COPPA MILANO-SANREMO: SPOTLIGHTS POINTED ON THE XIII HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT
31st MARCH/1st-2nd APRIL 2022
At the start today the new edition of the most charming and ancient race in Italy
Milano, 31 March 2022
At the start today from the Autodromo Nazionale of Monza the XIII Historical Re-enactment of the Coppa Milano – Sanremo, the most charming and emblazoned race in Italy, scheduled from March 31 to April 2, 2022 and that will be run with the same spirit as always and the same passion of the gentlemen drivers who created it in 1906. The “Lady” of the races is ready for an edition full of unmissable news, logistical and sporting: if on the one hand the route for over 700 kilometers will offer to the “yesterday’s cars” the discovery of landscapes of timeless charm through the territories of Lombardia, Piemonte and Liguria until you reach the picturesque French Riviera, on the other hand the over 100 special tests (including 6 average) will make the race even more exciting and challenging.
About seventy cars of great prestige and historical value will take part in the event, with Italian and international crews, enthusiastic to return to the track by taking part in the competition that also this year is reconfirmed as the protagonist within the 2022 Italian Great Events Championship of ACI Sport, reserved for classic regularity races. Among the masterpieces in the race you can admire an Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 SS Zagato of 1929, together with a Jaguar XK-120 of 1952 and an Alfa Romeo GTA Junior of 1973, examples rich in charm and attractiveness. Great expectations for the quartet of Mercedes 300 SL Gullwings, the iconic “Gull Wings” of the Stuttgart-based company, a legendary car as well as having an inestimable historical value.
The Coppa Milano-Sanremo officially kicked off for the first time this morning at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, a cult location for motorsport. Here the event, on the occasion of the 100 years of the Autodromo, celebrated the legendary Temple of Speed with an unprecedented experience reserved for participants. Thanks to the well-established partnership with Mercedes-Benz, as institutional partner of the event, through the official dealer Merbag S.p.A. AMG brand lovers had the opportunity to exclusively test their favorite supercars on the more than 5,700 meters of the legendary Brianza track. In the hospitality lounge of the Autodromo di Monza, Frau took care of the guests of the event with a lounge area created with a selection of exclusive products, where two brand new Ghepard Maranello simulators offered by Wave Italy were also set up to allow the guests to experience the emotion of driving the drivers on the track.
In addition to the traditional technical and sporting checks and the always exciting free laps on the track, classic enthusiasts had the opportunity to test themselves in 12 new special stages on the iconic track that will also include the ancient and legendary elevated roads and some parts used exclusively in the recent ACI Rally Monza, the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship. In the afternoon there was the inaugural parade of cars to Milan to be then presented in front of the historic headquarters of AC Milano in Corso Venezia, in the heart of the city. The day ended with the official opening that will take place in the fascinating spaces of the urban garden of Milano Verticale | UNA Esperienze, located in the district of Porta Nuova – Garibaldi – Corso Como.
Tomorrow, Friday, April 1, the crews will start from Piazza XXV Aprile to compete in an exclusive series of exciting time trials which, for the first time, will be held in the unprecedented urban setting of THE DAP – Dei Missaglia Art Park.
The backdrop to the first leg of the race is the beautiful natural scenery that winds inland between Piemonte and Liguria and that will accompany the crews, after a pleasant break in Acqui Terme at the Cantine Cuvage, to the intermediate stage of Rapallo, and then conclude with the unmissable parade reserved for the participating cars, in the fascinating setting of the Marina di Portofino.
On Saturday April 2, the crews will be the protagonists of the last hard-fought challenges: after the traditional start from Rapallo, they will enter the heart of Genoa, and after more than one hundred special stages (six of which are medium) they will face the insidious curves of Passo del Turchino, Passo del Faiallo, Colle d’Oggia and Melogno, before stopping for a light lunch at the prestigious Yacht Club of Marina di Loano. The race will see the conclusion of the sporting part in Sanremo, the famous City of Flowers, with the traditional parade and then return to the Principality of Monaco, the cradle of international glamour, in the setting of the prestigious Fairmont Hotel for the unforgettable gala dinner and the final awards ceremony.
Tradition, competition, elegance and savoir faire: the elements that, in a perfect blend, have made the Coppa Milano-Sanremo since 1906 an unmissable appointment with timeless charm for gentlemen drivers and personalities of the international jet set.
The XIII Rievocazione Storica boasts illustrious partners: Urban Up | Unipol, the project dedicated to the enhancement of the real estate assets of the Unipol Group, and Mercedes-Benz, as institutional partner of the event, through its official dealer Merbag S.p.A. Among the important partners, there is the consolidated collaboration with Cuvage, the Italian excellence of classic method sparkling wine, which will be official supplier of the race for the beverage sector, Marina di Loano S.p.A., which will host one of the most fascinating stages of the race, Tag Heuer – Official Time Keeper, Riva – Brand Experience Santa Margherita Ligure and Milano Verticale| UNA Esperienze, exclusive location of the opening night, which will host one of the most fascinating stages of the route, Tag Heuer – Official Time Keeper, Riva – Brand Experience Santa Margherita Ligure and Milano Verticale| UNA Esperienze, exclusive location of the opening evening.
Official Suppliers: Castrol, Continental, Eyepetizer, ACI Global, Consorzio Olio DOP Riviera Ligure, Consorzio Moscato d’Asti DOCG, Lycam, Frau, Zero Time, Wave Italy.
The prestigious event is the second round of the ACI Sport Italian Major Events Championship, which also includes the Coppa delle Alpi, the Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti, the Gran Premio Nuvolari and the Targa Florio Classica. The event is sponsored by: Comune di Milano, Comune di Monza, Regione Piemonte, Regione Liguria, Comune di Genova, Città di Rapallo, Città di Sanremo, Comune di Acqui Terme, Comune di Portofino, Comune di Loano, Comune di Sassello, Hello Rapallo.
Participation in the race will be open to cars built between 1906 and 1990, with F.I.V.A. passport, or F.I.A. Heritage chip, or A.S.I. homologation, or A.C.I. Sport chip, or belonging to a brand register, in order to embrace the important historical heritage of the different groups. Following the strong feedback of the last edition and with the intent to expand the target audience, the organization will propose an additional category reserved for youngtimers, instant classic and modern supercars called “Rendez-Vous”.
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