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Fiat Grande Punto General Information

Fiat is back! Abarth is back! The Fiat Group with their Fiat and Lancia brands and through their tuning business Abarth - founded by Carlo Abarth but owned by the Fiat Group - was one of the biggest and most successful teams in rallying from the birth of the WRC until 1993. Although until 1993 Lancia and Fiat were the shown brand identities in rallying, Fiat daughter Abarth was always the business preparing and running their rally cars from 124 via 131, 037, Delta.... So it is a sensation they are back after such a long full break of well over a decade. And it is not surprising they were the first to run an S2000 car in major European events, the only ones to do so already in 2006. They even gave the WRC debut for any S2000 car in Turkey 2006. Looking at the overall history of rallying it further is not surprising Abarth/Fiat were to battle it out with Peugeot at the front of the classifications of the new IRC series.

One thing is entirely new, though. Abarth is now even a brand name! A brand name to identify Fiat's sporty models. It's a bit like MG is the name for sporty Rover models. It seems like a new retro trend, also Renault and Peugeot are thinking of reviving Alpine and Talbot brand names for certain model types, and Audi meanwhile showed a concept car based on and named after the old NSU TT. For Fiat the Punto is one of the main models and it became the first Fiat model to carry Abarth as an alternative brand name.

Fiat rallied the Punto already in a short but intensive S1600 project. This was the 2nd generation Punto, project code Fiat 188. Here in S2000 we have now the next, 3rd generation Punto, model code Fiat 199. As seems the norm, models become bigger beyond their original market segment with every new generation. Fiat doesn't even hide this fact. In contrary, not using project codes as official model name since the 131/132, Fiat acknowledges this in even publicially identifying the new Punto "Mk3" from previous generations as the Grande Punto.

And the sporty version of the Fiat Grande Punto is the Abarth Grande Punto. Not to blame the IRC organisers, but the technical rule makers FIA appear to be asleep: In a very obvious trend in modern times the Abarth Grande Punto is available with 2 engines, both being petrol turbo, but no 4x4. Ironic then that in S2000 rallying the Abarth Grande Punto is not allowed to have a turbo engine. It's absolutely crazy, at the time of writing this a 180BHP Abarth Grande Punto SS (=Super Sport) has just been announced, while the normal Abarth Grande Punto as a road car has a 1368cc turbo engine with 155BHP and 230NM torque - that means the road version (at least in the coming SS version) has more torque than the supposed to be sophisticated S2000 rally car!

The S2000 rally car is actually based on a Fiat version of the Grande Punto. Still, for this marketing background anything else but using the Abarth brand name to go rallying just wouldn't make sense - would be tempting to say. Indeed you do actually find this same S2000 car badged as Fiat. It also is homologated as a Fiat and for this controversy you find Fiat - and not Abarth as should be - in our IRC makes championship tables. Read the variation story for more name detail.
 

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Fiat Grande Punto Evolutions

 
 
Model & Evo. (Activity)
 
BHP@
RPM
Torque
(Nm)@
RPM
Length
Width
Height
Weight
(Kg/BPM
Ratio)
 
Trans.
(W'base)
Fiat Grande Punto Abarth (06-22) 270/8250 225/6500 4030.1800.1490 1200 (4.4) 4x4 (2510)

