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SPARCO SIMULATES SUCCESS WITH ELLIP6

3 03 2014 posted by: Federico Fattori

We are proud to announce a new collaboration with fast growing French company Ellip6, whose simulation technology has proven to be an innovative solution for racing professionals and enthusiasts alike.

The company has two types of simulator, one available for race fans to emulate their racing heroes and the second which is dedicated to professional drivers for training purposes. For both these categories we will provide seats, steering wheels and seatbelts.

Many Sparco-affiliated drivers will already be familiar with the Ellip6 brand and Sparco itself is now proud to be part of its simulation success story. One driver to use Ellip6 extensively is 2013 European Le Mans Series champion Pierre Ragues whose Signatech-Alpine team is backed by Sparco.

Sparco’s Chief Operating Officer Aurelio Sportelli said: “We are pleased to be joining forces with Ellip6 by providing a range of Sparco equipment for its simulators, including seat, seat belts and steering wheels. Their range of simulators has proven to be very popular with race enthusiasts and professionals so we are thrilled to play a contributory role to their ongoing success.”

More about Ellip6 can be found at www.ellip6.com

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Nascar starts… with a pole!

21 02 2014 posted by: Federico Fattori

2014 NASCAR season gets underway at Daytona this weekend and we couldn’t wait anymore.

Austin Dillon’s debut in the Sprint Cup Series makes it even more special. We-ve been with him since he started his career and it’s very exciting to see him running in the most prestigious category of the Nascar universe. After his win in 2013 Nationwide Series we expect a lot from him in this season. The pole he took for the classic 500 mile race is a great starter!

This year’s event will be the 56th running of the Daytona 500 and flying the flag for Sparco in the Sprint Cup series will be Dillon and his fellow Richard Childress Racing team-mates Ryan Newman and Paul Menard, Kevin Harvick (Stewart-Haas Racing), Aric Almirola (Richard Petty Motorsports), Matt Kenseth (Joe Gibbs Racing), Casey Mears (Germain Racing), AJ Allmendinger (JTG Daugherty Racing), Michael McDowell (LFR Racing), Parker Kilgerman (Swan Racing) and Bobby Labonte (H Scott Racing).

Among that list of Sparco supported drivers, there are plenty of previous winners with Ryan Newman, Kevin Harvick and Matt Kenseth all past Daytona 500 Champions. Sparco will also have drivers in the Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series this season.

Sparco CEO Claudio Pastoris said: “NASCAR is one of the most important motorsport series in the USA and it is therefore incredibly valuable for Sparco to be represented by such a wealth of driving talent. Daytona 500 is a prestigious event and extremely popular for fans, drivers, teams and sponsors alike. Our range of race wear, including state-of-the-art overalls, will prove to be an important part of the race, as drivers demand nothing but comfort throughout the 500 mile event. Sparco is leading the way in race suit technology and for this weekend’s Daytona 500 we are also leading the way with a Sparco-backed driver, Austin Dillon, starting on pole. It promises to be a thrilling event.”

What more to say? Good luck everyone!

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Austin Dillon wins Daytona 500 pole

17 02 2014 posted by: Federico Fattori

Since Dale Earnhardt’s death on february 18 2001, the no.3 black Chevy never run the Daytona 500. But this year, Richard Childress, who earlier retired the number to honor the 7-time Nascar Sprint Cup champion, decided that he wants to see the legendary no.3 back on track. Austin Dillon has been chosen for this great return.

And he already payed back the trust of his grandfather, winning the Daytona 500 pole.

After victories in the Camping World Truck and Nationwide series, Austin wants to take a place in Sprint Cup’s history.

He’s already started.

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EXTREMA RS-10 showcased at Automotoretrò

10 02 2014 posted by: Sparco Official

We’ve had a significant presence at this week’s popular Automotoretrò exhibition in Turin, getting the opportunity to show off our latest product range.

We received great success and a fantastic reception from fans and professionals for our Hocotex suit technology with the brand new Extrema RS-10 overalls, the company’s lightest, most breathable, comfortable and durable race suit ever created.

During the exhibition we displayed the massive range of racing competition in which we are involved this year, from karting right up to international motorsport.

The event expected close to 50,000 spectators with 700 exhibitors. There was also for the second year running a tuning exhibition which brought together 240 tuning machines from across Europe.

Creativity + Motorsport = Automotoretrò!

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PODIUM FINISH FOR SPARCO-SUPPORTED BRYAN BOUFFIER IN RALLYE MONTE-CARLO

20 01 2014 posted by: Sparco Official

The 2014 World Rally Championship got underway in spectacular fashion this week with the iconic Rallye Monte-Carlo setting the scene for this year’s 13-round championship.

Sparco was once again at the forefront of the action with its state-of-the-art overalls being worn by some of the event’s lead contenders. Sparco has been proudly involved in the prestigious Monte-Carlo rally for over thirty years so it is fitting that the company continues to showcase its competitive range of racewear in this popular and demanding event.

