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4 Aug 2016

Maserati makes its debut as Official Car and title sponsor of the Bronze Cup at the 45th International Tournament Santa Maria Polo Club in Sotogrande

The iconic Spanish tournament is the fifth round of the Maserati Polo Tour 2016 - The first Maserati Store in Spain is now officially open

The 45th International Tournament at the Santa Maria Polo Club in Sotogrande has officially started and Maserati took centre stage as it made its debut as the Official Car of the Tournament as well as the title sponsor of the Bronze Cup. The Maserati Bronze Cup Final will take place at the Santa Maria Polo Club in Sotogrande on August the 11th, 2016.

The opening match saw Dubai Polo Team beat Brunei by 16 to 12. Emir Rashid Albwardy’s team, led by Adolfo Cambiaso, the best polo player in the world, had a really good start defending their title at the Santa María Polo Club.

The International Polo Tournament in Sotogrande is the third event of the Grand Slam circuit, and its highly competitive nature attracts the best players and teams in the world. Last year over 88,000 visitors attended the event, which is regarded both nationally and internationally as one of the largest of its kind, as well as a firm social fixture in the Spanish Summer calendar.

Although this is the first polo tournament sponsored by Maserati in Spain, 2016 is the third year of the Maserati Polo Tour in collaboration with La Martina: Sotogrande represents the fifth stage of the six planned for this year. The Maserati Polo Tour will end in September in Beijing with the China Open Polo. The Maserati 2016 polo season lasts for nine months, covering three continents and six different time zones.

In Sotogrande Maserati has a strong presence within the different facilities of the Santa Maria Polo Club, with a lounge, two VIP boxes and a Maserati Store. Visitors of the Santa Maria Polo Club can also book a test drive: from the Ghibli executive saloon, to the Quattroporte flagship, as well as the first Maserati SUV, the all new Levante are all available to be test driven with Maserati’s team of professional drivers.

Maserati has unveiled exclusively at the Santa Maria Polo Club in Sotogrande the first Maserati Store in Spain: located in the main pavilion and open daily from 17: 00h to 22: 00h until August 28, the Maserati Store in Sotogrande offers a selection of accessories, clothes and memorabilia of the historic Italian car manufacturer.

Giulio Pastore, General Manager Maserati Europe, commented: "In the sport of Polo we find elements that we consider of great relevance, since they are a strong part of Maserati’s DNA: Polo means passion, performance, action and pursuit of perfection. Furthermore, this particular Tournament is a high octane event that combines sport and fashion in an environment of great elegance, where the attending public shows great affinity with our brand. This is Maserati’s third year in this wonderful sport and Maserati could not miss the opportunity to be a fundamental part of one of the most prestigious events of the Grand Slam circuit ".

For more information and to book test drives please contact: maseratitour.esp@maserati.com or +34 651 188 532.

About Maserati

Officine Alfieri Maserati was founded on December the 1st, 1914 in Bologna. Since then, Maserati has played a significant role in the history of sports car culture and its development. Each Maserati car is like a work of art and tells the proud history of the brand. Celebrating over 100 years of unmistakable style and technological innovation, Maserati is a rapidly expanding company. Present in more than 65 countries worldwide, it has established its role as an international ambassador of Italian excellence. This excellence can be experienced every day through its exceptional product line up, which includes: the GranTurismo coupe’, the GranCabrio four-seater convertible, the Ghibli executive saloon, the Quattroporte flagship saloon and the first Maserati SUV, the all new Levante.

About La Martina

La Martina is a family-based polo lifestyle company with a strategic retail division and a focused philosophy about what this sport represents. By investing in technical equipment, conducting research in laboratories, and developing cutting edge products, La Martina is consistently leading the way in safety and performance on the polo field. Off the polo field, La Martina understands that polo is a passion, a lifestyle choice, and an historic sport with a unique culture that needs to be protected and preserved. La Martina helps in doing just this: supporting clubs, associations, professionals and amateurs through the generations, the “aspiring” and the “aspirational”.

With global offices in north and South America, Switzerland and the UK, La Martina manages an international network that is uniquely positioned to be the market leader in the organization and support of polo.

You can stay updated on all of Maserati Polo Tour events through the website: www.maseratipolo.com, where you can access photos and content.

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