After the summer break, the Team coming from Canton Ticino Race Art Technology / ŠKODA Swiss Motorsport is ready to light the engines of the ŠKODA Fabia R5 evolution 2018 at the “36° Rally degli Abeti e dell’Abetone”, race scheduled on 1-2 September in San Marcello Pistoiese, valid for the 2018 ACI Sport Toscana-Umbria Championship organized by the AS Abeti Racing.

The Tuscan pilot Luca Artino alongside the notes of his friend Andrea Gabelloni is waiting for the exciting challenge, on the car with Michelin tires that will present a completely new look, the new captivating livery "ŠKODA Swiss Motorsport", created for the official teams by the designers of the parent company Czech ŠKODA Motorsport.

After the disappointment of the withdrawal to the "Città di Lucca" at the end of July, the bearer of the Art Motorsport is determined to redo and hopes to re-open the race for the title of Regional Champion won in 2016. In front of him in the Pinelli and Senigagliesi so a race ready to give enthusiasm, entertainment and technical performances.

The start of the "greenest rally of Italy" from the service park of Campo Tizzoro on Saturday, September 1 at 17.21 to immediately face the commitment of the fascinating super special stage of "Gavinana", a historical SS of 5.290 km proposed for the first time in 1997; to close the day the ceremonial in the center of San Marcello and then the regrouping of the night. On Sunday the rest of the race: six special stages (three different repeated twice), the first "Le Torri" (km 13.260), then "Lizzano" (km 14.790) and "Il Melo" (km 10.450), alternating with the regroupings in Maresca and service assistances before the checkered flag in Piazza Matteotti in San Marcello starting at 5.15 pm with the winner's prize ceremony. In total a competitive distance of 82.290 km on 251.880 of the entire race course.

"This year, amid difficulties of time due to work commitments - comments Artino - and also for a bit of bad luck, we could not find a smile except at" Valdinievole ", where we made a second place. After the disappointment of Lucca we are present to this "Abeti" loads and motivated, there is to adjust the "pending" of two years ago, it will not be easy at all, for sure I will have to deal with opponents of rank who also know also the race very well. But we are convinced that in the struggle for success we will be there too, I have everything I can to do well, the team, the co-driver, my family!”

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In the picture the crew in action on ŠKODA Fabia R5 during the “34° Rally della Valdinievole”, May 2018.