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Fiat Grande Punto Results

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Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego hh:mm:ss
9th. 2012 IRC Rallye Targa Florio S. Riolo F. Picarella #18 [UNKNOWN] 1:07:15.7
17th. 2011 WRC Rally of Jordan A. Llovera D. Vallejo #30 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
8th. 2011 IRC Ypres Rally L. Rossetti M. Chiarcossi #1 [UNKNOWN] 2:47:28.9
24th. 2011 WRC Acropolis Rally A. Llovera D. Vallejo #30 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
40th. 2011 WRC Rallye Catalunya A. Llovera D. Vallejo #30 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
22nd. 2010 WRC Rally Mexico A. Llovera B. Rozada #30 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
41st. 2010 WRC Rallye de Portugal A. Llovera B. Rozada #30 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
35th. 2010 WRC Rallye Deutschland A. Llovera B. Rozada #30 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
5th. 2010 IRC Rallye San Remo L. Rossetti M. Chiarcossi #4 [UNKNOWN] 2:36:53.7
7th. 2010 IRC Rallye San Remo G. Basso M. Dotta #1 [UNKNOWN] 2:37:50.6
11th. 2010 IRC Rallye San Remo R. Travaglia L. Granai #8 [UNKNOWN] 2:38:44.5
32nd. 2010 IRC Rallye San Remo M. Villa . UNKNOWN #35 [UNKNOWN] 2:51:44
17th. 2010 WRC Rallye Catalunya A. Llovera M. Marti #66 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
5th. 2009 IRC Rallye Monte Carlo G. Basso M. Dotta #2 [UNKNOWN] 4:45:13.7
7th. 2009 IRC Rallye Monte Carlo O. Burri F. Gordon #15 [UNKNOWN] 5:02:8.7
19th. 2009 WRC Rally Norway J. Tarabus D. Trunkat #44 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
3rd. 2009 IRC Rallye do Brazil Curitiba G. Basso M. Dotta #2 [UNKNOWN] 2:08:53.6
10th. 2009 IRC Rallye Acores B. Sousa J. Carvalho #17 [UNKNOWN] 2:45:2.1
18th. 2009 IRC Rallye Acores A. Alen T. Alanne #10 [UNKNOWN] 2:54:1.3
8th. 2009 IRC Ypres Rally G. Basso M. Dotta #3 [UNKNOWN] 2:36:41.2
14th. 2009 IRC Ypres Rally B. Casier F. Caesemaeker #10 [UNKNOWN] 2:45:22.2
3rd. 2009 IRC Rally Russia G. Basso M. Dotta #2 [UNKNOWN] 1:49:21.2
7th. 2009 IRC Rally Russia A. Alen T. Alanne #8 [UNKNOWN] 1:57:46
1st. 2009 IRC Rallye Madeira G. Basso M. Dotta #2 [UNKNOWN] 3:09:55.4
21st. 2009 IRC Rallye Madeira A. Llovera B. Rozada #23 [UNKNOWN] 3:32:8.2
16th. 2009 WRC Acropolis Rally B. Sousa J. Carvalho #32 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
