“Make it your race” will become the first talent show dedicated to aspiring drivers. The scene is the track, the atmosphere, the smell of petrol, its hallmark adrenaline. 105 amateur drivers, from all over Europe, will compete for the final goal: taking to the track in an Abarth 500 “Assetto Corse” together with professional drivers. Usually, the race is to the swift. This time, the race is to the best.
All amateur drivers aged between 18 and 40 and resident in Italy, Germany, the UK, France, Switzerland or Belgium are eligible to take part. Selection will take place via the makeityourrace.it website and the YouTube, Facebook and Twitter channels. From the aspiring drivers who sign up, 105 will be selected to take part in a special driving experience at the Abarth Driving Academy. The 24 best, representing the 6 countries, will take part in a boot camp, where they will live out a team experience for a week and put their abilities to the test, facing all kinds of challenges every day.
After a further selection process, a race driving course will prepare the best to face the adrenaline rush of the track, ensuring the utmost safety through professional, technical and practical training. This stage will narrow the competition down to 6 finalists, the best, who will be able to take to the track in an Abarth 500 “Assetto Corse” together with professional drivers, in the Trofeo Abarth test on the Franciacorta circuit, on 24 June 2012. The driver who achieves the best overall place will have a car all to themselves in addition to the possibility of racing in an Abarth 500 Assetto Corse again. The 2012 edition is already shaping up to be a great success: the pre-registrations, initially opened only in Italy, have already notched up 8,000 drivers, in part thanks to a video teaser which has been viewed almost 600,000 times on YouTube.
“Make it your race” does not mean just that, but also “put your all into it”, said Antonino Labate, General Manager of Abarth. So put your all into it: “Make it your race 2012”, the dream continues!
For info and registration www.makeityourrace.it.[/wide]
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