1992 Alfa Romeo 155GTA S1 (Francia)
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The alfisti.gr club guested the Greek champion driver S.Rokkos Italian friend mr. Fabio Sordi.
alfisti.gr track day at Serres racing circuit poudly present the 2nd Italian champion car (S1 'Superturismo 1992) with lot of history and victories.
I am very proud to be a part of this teamwork (Scuderia Mediolanum) and the result was perfect!
The 155 was very successful in touring car racing, using the Supertouring-homologated GTA and the V6 TI for the DTM. Between 1992 and 1994, the 155 managed to take the Italian Superturismo Championship, the German DTM championship (both with Nicola Larini at the wheel), the Spanish Touring Car Championship (with Adrián Campos), and the British Touring Car Championship (with Gabriele Tarquini). The 155 remained competitive until it was replaced with the 156, finishing third in the DTM (then known as the International Touring Car Championship, or ITC) in 1996 with Alessandro Nannini and winning the Spanish championship again in 1997 with Fabrizio Giovanardi. In 1993 Larini in an Alfa 155 placed second in the FIA Touring Car Challenge behind Paul Radisich in a Ford Mondeo. The 156 was to continue the high standard set by the 155, winning the European Touring Car Championship multiple times.
Short story of 155GTA "jolly club"
1992 Francia had been helping to develop a new Super Touring weapon...the 155 GTA. And a potent machine it was. Capable of producing +400bhp, the four works 155s won 17 of the 20 races in the 1992 Italian championship. Driving the car prepared by the Jolly Club team, Giorgio won three races, took three fastest laps, and finished in the top 5 in every race. In total he scored 278 points, but had to drop his worst two results, which reduced his tally to 260.
Meanwhile, Larini had taken more wins, and claimed the title with 284 points at the Italian Superturismo Championship.Now the power upgrade close to 600Hp and the top speed is 315Kph.
Special thanks to my friend S.Rokkos, my new friend F.Sordi & alfisti.gr for this amazing driving experience...