10th. 2009 IRC Barum Rally Zlin L. Rossetti M. Chiarcossi #2 [UNKNOWN] 2:31:24.8
17th. 2009 IRC Barum Rally Zlin M. Cavigioli E. Cantoni #29 [UNKNOWN] 2:38:20.1
11th. 2009 IRC Barum Rally Zlin J. Orsak K. Vajik #27 [UNKNOWN] 2:32:39.5
11th. 2009 IRC Rallye Asturias G. Basso M. Dotta #2 [UNKNOWN] 2:48:55.1
12th. 2009 WRC Rally of Finland A. Alen T. Alanne #67 [UNKNOWN] 3:07:36.1
2nd. 2009 IRC Rallye San Remo L. Rossetti M. Chiarcossi #3 [UNKNOWN] 2:20:19.2
11th. 2009 IRC Rallye San Remo U. Scandola G. d'Amore #18 [UNKNOWN] 2:22:40.5
42nd. 2009 WRC Rallye Catalunya A. Llovera B. Rozada #77 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
15th. 2009 WRC Rally of Great Britain B. Sousa J. Carvalho #32 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
3rd. 2008 IRC Rally of Turkey (Istanbul) A. Alen T. Alanne #11 [UNKNOWN] 2:26:15.4
4th. 2008 IRC Rally of Turkey (Istanbul) R. Travaglia L. Granai #3 [UNKNOWN] 2:26:57.5
6th. 2008 IRC Rally of Turkey (Istanbul) D. Sola O. Sanchez #6 [UNKNOWN] 2:27:2.4
7th. 2008 IRC Rally of Turkey (Istanbul) V. Isik K. Ozsenler #5 [UNKNOWN] 2:29:35.1
4th. 2008 IRC Rallye de Portugal G. Basso M. Dotta #6 [UNKNOWN] 2:60:8.8
14th. 2008 IRC Rallye de Portugal J. Fontes A. Costa #11 [UNKNOWN] 3:15:6.3
6th. 2008 IRC Ypres Rally G. Basso M. Dotta #6 [UNKNOWN] 2:48:3.2
12th. 2008 IRC Ypres Rally A. Alen T. Alanne #16 [UNKNOWN] 2:52:39.2
2nd. 2008 IRC Rally Russia A. Alen T. Alanne #8 [UNKNOWN] 2:16:38.2
3rd. 2008 IRC Rally Russia G. Basso M. Dotta #3 [UNKNOWN] 2:17:11.2
2nd. 2008 IRC Rallye Madeira G. Basso M. Dotta #1 [UNKNOWN] 3:05:20.2
4th. 2008 IRC Rallye Madeira R. Travaglia L. Granai #4 [UNKNOWN] 3:05:56
7th. 2008 IRC Rallye Madeira U. Scandola G. d'Amore #9 [UNKNOWN] 3:07:43.4
9th. 2008 IRC Rallye Madeira J. Fontes A. Costa #10 [UNKNOWN] 3:09:0.7
11th. 2008 IRC Rallye Madeira V. Isik K. Ozsenler #5 [UNKNOWN] 3:11:33.9
5th. 2008 IRC Barum Rally Zlin R. Travaglia L. Granai #5 [UNKNOWN] 2:26:50.5
16th. 2008 IRC Barum Rally Zlin V. Isik K. Ozsenler #8 [UNKNOWN] 2:33:31.2
11th. 2008 IRC Barum Rally Zlin T. Kostka . UNKNOWN #29 [UNKNOWN] 2:31:26.2
1st. 2008 IRC Rallye Asturias G. Basso M. Dotta #3 [UNKNOWN] 2:34:39
5th. 2008 IRC Rallye Asturias M. Fuster J. Medina #9 [UNKNOWN] 2:38:44.7
6th. 2008 IRC Rallye Asturias A. Alen T. Alanne #5 [UNKNOWN] 2:38:55.7
1st. 2008 IRC Rallye San Remo G. Basso M. Dotta #2 [UNKNOWN] 2:56:25.4
4th. 2008 IRC Rallye San Remo R. Travaglia L. Granai #4 [UNKNOWN] 2:58:46.3