Frenchman Bryan Bouffier led the charge for the Sparco-supplied drivers from the very first stage as he stormed to second place in the slippery conditions in his customer M-Sport Ford Fiesta. It was an incredibly tough start to the challenging rally as many drivers described the 25km Orpierre-St. Andre de Rosans 1 stage as the hardest of their careers.

Bouffier went on to win two out of the 15 stages, topping the classification in SS3 and SS8, while also finishing runner-up in a further four stages. The strong performances saw the past Monte-Carlo winner complete the 2014 event in a strong second place.

Of the official Sparco-supported M-Sport drivers, Elfyn Evans had a solid debut to his first full rally season with M-Sport by taking his Ford Fiesta to sixth, tackling some treacherous conditions in the closing loop.

Sparco’s high-performing Superleggera overalls proved once again to withstand the extreme conditions of Monte-Carlo and ensured that drivers could focus fully on the tough task in hand. Bouffier’s second place ensures that Sparco’s WRC season started in style. The next WRC event takes place in Sweden in early February.

Bryan Bouffier said: “It was my dream to finish on the podium. To have actually achieved it is a fantastic feeling and truly surpassed my expectations. It was a pleasure to battle for the lead. This is my first WRC podium on my first time with the Fiesta (RS WRC). I need to thank my co-driver and my entire team because without them, this result would not have been possible. I am also grateful to have had the support of Sparco for this event, who have equipped me well with comfortable and high-performing overalls and equipment. It is a real benefit to be able to rely on such quality racewear in such demanding conditions as Monte.”

Final WRC Classification
1. Sebastien Ogier     VW            3h55m14.4s
2. Bryan Boufier    M-Sport Ford        +1m18.9s
3. Kris Meeke    Citroen            +1m54.3s
4. Mads Ostberg    Citroen            +3m53.9s
5. Jari-Matti Latvala    VW            +6m08.3s
6. Elfyn Evans    M-Sport Ford        +8m37.4s

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SPARCO STARTS THE SEASON WINNING DAKAR RALLY

20 01 2014 posted by: Sparco Official

After a dramatic and action-packed two weeks, the 2014 Dakar Rally has come to a thrilling conclusion today with Sparco-equipped teams well represented in the final classification.

Sparco-supported teams have been particularly triumphant in the trucks category in this 36th running of the Dakar rally with the Kamaz Master Team’s Andrey Karginov taking the victory following a thrilling final stage.

It was an incredibly close-run battle between the leading two trucks after Gerard de Rooy fought hard in his Petronas Team Iveco to take the fight to Russian Karginov on the closing day. In the end, Karginov took the honours as Sparco was represented by the entire top five of the truck category.

Sparco has also played a key role in the car category with some high profile entries in this year’s event. Ultimately, it was Giniel de Villiers who finished the tough event as the highest placed of those using Sparco products, taking fourth place overall and fastest in today’s final stage.

Earlier in the event, Carlos Sainz was making headlines as he took several stage wins for the Red Bull SMG Rally Team. Sainz, who was using Sparco’s latest overalls developed with their innovative Hocotex technology, won the fourth and seventh stages before a crash in stage ten which brought his event to a premature end.

The results marked the conclusion of another epic Dakar which has this year taken in a brand new route through Argentina, Bolivia and Chile. 9,000km of challenging course has made this year’s Dakar one of the most demanding yet with an impressive line-up of 450 crews taking the start.

Sparco’s overalls, clothing and equipment has had to withstand a rigorous test and provide drivers and teams with the highest standards possible in one of the world’s toughest tests of man and machine.

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WRC – let’s get it started! It will be EXTREMA RS-10′s year.

15 01 2014 posted by: Federico Fattori


Two weeks passed after new year’s eve and the motorsport season is already on fire! We started following our teams in the Dakar last week and now is WRC time.

We are partnering with M-Sport this season, who will be looking to make an impact on the Monte-Carlo classification with multiple car entries. Leading the M-Sport factory entries is Mikko Hirvonen in the number 5 Ford Fiesta RS and Elfyn Evans making his full WRC debut in the number 6 car. Past Monte-Carlo winner Bryan Bouffier will run a customer M-Sport Ford Fiesta alongside his co-driver Xavier Panseri, both of whom will be contesting the event in Sparco racesuits. Fellow Frenchman François Delecour will also be wearing Sparco as he also pilots an M-Sport Ford Fiesta.

Sparco CEO Claudio Pastoris wished good luck to M-Sport drivers, who will wear the new EXTREMA RS-10 suit for the first time: “our race suits are ideal for the tough conditions expected at Rallye Monte-Carlo and we are pleased to be able to demonstrate our race suit technology in such a prestigious and demanding event”.

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