High Octane Horsepower as the Maserati 2017 Polo Tour Kicks off in the Snow of St. Moritz
Maserati’s new Levante SUV performed a record of test drives on snow for its first time in St. Moritz
The Maserati Polo Tour 2017 kicked off in thrilling style with the “Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz.” Taking place on the town’s frozen lake between 27th – 29th January 2017, it saw Rommy Gianni’s Team Cartier eventually claim victory over Melissa Ganzi’s Team Badrutt’s Palace by 7 to 4.
The only high-goal polo tournament played on snow, over the three days of the competition, the four polo teams played entertaining and high-class matches to the delight of over 15 000 spectators – a new tournament record. The spectacularly sunny weather conditions transformed the polo field, especially with the captivating snow-capped mountains as a backdrop. Among the guests spotted basking in the sun lit high goal action were British Polo Star Malcolm Borwick, Motor Bike Legend Giacomo Agostini and Slalom World Champion Giorgio Rocca.
“We are delighted to have kicked off this year’s Maserati Polo Tour with such a unique tournament in a breathtaking environment”, said Giulio Pastore, General Manager Maserati Europe. “It is such an honor to welcome the best polo players from all over the world every year here in St. Moritz and watch their thrilling tournament and all the ‘horse power’ behind it.”
Enrico Roselli, CEO of La Martina, adds “La Martina has been involved in the Snow Polo tournament since the very beginning, 30 years ago. For this reason, we feel St.Moritz is close to the heart of our Brand. The event kick-starts the European Polo season and is a moment you cannot miss. It is an opportunity to create a unique experience with our partner Maserati, endorsing our passion for the sport and enjoying excellent polo performances.”
The ‘Maserati Polo Team’ from Malaysia with James Beh (Handicap +1), Ms Lovy Beh (1), Joevy Beh (5) Chevy Beh (5) and Gaervy Beh (5) played in St. Moritz for the first time and received strong support and cheers from the audience throughout their performance.
A different sort of horsepower was being eyed up next to the pitch. Spectators could take a closer look at Maserati’s new Levante, the brand’s first SUV, which was launched in the Spring 2016. The Levante performed a record number of test drives throughout the entire Polo weekend. Guests could furthermore discover the new Quattroporte MY17 as well as the Ghibli MY17 with their new equipment packages and advanced driving assistance systems. Maserati aficionados were also able to enjoy packages ranging from a Maserati Snow Golf Tournament to an exclusive Gala dinner as well as the snow polo.
The tournament marked the exciting kick-off of the Maserati Polo Tour 2017 and emphasized the long-lasting involvement of Maserati in the sport. Accompanied by the successful partnership with the world’s leading supplier of polo equipment, La Martina, the Maserati Polo Tour 2017 will bring many more highlights to this year’s international polo scene.
The official polo worn by Team Maserati is a product of the continuing collaboration between La Martina and Maserati. Made in pure cotton with a fleece lining, it can be purchased online from the La Martina e-commerce website.