23 – 26 MARCH 2023
The revolutionary XIV Historical Re-enactment officially presented
Milan, 2 March 2023
The engines are warming up for the XIV Rievocazione Storica della Coppa Milano – Sanremo, scheduled from 23 to 26 March 2023. The event reconfirms itself as protagonist within the Italian Championship Great Events 2023 of ACI Sport, reserved to the most important classic regularity races, and announces an edition full of unmissable novelties, both logistic and sporting.
The Coppa Milano Sanremo, which has always been an unforgettable occasion of entertainment with a unique and exclusive charm for Italian and foreign crews, sees for this XIV Rievocazione an important increase in the number of participating cars, confirming more than 30% more attendance than the 2022 edition.
For the first time ever, the event will see the city of Milan as the starting and finishing point, thus transforming the route from linear to circular, a substantial novelty both from a sporting and logistical point of view that will bring the actual competition days to four.
“The Historical Re-enactment of the Coppa Milano-Sanremo has been confirmed as a round of the ACI Sport’s Italian Great Events Championship 2023, which as every year has events full of fascination on its programme,” says Geronimo La Russa, president of Automobile Club Milano. “The success and following of the last editions convinced the organisers to extend the oldest race in Italy by one day, and as Automobile Club Milano we are proud to host both its start and finish, offering the Milanese people the chance to admire the participating cars, which constitute an immeasurable heritage of history and culture”.
The XIV Rievocazione Storica boasts illustrious partners: Urban Up | Unipol, the project dedicated to the valorisation of the Unipol Group’s real estate assets, 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, hospitality partner and exclusive location of the opening night.
The Official Suppliers of the 2023 edition are: ACI Global, Castrol, Milano Classiche, OLIO, Asti Vibes, Lycam, Wave Italy, Officina delle Essenze, Casinò di Sanremo, Banca Caraglio, Foulon, