Rossetti with the Abarth Grande Punto at the 46th Rallye d’Antibes Cote d’Azur – European Rally Championship
Luca Rossetti and Matteo Chiarcossi, after having regained the lead in the overall standings of the European Rally Championship thanks to the points obtained in the 68th Rally of Poland, driving the Abarth Grande Punto S2000 bearing the colours of United Business, will be at the start of the 46th Rallye Antibes Cote d'Azur, which will be held from October 14th to 16th in France, with start and finish in Antibes and service area in Nice. The prestigious French Rally is the penultimate round of the European Championship and Luca Rossetti with his usual co-driver Matteo Chiarcossi will race to defend, with their Abarth Grande Punto S2000, the recently reconquered championship lead. The United Business crew takes part for the second time in the French race, the first time in 2008, although they did not finish, it was in Antibes that the strong Italian driver won his first European title, now 4 years later he is confident to compete in a race at the top. The participation in the 46th Rallye Antibes Cote d'Azur has been made possible thanks to the support of Luca Rossetti's advertising partner companies: OMINIA ENERGY, I.L.I.R., DI VITA, DAMAPLAST and CHAMPAGNE DE VILMONT. A serene Luca Rossetti said: “ After the good result at the Rally of Poland we head for the French Riviera confident but, despite leading the Championship and as I had predicted, winning the title this year is much more difficult than in the past years and now we are in the final rush. The car has always been very competitive, the Michelin tyres are a guarantee of performance, and United Business has always provided all the technical - logistical and sporting support needed. The Rallye d'Antibes is a difficult race but right here four years ago, although I could not finish the race, I won my first international title, which was one of the highlights of my career: winning the title of 2008 European Champion will always be an unforgettable moment. The location of this rally is very nice, I will be at the start way to honour this race and to try to amuse the French fans. As every rally abroad, the local and international competition is always very skilled and getting results is never easy, putting myself to the test on new roads, different countries and facing the French or otherwise foreign drivers for me is an exciting challenge that I hope to honour with a good performance. I would like to bring to Abarth another positive result, Matteo and I will do everything to climb on the top step of the podium with our Grande Punto”. The FIA calendar for the continental championship, after the 46th Rallye Antibes Cote d'Azur, valid as the tenth round, foresees the Rallye International du Valais as the final round.
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