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When in Rome… Melegari makes Abarth switch ahead of home ERC counter

2019-07-17T09:18:57+02:00July 16th, 2019|2019, Rally di Roma Capitale|

Zelindo Melegari will switch to an Abarth 124 rally for his home round of the FIA European Rally Championship.

The FIA ERC2 frontrunner has campaigned a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X so far in 2019 but is changing to the two-wheel-drive Abarth for this week’s Rally di Roma Capitale, a move that will make him eligible for the Abarth Rally Cup and the lucrative prize fund on offer.

“I wanted to try the Abarth on Tarmac,” said Melegari. “It’s a good car, good fun to drive and for an Italian rally, being an Italian driver in an Italian car and with an Italian team is a good thing.”

Melegari will join Abarth Rally Cup leader Andrea Nucita at the Loran SRL team for Rally di Roma Capitale.