flavour also in the upcoming season with a seven-race calendar that will be contended in Italy, France, Switzerland and Belgium: 1000 Miglia Rally (Italy, 19-21 April), Tour de Corse (France, 11-13 May), du Chablais (Switzerland, 8-10 June), Ypres (Belgium, 22-24 June), San Martino di Castrozza (Italy, 14-15 September), Sanremo (Italy, 12-13 October) and du Valais (Switzerland, 25-27 October).
Three championships on the track will be organised: the Europe Abarth Trophy, the Italy Abarth Trophy and the novelty of this year, the Abarth Trophy Benelux – each with six races slated. In detail, the Europe Abarth Trophy calendar includes Dijon (France, 6 May), Mugello (Italy, 10 June), A1 Ring (Austria, 5 August), Imola (Italy, 2 September), Spa (Belgium, 16 September) and Monza (Italy, 21 October).
The Italy Abarth Trophy also has six appointments on its calendar, some of which concurrent with those of the continental championship: Varano (20 May), Mugello (10 June), Franciacorta (24 June), A1 Ring (in Austria, 5 August), Imola (2 September) and Monza (21 October).
Lastly, the new Benelux Abarth Trophy has set the following race schedule: Dijon (France, 6 May), Zandvoort (Netherlands, 3 June), Spa (Belgium, 8 July), Colmar-Berg (France, 22 July), Spa (Belgium, 16 September) and Zolder (Belgium, 7 October).
Turin, 1 December 2011