Dubai Polo Team wins the Maserati Bronze Cup at the 45th International Polo Tournament in Sotogrande

15 08 2016

Spanish top model Nieves Alvarez hands over the Maserati Bronze Cup

August 15, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The Maserati Bronze Cup Final took place yesterday and saw Dubai Polo Team winning over Lechuza Caracas by 11 to 7. The Maserati Bronze Cup is the first of three high handicap trophies to be awarded during the 45th International Polo Tournament in Sotogrande, held at the iconic Santa Maria Polo Club, of which Maserati is the Official Car.

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Dubai Polo Team’s patron Rashid Albwardy, together with Santiago Stirling, Alejo Taranco and Adolfo Cambiaso, the best polo player in the world, dominated the match from start to finish, achieving a well-deserved victory over Lechuza Caracas, the team owned by Venezuelan entrepreneur Victor Vargas.

Adolfo Cambiaso, with six goals, was the top scorer and best player of the match, while Julian Lusarreta was the opposing team’s best player – with five goals.

Uruguayan Santiago Stirling of Dubai Polo Team, said after the game: “Fortunately we were able to play good polo and win. No doubt there are still things to fix, but today we are really proud of ourselves, and we will do our best to maintain and further improve our level of play over the remainder of the tournament.”

The 45th International Polo Tournament in Sotogrande is the third Grand Slam polo event of the year: the high competitive value that distinguishes it, attracts the best players and the best teams in the world. The Sotogrande tournament is the fifth stage of the Maserati Polo Tour 2016 in collaboration with La Martina, which will end in September in Beijing with the China Open Polo.

In Sotogrande, Maserati has a strong presence within the various 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 new Levante, are all available to be test driven with Maserati’s team of professional drivers.

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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 17:00 to 22:00 until August 28, the Maserati Store in Sotogrande offers a selection of accessories, clothes and memorabilia of the historic Italian car manufacturer.

Spanish top model Nieves Alvarez arrived at the Santa Maria Polo Club in a brand new Maserati Levante SUV. Looking stunning in a coral dress by designer Charo Ruiz, wearing Bulgari jewels and Aquazzura sandals, she said after the game: “I’m delighted to be here in Sotogrande to hand over the Maserati Bronze Cup. Polo is an exciting sport that combines dedication, passion, power and elegance. The same qualities which can be found in the new Maserati SUV, the Levante, which I’m so excited to drive.”

A host of celebrities watched the high octane match from the Maserati VIP terrace, including Nieves Alvarez, Vogue Spain Editor in Chief Yolanda Sacristan, with her husband, former basketball player of the Spanish National Team Jose Miguel Antunez and Vicente Dalmau Cebrian, Earl of Creixel.

Sotogrande is part of the Maserati Summer Tour, held in the most glamorous summer locations across Europe, such as Forte dei Marmi, Porto Cervo, Ibiza and Majorca.

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.

Source: Maserati S.p.A 

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