THE 14TH RE-ENACTMENT OF COPPA MILANO-SANREMO AND BACK OFFICIALLY KICKED OFF AT THE MONZA CIRCUIT
23 – 26 MARCH 2023
Milan, 23 March 2023
The XIV Historical Re-enactment of the Coppa Milano – Sanremo and back, one of the most glamorous and emblazoned race, officially started at the Monza circuit, a cult location of motorsport. After the traditional technical and sporting checks and the exciting free laps on the track, the classic enthusiasts had the opportunity to try their hand at 24 new special stages on the iconic track that also includes the ancient and legendary elevated roads. From today to Sunday 26 March, one hundred prestigious and valuable cars will compete along a revolutionary route of over 900 kilometres with the same spirit and passion as always.
The crews, both Italian and coming from abroad, will cross the territories of Lombardy, Piedmont and Liguria and then return to Milan, tackling 115 special stages along the way, which will make the race even more enthralling and captivating. The competition is one of the protagonist within the ACI Sport’s Italian Great Events Championship 2023, reserved for classic regularity races.
Among the participating cars, eighty were classic cars and twenty modern ones, ranging from a Bugatti T37 A from 1927 to a Pagani Huayra HP from 2023, with Italian and international crews. The main protagonists were the quartet of Mercedes 300 SL Gullwings, the iconic ‘Gull Wings’ of the Stuttgart House, a legendary car as well as being of inestimable historical value.
Thanks to the well-established partnership with Mercedes-Benz, as institutional partner of the event, through the official dealer Merbag S.p.A. lovers of the AMG brand had the opportunity to exclusively test-drive their favourite supercars on the more than 5,700 metres of the legendary track. During the lunch, guests were able to taste bottles from the Consorzio dell’Asti DOCG, the race’s official beverage supplier.
The official suppliers Argo-Be Traced, Castrol, Esteticar and Zero Time made their products available in the paddock for the crews to improve race performance. In the hospitality lounge, Riva Brand Experience, Foulon, Matchless London and Wyler Wetta presented their latest novelties, which some of them will also be final prizes for the winning crews. In the lounge were also present Nashi Argan, Officina delle Essenze and Milano Verticale who took care of the event guests by presenting their products.
On Friday, March 24, the crews will set off from Piazza XXV Aprile – Milan and will drive through Monferrato, and then head towards Asti, where after the parade through the historic centre, they will enjoy a light lunch organised by the Consorzio of Asti Spumante and Moscato d’Asti in the unique setting of Palazzo Mazzetti. The competition will then continue through the territories of the Langhe, before tackling the Colle d’Oggia and the Melogno; along the afternoon route there will be approximately 70 laps for a total of 6 timed tests and 5 average tests. The second day of the race will end in Sanremo, the famous City of Flowers, with the traditional défilé along the streets of the city centre and the dinner in the prestigious location of the Sanremo Casino.
On Saturday, March 25, the competition will comprise 3 timed tests with 26 timed laps and 4 average tests; the crews will set off from Sanremo, tackling the Colle d’Oggia again, then passing through the medieval village of Zuccarello, before arriving at the sea for a light lunch at Yacht Club in Marina di Loano. In the afternoon, passing through Colle del Melogno and Pontinvrea, crews will arrive in the heart of Genoa, the final destination of the day, where the exclusive gala dinner will take place in a suggestive location: the Acquario di Genova.
On Sunday, March 26, after the start in Piazza De Ferrari in the centre of Genova, crews will climb Monte Fasce to Uscio, cross the territories of the Portello Pass and Mongiardino Ligure, and finally arrive in Milan in the headquarters of AC Milano in Corso Venezia, which this year celebrates 120 years of activity. An important milestone that the Coppa Milano Sanremo is honoured to celebrate, sharing with the renowned club the spirit and culture of the cars that have made history.
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.
This edition 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. Among the event’s supporters, 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 evening.
Riva Brand Experience, exclusive partner of the traditional dynamic elegance contest that will take place during the race, will be Joint Presenting Partner of the edition.
The Official Suppliers of the 2023 edition are: ACI Global Servizi, Casinò di Sanremo, Castrol, Matchless London, 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 XIV Historical Re-enactment of the Coppa Milano-Sanremo 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.
This noble event is part of the 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 from 1906 to 1990, with F.I.V.A. passport, F.I.A. Heritage, A.S.I. homologation, A.C.I. Sport, or belonging to a brand register will be admitted. 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.
For further information, please contact the Equipe Grand Prix organisational secretariat:
PRESS OFFICE COPPA MILANO-SANREMO
Equipe International – Tel. +39 0234538354
Federica Papagni – firstname.lastname@example.org
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