thu23mar(mar 23)9:00 amsun26(mar 26)12:00 pmXIV COPPA MILANO-SANREMO - Milano - Rapallo - Sanremo (IT) - Montecarlo (MC)INTERNATIONAL REGULARITY COMPETITION HISTORICAL REVIVAL9:00 am - 12:00 pm (26) UTC+2 Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Via Vedano, 5, 20900 Monza MB, Italia Event Organized By: Equipe Grand Prix Event Type :Classic race
HISTORY The Milano-Sanremo can boast of the exclusive title of the oldest race in Italy, as its first edition was held back in April 1906. Since then there have
The Milano-Sanremo can boast of the exclusive title of the oldest race in Italy, as its first edition was held back in April 1906.
Since then there have been many editions that have followed and consolidated the exclusive coat of arms.
The Milano-Sanremo was born at the dawn of the last century from the intuition of a group of pioneering “gentlemen drivers” of the time who wanted to give the opportunity to the first wealthy enthusiasts to try their hand at what was then a daring walk towards the sea and the spring colors of the Ligurian Riviera. It was, however, at the end of the 1930s that the competition experienced its greatest splendour, before the forced suspension
during the Second World War which, however, did not prevent it from regaining its ancient splendour as early as 1948, thanks also to the ever-increasing number of spectators who were following the race in those years.
Thanks to its format practically unchanged over the years, the Milano-Sanremo becomes
a reference point also for an increasing number of foreign crews, also pointing out for the conspicuous participation of women that will even lead to the establishment of a special “Cup of Ladies”. It was definitively interrupted in 1973, following the oil crisis, and in 2003 it was reborn as a historical reenactment capable of attracting collectors from all over the world and eager to try their hand at the famous roads that lead from the Lombard capital to the City of Flowers.
THE XII HISTORICAL REVIVAL
After the return in style with the X Historical Revival, the Coppa Milano Sanremo is reaffirmed in the panorama of the great classic races with many new features planned for the next edition.
For this XII Historical Revival, the organizers have set themselves, from a sporting point of view, two important objectives: the increase in the number of crews, with the declared intention of increasing the level of competition and, consequently, create a more attractive and engaging, so as to make the entire race even more selective and attractive from a sporting point of view. The route itself will be made even more “technical”, with a view to creating an even more compelling race format than in the previous edition.
The maximum number of crews admitted and the participation by invitation remains confirmed, as well as the formula of the classic regularity with surveys to the hundredth of a second to which will be added a greater number of special tests in the media, in line with the current trend.
The ACI, in particular through its territorial emanation of Milan, will be also in this edition the body that will officially sponsor the event and, through its sports body (ACI Sport), will confer its competitive value in the competitions of classical regularity. As last year, there will be the opportunity to participate in the race of tourist regularity, which provides, compared to the formula of classic regularity, a lower number of special tests and a greater range of eligibility of cars, going to use all 11 groups provided by the rules of ACI Sport (from 1906 to 1990).
Always one of the strengths of the Coppa Milano-Sanremo, capable of to renew itself every year without ever losing the essential link with the path of the historical editions.
One of the main characteristics that has made the Coppa Milano-Sanremo famous throughout the world, during its long history, has always been the territory that winds between Lombardy, Piedmont and Liguria. A mix of maritime and mountain landscapes that has always fascinated its competitors and allowed them to fully enjoy some of the most evocative places of our wonderful peninsula.
As last year, the legendary Monza Circuit will be the “overture” of the event, welcoming the crews along its wonderful 5.7 kilometres of asphalt, rich in history and magic. From here it will be the Lombard capital to take the baton of the event, with the exclusive fashion show inside the so-called “Quadrilatero della Moda” which will live its highlight with the presentation to the public of the crews in Via Montenapoleone. Presentation of a little before the traditional gala dinner that will officially open the event.
Exclusive prologue to the unique succession of curves and breathtaking landscapes that will lead competitors to cross the beautiful city centers of Vigevano and Alessandria, Alba, Acqui Terme. From here you will head straight for Val Borbera, not before stopping for refreshments at Villa Pomela. End of the first day in Rapallo, with the traditional parade of cars on the seafront and arrival at Porto Carlo Riva with its welcome cocktail.
As always, great commitment for the second and final day of competition that will see the crews compete along the famous passes of Faiallo and Sassello to conclude with the legendary Colli d’Oggia and Melonio that will precede the arrival in Sanremo, scheduled for mid-afternoon. From here, as already happened with success last year, the grand finale of this 2020 edition, that is the transfer via Aurelia to the Principality of Monaco that will host also this year the participants of the Historical Re-enactment for a final full of glamour and fun, with arrival in the charming setting of Port Hercule that will precede the exclusive gala dinner in the heart of Monte Carlo.
As per tradition three rich days of emotions, spectacle, competition and glamour, all enclosed in an even more unique frame and exclusive than in the past.
– Monza ENI Circuit
– AC Milano
– Via Montenapoleone
– Piazza del Duomo
– Vigevano and Alba
– Langhe and surroundings
– Rapallo and Portofino
– Loano Yacht Club
23 (Thursday) 9:00 am - 26 (Sunday) 12:00 pm UTC+2
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