THE SECOND DAY OF COMPETITION OF COPPA MILANO–SANREMO AND BACK ON THE START
23 – 26 MARCH 2023
Milan, 24 March 2023
The second day of competition of the XIV Rievocazione Storica of Coppa Milano – Sanremo and back started today, the italian most glamorous and emblazoned race, which will see more than one hundred crews compete along a revolutionary route of over 900 kilometres with the same spirit as always and the same passion of the gentlemen drivers who conceived it in 1906. The crews will tackle 115 special stages, crossing the territories of Lombardy, Piedmont and Liguria before returning to Milan.
With a perfect blend of competition and spectacle, tradition and savoir faire, which has always made the Coppa Milano-Sanremo an unmissable event with a unique and exclusive charm, the “Lady” of the races already from the first day has brought to the track an edition full of unmissable novelties, both logistic and sporting.
The XIV Rievocazione Storica officially kicked off yesterday at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, where after the traditional sporting scrutineering, classic enthusiasts had the opportunity to try their hand at 24 new special stages on the iconic track, which also includes the ancient and legendary elevated roads. The day ended with the official opening held at the Milano Verticale | UNA Esperienze, the exclusive UNA Group design hotel located in the Porta Nuova – Garibaldi – Corso Como district.
At the first light of dawn today, the crews set off from Piazza XXV Aprile – Milan for the first timed trials, passing through the towns of Monferrato, and then headed towards Asti, where after the parade through the historic centre, they indulged in a light lunch organised by the Consortium of Asti Spumante and Moscato d’Asti in the unique setting of Palazzo Mazzetti. The competition continued through the territories of the Langhe, and then tackled the Colle d’Oggia and the Melogno; along the afternoon’s route there were approximately 70 laps for a total of 6 timed trials and 5 average trials.
The crews will end the second day of the race in the late afternoon in Sanremo, the famous City of Flowers, with the traditional parade along the streets of the city centre and dinner in the prestigious location of the Sanremo Casino.
Tomorrow 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
Antonella Nasini – email@example.com