The awards ceremony for the winners of the European and North American series of the Ferrari Challenge took place on Saturday evening after the victors were decided in the final round of the season at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. There were two main changes to the 2021 edition of this event. Firstly, the physical and virtual setting in which it was held allowed all the drivers to take part, either live – in compliance with social distancing rules – or from home. Secondly, the evening also included the awards to the drivers who won titles in the season’s main Prancing Horse closed-wheel car championships. Enrico Galliera, Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer, and Antonello Coletta, Head of Attività Sportive GT, attended the ceremony. The Ferrari Challenge Europe series honoured Emanuele Maria Tabacchi (Trofeo Pirelli), Frederik Paulsen (Trofeo Pirelli AM), Roger Grouwels (Coppa Shell), “Alex Fox” (Coppa Shell Am), Fabienne Wohlwend (Pirelli Ladies Cup) and Corinna Gostner (Shell Ladies Cup). The North American Ferrari Challenge North America series celebrated the triumphs of Cooper MacNeil (Trofeo Pirelli), Dave Musial (Trofeo Pirelli Am), Brad Horstmann (Coppa Shell), Justin Wetherill (Coppa Shell Am) and Eileen Bildman (Ladies Cup). Finally, the Ferrari Challenge UK featured category winners Lucky Khera (Trofeo Pirelli) and Jamie Thwaites (Coppa Shell). During the event, the dealers with the most points in the various national and continental series of the Prancing Horse one-make series received their respective Dealer Cups: Baron Motorsport (Ferrari Challenge Europe), Ferrari of Central Florida (Ferrari Challenge North America) and Graypaul Birmingham (Ferrari Challenge UK).
Abarth 124 rally@Rally Islas Canarias - ERC
A competitive grand finale in a showstopper Canary Islands Rally, the last appointment of the FIA ERC European Championship, valid for the Abarth Rally Cup. In the last Abarth Rally Cup’s race the Polish team Dariusz Polonski and Lukasz Sitek is in first place with the Abarth 124 rally of Rallytechnology Team. Behind them stand the Italian Andrea Mabellini and Nicolò Gonella, with the spider of the Bernini Rally team and the Napoca Rally Team’s colours. Even though he was mathematically champion before the start, Andrea Mabellini closed his season with a great performance in the Canary Islands, achieving the second place in a race valid for the single-seated Scorpio’s championship and, thanks to his second place in the ERC2 class - which is a category for the four-wheel drive cars with a turbo engine and the “Gran Turismo” RGT - he closed the season achieving the second place in the ERC2 classification of the European championship.
With the Concept EQT Mercedes-Benz Vans is giving a tangible impression of the first premium vehicle in the small van segment for families and private customers keen on leisure activities: the T-Class and its fully-electric variant. The near-series-production concept vehicle combines ample and versatile space for up to seven occupants and a generous luggage compartment with a Mercedes-typical design and approach to high-class appeal, comfort, functionality, connectivity and safety. Mercedes-Benz Vans is thus translating the V-Class's recipe for success into a compact format, bringing a new premium quality into the small van segment. The Concept EQT underscores the unique combination of premium comfort and uncompromising functionality with electric driving pleasure with an electric longboard which is perfectly integrated into the load compartment.
The EQS is the first all-electric luxury saloon from Mercedes-EQ. With it, Mercedes-EQ is redefining this vehicle segment. The EQS is also the first model to be based on the modular architecture for luxury and executive-class electric vehicles. Fusing technology, design, functionality and connectivity, the EQS delights both drivers and passengers. The first models to come onto the market are the EQS 450+ rated at 245 kW (NEDC combined electrical consumption: 18.9-16.2 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions: 0 g/km) plus the EQS 580 4MATIC rated at 385 kW (NEDC combined electrical consumption: 19.6-17.6 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions: 0 g/km). Fuel consumption acc. to WLTP: EQS 450+ combined electrical consumption 19.8-15.8 kWh/100 km, CO2 emissions 0 g/km; EQS 580 4MATIC combined electrical consumption 21.4-18.3 kWh/100 km, CO2 emissions 0 g/km.