30 Jan 2018
The Maserati Polo Tour 2018 kicks off at the legendary "Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz" in collaboration with La Martina
Modena, January 29th 2018 - The Maserati Polo Tour 2018 kicked off with a thrilling start at the “Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz”, taking place in the spectacular setting of the frozen lake St. Moritz from January 26th – 28th. In a breathtaking final, Team Cartier claimed victory over Team Maserati by a score of 4.5 to 4.
Throughout the three days, four polo teams played entertaining and high-class matches to the delight of over 15,000 spectators – setting a new tournament record. Among the guests were a number of VIP personalities including England polo star Malcolm Borwick and Slalom World Champion Giorgio Rocca.
"We are proud to have kicked off in the breathtaking environment of St. Moritz for this year’s Maserati Polo Tour, a wonderful event presenting both social and sporting highlights to our guests," said Alberto Cavaggioni, Head of Maserati Europe. “Today’s match highlighted why we look forward to our annual International Polo Tour. The thrill of the competition, alongside the power and agility of the horses, are intrinsic values of our cars DNA.”
Enrico Roselli, CEO of La Martina, adds “La Martina has been part of the Snow Polo Tournament since its beginning, over thirty years ago, and our excitement remains unchanged. Our brand is built on a genuine passion for polo and all of the components that make it a uniquely compelling sport: vigor, fair-play, discipline, hard work and a level of entertainment that never ceases to amaze us. Every year, we are delighted to be a part of the unmissable event in the breathtaking frame of St. Moritz.”
The ‘Maserati Polo Team,’ comprised of Zhanna Bandurko/Raya Sidorenko (Handicap +0), Gerardo Mazzini (Handicap +6), Hissam al Hyder (Handicap +6) and Robert Strom (Handicap +4), played in St. Moritz for the first time and received thrilling support and cheers from the audience throughout their performance.
Maserati had a fleet of vehicles that offered a different kind of horsepower on display in the polo village. Spectators could take a closer look at the new Ghibli MY18, which performed a record number of test drives during the weekend, as well as the Quattroporte and the Levante MY18 with GranLusso and GranSport trims and advanced driving assistance systems.
Maserati aficionados were also able to enjoy exclusive weekend packages ranging from a Maserati Snow&Ice Experience with the Maserati Team, to an exclusive Gala dinner.
The “Snow Polo World Cup St. Mortiz” emphasized the long-lasting involvement of Maserati in the sport, and also underscored it’s partnership with the world's leading supplier of polo equipment, La Martina. The official polo worn by Team Maserati is available for purchase on the La Martina e-commerce website.
Detailed information on the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz can be found at: www.snowpolo-stmoritz.com
To keep up to date with all of the thrilling action from the global events, please follow the Maserati Polo Tour 2018 on www.maseratipolo.com.