ENGINES WARM UP FOR THE XIV RE-ENACTMENT HISTORICAL COMMEMORATION OF THE COPPA MILANO-SANREMO
23 – 26 MARCH 2023
The new edition of Italy’s oldest race and its most important initiatives in Liguria presented in Genova
Genova, 16 March 2023
With just a few days to go before the start of the XIV Rievocazione Storica of Coppa Milano – Sanremo, scheduled from 23 to 26 March 2023, the engines are warming up for an edition that promises to be full of unmissable logistic and sporting novelties. The event reconfirms itself as protagonist within the ACI Sport’s Italian Great Events Championship 2023, reserved to the most important classic regularity races, and points its lights on Liguria, a region that will enthusiastically welcome the crews and host a relevant part of the competition.
Augusto Sartori, Councillor for Tourism and Major Events of the Region of Liguria says: “The historic commemoration of the Coppa Milano-Sanremo has already reached its fourteenth edition and can therefore be defined as a classic motor race because year after year it attracts an ever-increasing number of enthusiasts, not only motor enthusiasts but also the merely curious, attracted by these beautiful and fascinating vintage racing cars. This race is also an opportunity to highlight our region, since half of the race will take place on the roads of Liguria. Sanremo, the Riviera di Ponente, and Genoa: coastal and inland territories characterised by magnificent landscapes that I’m sure will win over the drivers involved in the competition”.
‘A sporting event that allows us to relive, as in a film, the emotions of the past,’ comments Regional Councillor for Sport Simona Ferro. – Suffice it to say that the top five cars in the 2022 edition were all registered over eighty years ago. Events like this also represent an extraordinary flywheel for the economy and tourism of the region: once again, the world of motors will be able to bring further prestige to Liguria thanks to the numerous important initiatives that will take place on our wonderful Riviera”.
Programme of the XIV Rievocazione Storica:
Numerous new features are planned, first and foremost the route that will see Milan as the starting and finishing point, and an increase of the route to over 900 kilometres, most of them in the Liguria region. Yesterday’s racing cars will compete in 113 special stages, with more than 50% to be tackled on the Ligurian route, making the race even more enthralling and captivating from a sporting point of view. The region confirms itself as a protagonist with its timelessly fascinating landscapes and picturesque villages that will host the decisive stages of the historic re-enactment.
After the traditional departure from the Autodromo di Monza on Thursday 23 March, where the technical and sporting scrutineering and the exciting free laps on the track will be held, and the official opening in the heart of Milan, on Friday 24 March the crews will cross the villages of Monferrato, heading for the Ligurian territory.
The second day of the race will end in Sanremo, the famous City of Flowers, with the traditional défilé that will wind its way through the streets of the city centre and dinner in the prestigious location of the Sanremo Casino.
“Sanremo will once again enthusiastically welcome the stage of the Coppa Milano Sanremo, the historical commemoration of the oldest competition in Italy, which, year after year, arouses more and more fascination. – affirms Giuseppe Faraldi, Councillor for Tourism and Sport of the Municipality of Sanremo – There are many novelties in this edition, for an even richer event that is fully inserted in the sporting tradition of our territory and that will be able to offer an exciting show. To the crews, the accompanying persons and all those who, in various ways, are involved in the event, our best wishes for a happy sporting stay in Sanremo”.
On Saturday 25 March, the crews will set off from Sanremo, tackling the Colle d’Oggia once again and then passing through the medieval village of Zuccarello before arriving at the sea for a light lunch in the prestigious setting of the Yacht Club in Marina di Loano.
“We will host for the fourth time the Historical Re-enactment of the Coppa Milano – Sanremo, which this year will stop in Marina di Loano on 25 March. An event of which we are Gold Sponsors and therefore convinced supporters, which ideally unites two worlds that share the values of passion and style,” explains Gianluca Mazza, CEO of Marina di Loano. “This is an exclusive opportunity for a further enhancement of an area where Marina di Loano is recognised by the international press as one of the 10 most beautiful marinas in the world and at the forefront in terms of respect and protection of the environment. In fact, the installation of a photovoltaic system is only the latest element of our concrete actions put in place for sustainability.”
