COPPA MILANO-SANREMO: SECOND DAY OF THE XIII HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT STARTS
31st MARCH/1st-2nd APRIL 2022
Milano, 1 April 2022
Today saw the start of the second day of the XIII Historical Re-enactment of the Coppa Milano – Sanremo, the most fascinating and historic race in Italy, which will be run until 2 April 2022 with the same spirit and the same passion as the gentlemen drivers who created it in 1906.
The “Lady” of the races already from the first day brought to the track an edition full of unmissable logistical and sporting novelties, in a perfect blend of competition and spectacle, tradition and savoir faire, elements that have always made the Coppa Milano-Sanremo an unmissable event with a unique and exclusive charm for gentlemen drivers and personalities of the international jet set; not to mention the 100 special stages (of which 6 medium) to make the race even more exciting and challenging from a sporting point of view.
Around seventy cars of great prestige and historical value have taken part in the event since yesterday, with Italian and international crews enthusiastic about returning to the track to take part in the competition which, once again this year, is confirmed as the protagonist within the 2022 Italian Great Events Championship of ACI Sport, reserved for classic regularity races.
Among the masterpieces in the race there are an Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 SS Zagato of 1929 and a Jaguar XK-120 of 1952 together with an Alfa Romeo GTA Junior of 1973, examples full of charm and attractiveness. There was also great enthusiasm for the quartet of Mercedes 300 SL Gullwings, the iconic Stuttgart ‘Gull Wing’, a legendary car of inestimable historical value.
The Coppa Milano-Sanremo officially started for the first time yesterday at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, a cult location for motorsport where, in addition to the traditional technical and sporting checks and the always exciting free laps on the track, classic enthusiasts had the opportunity to try 12 new special stages on the iconic track which also includes the ancient and legendary elevated roads. The tests required a special effort from the crews, but they were surprised and thrilled by the unprecedented experience they were able to take part in. In the afternoon the inaugural parade of the cars headed for Milan to be presented in front of the historic headquarters of AC Milano in Corso Venezia, in the heart of the city, concluding the day with the official opening in the fascinating spaces of the urban garden of Milano Verticale | UNA Esperienze, located in the Porta Nuova – Garibaldi – Corso Como district.
At dawn today, Friday 1 April, the crews set off from Piazza XXV Aprile to take part in a series of thrilling time trials which, for the first time ever, took place in an unusual urban setting. In fact, THE DAP – Dei Missaglia Art Park, was the venue for this special experience, which is part of the INOLTRE project by Urban Up | Unipol dedicated to the regeneration of Milan’s suburbs, of which THE DAP is the most recent and important element, perfectly combining with the important programme to enhance the area that the Coppa Milano-Sanremo carries out year after year.
The backdrop for the first stop of the race was the splendid natural scenery in the inland between Piemonte and Liguria. After a pleasant break in Acqui Terme at the Cantine Cuvage, the crews travelled to the intermediate stage in Rapallo, concluding with the unmissable défilé and contest of elegance in the fascinating setting of the Marina di Portofino, the pearl of Tigullio.
The event is reserved for participating cars and divided into 4 categories: Veteran for cars built up to 1946, Vintage from 1946 to 1976, Instant Classic and Sportscar.
Tomorrow, Saturday 2 April, the crews will be the protagonists of the last hard-fought challenges: after the traditional start from Rapallo, they will enter the heart of Genova up to Piazza de Ferrari and, after more than one hundred special stages (six of which are medium), they will face the treacherous curves of the Passo del Turchino, Passo del Faiallo, Colle d’Oggia and Melogno, before stopping for a light lunch at the prestigious Yacht Club in Marina di Loano.
The race will see the sporting part come to an end in Sanremo, the famous City of Flowers, ready to crown, as it does every year, the winners of the Historical Re-enactment that bears its name. With a view to guaranteeing the competition a unique cosmopolitan experience, the Coppa Milano-Sanremo will 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 prize-giving ceremony. A conclusion to seal the virtual twinning between the Autodromo di Monza and the Principality of Monaco, as a tribute to two iconic places, cult of world motorsport.
The XIII re-enactment of the Coppa Milano – Sanremo 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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