Reserve Any Used Car Today For Just £99!

Abarth 124 rally: seasonal debut at the Montecarlo Rally

23 January 2020 | The Abarth 124 rally opens at its fourth competitive season at the Montecarlo Rally, the opening race of the WRC International Championship, where it debuted in 2017.

Abarth 124 rally: seasonal debut at the Montecarlo Rally

The Abarth 124 rally opens at its fourth competitive season at the Montecarlo Rally, the opening race of the WRC International Championship, where it debuted in 2017.
At the start of the 2020 season, we see the Belgians Luc Caprasse and Renaud Herman with a car from the Belgian Motorsport International team. Caprasse has already achieved successes in Belgium and Germany with the 124 rally, at the Sassonia and Stadt Rallies.


This year, like every other, the biggest difficulty in Montecarlo will be the unpredictable weather. Its changeable nature will make the route even more technical. The both wet and dry conditions will make tyre selection very difficult, although this will enhance the general balance and performance in the 124 rally, which stand out in particular in these extreme conditions, as shown by previous results.


The Abarth 124 rally achieved great results on the tricky Montecarlo route, showing performance, competitiveness and reliability from the outset.
In 2017, at its debut in rallyes mainly on the snowy streets of Montecarlo, the young driver Fabio Andolfi stood out in his category, overtaking the Frenchman François Delecour in another Abarth 124 rally. The slippery roads giving very different traction on many sections of the route, the features of the 124 rally already shone out: great balance, excellent endurance and traction.


In the 2018 edition of Montecarlo Rally, the Italian Andrea Nucita, in a 124 rally, inveigled his way into the four-wheel-drives taking part in the WRC. He achieved fourth place overall in the 9th special stage, Agnières-en-Dévoluy – Corps, the snowiest part of the race.
In the 2019 edition of the race, with the victory of the R-GT category, the Italian Enrico Brazzoli began his run of successes which led him to win the FIA R-GT Cup, basically the Gran Turismo international championship.


This year too, the Montecarlo Rally will be the opening race of the FIA R-GT Cup, consisting of five events. After Montecarlo comes the Rally Ain-Jura in France (March 8-9), the Ypres Rally in Belgium (June 25-27), the Rally Roma Capitale (July 24-26) and Rally Deutschland (October 15-18).
In just three years, the Abarth 124 rally has become the car to beat in the R-GT class, achieving a high level of performance and reilability and winning the FIA R-GT championship two years running, along with another 100 races in the rally category across Europe and 10 international championships. This year, the aim is to confirm its leadership in the category and to continue its run of successes.


The Montecarlo Rally will start at 5 pm on Thursday, January 23 and will finish on Sunday, January 26 at 1:48 pm. The race will be run over 1000 km, with 16 special stages for a total of 304.28 km of timed racing.

We value customer feedback

Ancaster Nissan Shepperton were helpful because they had great knowledge of the vehicle and finance, prepared a video of the car prior to purchase and we friendly and very helpful throughout the whole process.

I would recommend Ancaster Nissan South Croydon to friends and family because the reception i had was very good and also all the staff members i dealt with were very helpful. keep up the good work. Many thanks.

I'd endorse Ancaster Nissan Slough because the salesman understood my requirements and was able to help me in our decision to buy

Ancaster Nissan South Croydon were fantastic because they were helpful and friendly. They explained all the necessary information needed to purchase my car. I had to wait a little longer for me sensors to be fitted but was compensated with a full tank of petrol for the inconvenience caused, for that I was very grateful. Overall good service.

The experience at Ancaster Nissan Penge was good due mainly to the expertise of the Sales Executive we dealt with. He was Alan Whent who was extremely efficient and courteous throughout the entire process, which due to the Covid restrictions took over 3 months. I felt very lucky to have been served by him; he is a perfect gentleman.

The experience at Ancaster Nissan Bromley was great because the team we dealt with were friendly and reliable . We felt comfortable and honored !

Ancaster Nissan Shepperton were great because I got the car I wanted & excellent service thank you especially Gary James.

Ancaster Fiat Catford were helpful because Anita and Chris gave professional and really friendly customer service from my first enquiry to vehicle sale with follow up call. Nothing was too much. Provided all the info I needed and were flexible. Would definitely recommend and they may have a customer for life (as long as vehicle choice is right) . Well done Anita and Chris!!!

Ancaster Nissan South Croydon staff were good because they managed to get me a finance in which I though I would not be able to get and very supportive in every step of the way towards the release of the vehicle.

Ancaster Nissan Eltham were helpful because they are friendly especially Mr. Desmond. Very lovely man.

Ancaster Nissan Bromley were great because the show room is very clean, well laid out to respect social distancing and all friendly and happy staff.

I would recommend Ancaster Nissan Shepperton to friends and family because they provided me with a great service. They didn’t have the car I wanted at their site but found the perfect car for me.

I'd endorse Ancaster Hyundai Croydon because the staff are very helpful and take the time to go through the best car for you

Ancaster Nissan Shepperton staff were good because they were patient and knowledgeable

My experience at Ancaster Nissan Bromley was positive in every way.

I'd endorse Ancaster Nissan Shepperton because the service was flawless.

I would recommend Ancaster Fiat Dartford to friends and family because of great service

Ancaster Nissan Shepperton were great because of how helpful the staff were and the deal I managed to get on my new car

I had a great experience at Ancaster Nissan Shepperton because all round level of service, great help.

Ancaster Fiat Catford were helpful because of their friendly, helpful service.

I would recommend Ancaster Nissan Shepperton to friends and family because I change my car every 2 years and the level of service provided by Paul was top class. He wasn't pushy and took time to explain the different models. I can 100% say it was the easiest purchase of any car I have made. Paul has phoned twice to ask how things are and if we have any questions.

Ancaster Nissan Bromley were fantastic because quick and helpful

Ancaster Nissan Eltham was very friendly. They didn’t rush you in making your mind up just went wit

Ancaster Nissan Shepperton were fantastic because good customer service

Ancaster Nissan Slough were great because I had such a great sales person - Zaman Malik - he was very helpful and informative but not pushy and took a long time helping me get used to the vehicle when I picked it up. It was a very positive experience.

I'd endorse Ancaster Nissan Slough because the staff are professional , friendly and patient. I was given time to look over the vehicle alone before the test drive, During the test drive I was allowed to concentrate on the performance and ride of the chosen vehicle without unnecessary sales chat. Thanks to Zaman Malik Sales Executive.

I was pleased with Ancaster Hyundai Croydon and would recommend them because the car, financing, service & overall transparency exceeded my expectations.

Ancaster Nissan Penge were great because the service I received from the sales manager Alan was 1st class. He listened to what my requirements were, and provided a number of options. Everything he said he would do he did. A really positive experience, which has resulted in me being a very happy customer.

I'd suggest Ancaster Nissan Penge to a friend because Alan was a pleasure to deal with. Very old school with no hard pressure sales tactics

The experience at Ancaster Nissan South Croydon was good because plenty of choice and friendly service