9th. 2008 IRC Rallye San Remo A. Alen T. Alanne #19 [UNKNOWN] 3:02:26.5
14th. 2008 IRC Rallye San Remo A. Pisi L. Constantini #32 [UNKNOWN] 3:06:18.5
5th. 2008 IRC Rallye du Valais G. Basso M. Dotta #2 [UNKNOWN] 2:40:21.7
6th. 2008 IRC Rallye du Valais A. Alen T. Alanne #11 [UNKNOWN] 2:40:26.3
21st. 2008 WRC Rally of Great Britain J. Tarabus D. Trunkat #47 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
3rd. 2007 IRC Safari Rally A. Navarra G. d'Amore #3 [UNKNOWN] 2:34:04
2nd. 2007 IRC Rally of Turkey (Istanbul) A. Navarra G. d'Amore #1 [UNKNOWN] 2:31:52.9
4th. 2007 IRC Rally of Turkey (Istanbul) A. Alen T. Alanne #6 [UNKNOWN] 2:33:20.7
6th. 2007 IRC Rally of Turkey (Istanbul) V. Isik K. Ozsenler #4 [UNKNOWN] 2:33:58.4
3rd. 2007 IRC Ypres Rally A. Navarra G. d'Amore #1 [UNKNOWN] 2:40:27.8
5th. 2007 IRC Ypres Rally U. Scandola L. Pirollo #12 [UNKNOWN] 2:42:18.7
18th. 2007 IRC Ypres Rally M. Solowow M. Baran #7 [UNKNOWN] 2:52:38.6
1st. 2007 IRC Rally Russia A. Alen T. Alanne #3 [UNKNOWN] 1:19:7.4
4th. 2007 IRC Rally Russia A. Navarra D. d'Esposito #1 [UNKNOWN] 1:23:25.8
1st. 2007 IRC Rallye Madeira G. Basso M. Dotta #1 [UNKNOWN] 3:06:13.4
4th. 2007 IRC Rallye Madeira J. Fontes F. Prata #15 [UNKNOWN] 3:09:52.4
6th. 2007 IRC Rallye Madeira C. Fontana R. Casazza #4 [UNKNOWN] 3:11:54
13th. 2007 IRC Rallye Madeira V. Isik K. Ozsenler #7 [UNKNOWN] 3:19:3.2
7th. 2007 IRC Barum Rally Zlin A. Navarra D. d'Esposito #1 [UNKNOWN] 2:32:58.5
8th. 2007 IRC Barum Rally Zlin R. Travaglia L. Granai #2 [UNKNOWN] 2:33:54.8
11th. 2007 IRC Barum Rally Zlin R. Odlozilik P. Odlozilik #24 [UNKNOWN] 2:35:29.6
13th. 2007 IRC Barum Rally Zlin V. Isik K. Ozsenler #12 [UNKNOWN] 2:36:35.3
2nd. 2007 IRC Rallye San Remo G. Basso M. Dotta #1 [UNKNOWN] 2:31:40.7
4th. 2007 IRC Rallye San Remo U. Scandola G. d'Amore #29 [UNKNOWN] 2:33:3.1
10th. 2007 IRC Rallye San Remo A. Navarra D. d'Esposito #8 [UNKNOWN] 2:34:12.1
11th. 2007 IRC Rallye San Remo F. Loix E. Chevaillier #9 [UNKNOWN] 2:34:29.5
3rd. 2007 IRC Rallye du Valais U. Scandola G. d'Amore #6 [UNKNOWN] 2:44:47.5
4th. 2007 IRC Rallye du Valais F. Loix E. Chevaillier #4 [UNKNOWN] 2:44:48.3
10th. 2007 IRC Rallye du Valais P. Roux E. Jordan #7 [UNKNOWN] 2:59:31.3
36th. 2006 WRC Rally of Turkey G. Basso M. Dotta #64 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
44th. 2006 WRC Rally of Turkey V. Isik . UNKNOWN #65 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00