In the afternoon, passing through Colle del Melogno and Pontinvrea, we will arrive in the heart of Genova, the final destination of the day, where the exclusive gala dinner will take place in an evocative location: the Aquarium of Genova.
We welcome with great pleasure the choice of Genoa as the venue for the presentation of the 14th historic commemoration of the Coppa Milano – Sanremo, the oldest race in our peninsula and the main event of ACI Sport’s Great Events 2023,” underlined Federica Cavalleri, Councillor delegated to Great Events of the Municipality of Genova. “Sunday 26 March will be a day of great festivity, and I invite all citizens and visitors to Piazza De Ferrari to admire the start of the historic racing cars and to immerse ourselves all together in the elegant atmosphere of this historic race, with its timeless charm.
On Sunday 26 March, the race will start from Piazza De Ferrari in the centre of Genova, where there will be a brief presentation of the cars to the public. The historic cars will then tackle the climb of Monte Fasce to Uscio, cross the Portello Pass and Mongiardino Ligure, and then arrive in Milan, where after the arrival in the heart of the historic centre, the final prize-giving ceremony will be held at the AC Milano headquarters in Corso Venezia.
Within this fourteenth Historical Re-enactment will be held, as per tradition, the prestigious ‘Coppa delle Dame’, conceived for the first time at the beginning of the last century, thanks to the conspicuous participation of female crews and the intuition of the organisers of the Coppa Milano-Sanremo.
Many, then, are the elements that distinguish and contribute to recall the timeless charm of the Coppa Milano-Sanremo, which over the years has seen great champions of the wheel and illustrious personalities of the international jet set race, testifying to the exclusivity and uniqueness of the race, which combines tradition, competition, elegance and savoir faire in a perfect mix.
The XIV Rievocazione Storica boasts illustrious sponsors: Urban Up | Unipol, the project dedicated to the valorisation 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. Riva Brand Experience, exclusive partner of the traditional contest of dynamic elegance that will take place during the race, will be Joint Presenting Partner of the edition. Among the supporters of the event, the Consorzio dell’Asti DOCG, 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 route, Wyler Vetta – Official Time Keeper, Nashi Argan – Official Beauty supplier and Milano Verticale | UNA Esperienze, exclusive location of the opening night.
The Official Suppliers of the 2023 edition are: ACI Global, Casinò di Sanremo, Castrol, Matchless, Milano Classiche, OLIO, Asti Vibes, Lycam, Officina delle Essenze, Casinò di Sanremo, Banca Caraglio, Foulon, Esteticar, Classic Rental Car, Zero Time, Argo-Be Traced, Poltu Quatu Classic.
The competition is promoted by Equipe Grand Prix, Automobile Club Milano, ACI Storico, ACI Sport, Milano Corse, Autodromo di Monza, Epoca Championship and sponsored by: Lombardy Region, Liguria Region, Piedmont Region, Municipality of Milan, Municipality of Monza, Municipality of Asti, Municipality of Sanremo, Municipality of Genoa, Municipality of Loano, Municipality of Sassello.
The blazoned event is part of ACI Sport’s Italian Great Events Championship, reserved for the most important classic regularity races, of which the Coppa delle Alpi, the Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti, the Gran Premio Nuvolari and the Targa Florio Classica are also part.
Cars built between 1906 and 1990 will be admitted if they have either an F.I.V.A. passport, an F.I.A. Heritage sticker, an A.S.I. homologation, an A.C.I. Sport sticker, or belong to a brand register. The possibility of taking part in the ‘Rendez-Vous’, the exclusive Tribute reserved for modern supercars and the most iconic youngtimers built from 1990 to the present day, has been reconfirmed.
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