Today begins the 1000 Miglia which turns 40 and is in better shape than ever

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As usual, the 40th edition of the 1000 Miglia started this morning from Brescia, which until 18 June will cross parts of northern and central Italy in a clockwise direction, making the engines of the most prestigious historic racing cars in the world roar. The route will unfold between Cervia-Milano Marittima, Rome and Parma. After the departure from Brescia the cars headed towards Lake Garda, first Salò then Desenzano del Garda and Sirmione; from here they paraded through the Sigurtà Garden Park, Mantua and Ferrara, to then reach Cervia-Milano Marittima for the end of the first day.

Tomorrow we will leave from the town on the Adriatic coast, with the route that includes a detour to Forlì, the ascent to San Marino, the descent towards the interior to Passignano sul Trasimeno and the passage to Norcia to conclude the stage with the Roman walkway of Via Veneto.

The third day is the longest stage of the Mille Miglia: after the departure from the capital, the cars will go up towards Ronciglione and head towards Siena. From here they will turn to reach Pontedera, from where they will travel in the direction of Viareggio and finally reach Parma to conclude the third day. The last day will immediately engage the cars with a series of tests in the Varano de ‘Melegari circuit, to then pass through Salsomaggiore Terme, Stradella, Pavia and reach the Monza racetrack where the crews will test their skills with stopwatches. and pressure switches on the track that turns 100 years old in 2022. Finally, before reaching the Brescia finish line, the competing cars will greet Bergamo in a symbolic anticipation of the twinning that will see the two cities united in the Brescia-Bergamo Italian Capital of Culture 2023 project.

In addition to the historic race, the 1000 Miglia Green will take place, which focuses on the theme of sustainable mobility: it is a challenge for alternative-fueled cars that for the third consecutive year will have to cover the entire track of the race reserved for historic cars. The participation of the latter is linked to compliance with specific requirements, given that the organization’s purpose is to guarantee the originality of the cars in the race. The automobiles are distinguished between “Participants” or the specimens that have individually taken part in at least one edition from 1927 to 1957 and Eligible “that is vehicles belonging to a model that has participated in one of the twenty-four speed editions up to 1957. In the last year, thanks to a detailed consultation of the Mille Miglia Historical Archive, it was possible to identify twenty-eight other cars which thus bring the total of the various models participating from 1927 to 1957 to a good nine hundred and thirty.

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