The brand new Zing Trofeo Abarth 500 GB series has announced the confirmation of the calendar for the inaugural year, consisting of six races in the UK plus the jewel in the crown – Monza.

The Trofeo Abarth 500 GB is unique in the respect that it has cherry-picked events to support including DTM and British Superbikes.

Championship Organiser Paolo Callea said today:

“This is a great racing calendar for our first season. We are running alongside some of the most recognisable racing series in the world and at the same time we are trying some new things. We are really excited that we can offer our teams and drivers the opportunity to drive on six fantastic, different race tracks and be part of some of the UK's biggest racing weekends.”

“The calendar is well spaced, and by racing with events like British Superbikes and the Silverstone Classic, we expose the series to a wide variety of motorsport fans.”

The first round of the new series kicks on during the Easter Bank Holiday weekend at Oulton Park, running alongside the British F3 and British GT event.

Round 2 sees the series head to Silverstone supporting the FIA Formula Two race on the new Silverstone GP layout before the British Grand Prix.

Round 3 is where things start to get diverse on the calendar, the series heads to Cadwell Park to support the MCN British Superbike round and gives organisers the chance to show the series off to a whole new crowd.

In June the series joins the GT Cup Championship and Formula Palmer Audi at Snetterton before heading back to Silverstone to race at the Silverstone Classic weekend.

The last race in the UK will see the Abarths head to Brands Hatch to support the DTM series as they head to the UK.

This leads us to the last race of the season, a special one-off finale at Monza, with fans being promised a 'World Cup Final' featuring drivers and teams from Europe, Italy and Great Britain.

Callea concluded:

“It's great to be able to combine with the European and Italian championships and create a great spectacle for fans. Being able to race the new Abarth 500 Assetto Corse at Monza is a great tribute to the long racing heritage that runs through the ethos of what we are trying to create with the Trofeo GB.”

“With the calendar confirmed, we are looking forward to putting on a great show in 2010.”

The Confirmed Trofeo Abarth 500 GB Calendar – 2010

* 3/5 April Oulton Park (British F3/ British GT)
* 17/18 April Silverstone GP (FIA Formula Two)
* 22/23 May Cadwell Park (British Superbikes)
* 26/27 June Snetterton (GT Cup Championship & Formula Palmer Audi)
* 24/25 July Silverstone GP (Silverstone Classic)
* 4/5 September Brands Hatch Indy (DTM / Trofeo Europe*)
* 23/24 October Monza, Italy (Trofeo Europe / Italy / GB)