Fiat Grande Punto Retirements

This is an unofficial Car Model Retirements list and may be incomplete.

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego Reason
Ret. 2012 WRC Rallye Catalunya A. Llovera D. Vallejo #49 [UNKNOWN] SS5 suspension
Ret. 2011 WRC Rallye Catalunya A. Llovera D. Vallejo #30 [UNKNOWN] SS7 brakes
Ret. 2011 WRC Rally of Finland A. Llovera D. Vallejo #30 [UNKNOWN] SS3 cambelt
Ret. 2011 WRC Acropolis Rally A. Llovera D. Vallejo #30 [UNKNOWN] SS7 steering
Ret. 2011 WRC Rally Sardinia Italy A. Llovera D. Vallejo #30 [UNKNOWN] SS4 crash
Ret. 2010 WRC Rallye de France Alsace A. Llovera B. Rozada #30 [UNKNOWN] SS10 ?
Ret. 2010 IRC Rallye Madeira L. Rossetti M. Chiarcossi #1 [UNKNOWN] SS12 crash
Ret. 2010 WRC Rally of Finland A. Llovera B. Rozada #30 [UNKNOWN] SS6 steering wheel paddles
Ret. 2010 WRC Rally of Finland A. Llovera B. Rozada #30 [UNKNOWN] SS15 ?
Ret. 2010 WRC Rally New Zealand A. Llovera B. Rozada #30 [UNKNOWN] SS12 ?
Ret. 2010 IRC Rallye Monte Carlo T. Gardemeister T. Tuominen #8 [UNKNOWN] SS11 accident damage
Ret. 2009 IRC RAC MSA Rally K. Cronin G. Shinnors #3 [UNKNOWN] SS6 crash
Ret. 2009 WRC Rallye Catalunya A. Llovera B. Rozada #77 [UNKNOWN] SS7 crash
Ret. 2009 IRC Rallye San Remo A. Pisi . UNKNOWN #22 [UNKNOWN] SS3 ?
Ret. 2009 IRC Rallye San Remo F. Duval D. Giraudet #2 [UNKNOWN] SS8 ?
Ret. 2009 IRC Rallye Asturias M. Fuster J. Medina #10 [UNKNOWN] SS2 crash
Ret. 2009 WRC Rally Australia (NSW) B. Sousa J. Carvalho #32 [UNKNOWN] SS20 crash
Ret. 2009 IRC Barum Rally Zlin J. Tarabus D. Trunkat #22 [UNKNOWN] SS6 engine
Ret. 2009 IRC Barum Rally Zlin G. Basso M. Dotta #4 [UNKNOWN] SS8 crash
Ret. 2009 IRC Barum Rally Zlin G. Grzyb P. Mazur #24 [UNKNOWN] SS13 crash
Ret. 2009 WRC Rally of Finland K. Räikkönen K. Lindström #70 [UNKNOWN] SS19 crash
Ret. 2009 IRC Rallye Madeira B. Sousa J. Carvalho #16 [UNKNOWN] SS6 engine
Ret. 2009 IRC Rallye Madeira L. Rossetti M. Chiarcossi #1 [UNKNOWN] SS16 crash
Ret. 2009 IRC Rallye Madeira M. Cavigioli E. Cantoni #22 [UNKNOWN] SS21 gearbox
Ret. 2009 IRC Rally Russia A. Alen T. Alanne #8 [UNKNOWN] SS9 suspension
Ret. 2009 WRC Rally Sardinia Italy B. Sousa J. Carvalho #132 [UNKNOWN] SS17 suspension
Ret. 2009 IRC Rallye Acores G. Basso M. Dotta #2 [UNKNOWN] SS12 suspension
Ret. 2009 WRC Rallye de Portugal B. Sousa J. Carvalho #132 [UNKNOWN] SS0 crash in shakedown
Ret. 2009 WRC Rallye de Portugal J. Tarabus F. Schovanek #144 [UNKNOWN] SS0 crash in shakedown
Ret. 2009 IRC Rallye do Brazil Curitiba A. Alen T. Alanne #4 [UNKNOWN] SS9 crash
Ret. 2009 WRC Rally Norway B. Sousa J. Carvalho #32 [UNKNOWN] SS7 engine
Ret. 2009 IRC Rallye Monte Carlo L. Rossetti M. Chiarcossi #5 [UNKNOWN] SS1 crash
Ret. 2009 IRC Rallye Monte Carlo T. Gardemeister T. Tuominen #10 [UNKNOWN] SS11 alternator
Ret. 2009 IRC Rallye Monte Carlo J. Maurin G. Thimonier #26 [UNKNOWN] SS12 ?
Ret. 2009 IRC Rallye Monte Carlo A. Alen T. Alanne #11 [UNKNOWN] SS66 clutch - last road section - from 6th
Ret. 2008 IRC Rallye du Valais U. Scandola G. d'Amore #7 [UNKNOWN] SS5 crash
Ret. 2008 IRC Rallye du Valais O. Burri B. Veillas #4 [UNKNOWN] SS4 mechanical
