Press Release Formula Abarth
Vicky Piria is Prema Powerteam's new driver for the 2011 Italian and European F.ACI-CSAI Abarth. The Umbria-based racer opted to join the operation directed by Angelo Rosin for her second full season in the Series, sanctioned and promoted by the Italian Motorsports Federation. Piria, 17, is the only Italian female racer entered in open-wheel competition, ready to battle at the top at the start of her 3rd season in the sport.
"Vicky has lots of potential and room for improvement. All we have to do is enable her to keep improving from the first pre-season tests. It's the first time we work together with a female racer and it'll be a privilege for us to make her climb up to the Series' highest level".
"For this season I decided to race in both the Italian and European Formula Abarth Championships. It'll be my second year with this kind of racecar, and I'm looking forward to be among the top spots in charts. I reflected a lot over the team's choice and I'm extremely happy with the decision we made. With a team like Prema I'll be definitely able to get some really rewarding results."