Ret. 2008 WRC Rallye Catalunya A. Llovera D. Vallejo #76 [UNKNOWN] SS12 crash
Ret. 2008 IRC Rallye San Remo U. Scandola D. d'Esposito #21 [UNKNOWN] SS4 crash
Ret. 2008 IRC Rallye San Remo A. Navarra G. d'Amore #8 [UNKNOWN] SS4 gearbox
Ret. 2008 IRC Rallye San Remo D. Auriol D. Giraudet #29 [UNKNOWN] SS4 gearbox
Ret. 2008 IRC Rallye Asturias D. Sola O. Sanchez #4 [UNKNOWN] SS11 crash
Ret. 2008 IRC Barum Rally Zlin G. Basso M. Dotta #3 [UNKNOWN] SS5 gearbox
Ret. 2008 IRC Barum Rally Zlin A. Alen T. Alanne #16 [UNKNOWN] SS5 gearbox
Ret. 2008 IRC Barum Rally Zlin G. Grzyb P. Mazur #19 [UNKNOWN] SS9 ?
Ret. 2008 IRC Rally Russia D. Auriol D. Giraudet #9 [UNKNOWN] SS4 suspension
Ret. 2008 IRC Rally Russia D. Sola O. Sanchez #6 [UNKNOWN] SS3 engine
Ret. 2008 IRC Rally Russia D. Auriol D. Giraudet #9 [UNKNOWN] SS5 differential
Ret. 2008 IRC Ypres Rally C. Fontana R. Casazza #1 [UNKNOWN] SS1 gearbox
Ret. 2008 IRC Ypres Rally V. Isik K. Ozsenler #3 [UNKNOWN] SS3 crash
Ret. 2008 IRC Ypres Rally D. Sola O. Sanchez #8 [UNKNOWN] SS10 crash
Ret. 2008 IRC Ypres Rally R. Travaglia L. Granai #5 [UNKNOWN] SS14 crash
Ret. 2008 IRC Rallye de Portugal A. Alen T. Alanne #15 [UNKNOWN] SS2 transmission
Ret. 2008 IRC Rallye de Portugal F. Duval P. Pivato #1 [UNKNOWN] SS9 wheel bearing after stage
Ret. 2008 IRC Rallye de Portugal D. Sola O. Sanchez #4 [UNKNOWN] SS10 withdrawn service - engine
Ret. 2008 IRC Rallye de Portugal D. Auriol D. Giraudet #19 [UNKNOWN] SS11 suspension
Ret. 2008 IRC Rally of Turkey (Istanbul) M. Solowow M. Baran #16 [UNKNOWN] SS4 engine
Ret. 2008 IRC Rally of Turkey (Istanbul) G. Basso M. Dotta #1 [UNKNOWN] SS9 accident damage
Ret. 2008 WRC Rally Mexico J. Kopecky P. Stary #61 [UNKNOWN] SS1 engine
Ret. 2007 IRC Rallye du Valais A. Navarra D. d'Esposito #2 [UNKNOWN] SS16 engine
Ret. 2007 IRC Rallye San Remo R. Travaglia L. Granai #4 [UNKNOWN] SS6 suspension
Ret. 2007 IRC Barum Rally Zlin C. Fontana R. Casazza #8 [UNKNOWN] SS5 suspension
Ret. 2007 IRC Barum Rally Zlin M. Solowow M. Baran #10 [UNKNOWN] SS7 engine
Ret. 2007 IRC Barum Rally Zlin A. Alen T. Alanne #3 [UNKNOWN] SS9 crash
Ret. 2007 IRC Barum Rally Zlin F. Loix E. Chevaillier #5 [UNKNOWN] SS12 suspension
Ret. 2007 WRC Rally of Finland A. Alen T. Alanne #61 [UNKNOWN] SS20 engine
Ret. 2007 IRC Rallye Madeira A. Navarra D. d'Esposito #2 [UNKNOWN] SS0 car would not start
Ret. 2007 IRC Rallye Madeira V. Sa . UNKNOWN #10 [UNKNOWN] SS1 crash
Ret. 2007 IRC Rallye Madeira F. Loix E. Chevaillier #3 [UNKNOWN] SS3 differential
Ret. 2007 IRC Rallye Madeira T. Czopik L. Wronski #18 [UNKNOWN] SS14 clutch
Ret. 2007 IRC Ypres Rally P. Tsjoen E. Chevaillier #10 [UNKNOWN] SS16 transmission
Ret. 2007 IRC Ypres Rally C. Fontana R. Casazza #6 [UNKNOWN] SS3 crash
Ret. 2007 IRC Ypres Rally V. Isik K. Ozsenler #4 [UNKNOWN] SS3 engine
Ret. 2007 IRC Safari Rally U. Scandola L. Pirollo #5 [UNKNOWN] SS10 engine
Ret. 2006 WRC Rally of Turkey G. Basso M. Dotta #64 [UNKNOWN] SS3 suspension
Ret. 2006 WRC Rally of Turkey V. Isik . UNKNOWN #65 [UNKNOWN] SS3 suspension
Ret. 2006 WRC Rally of Turkey V. Isik . UNKNOWN #65 [UNKNOWN] SS14 suspension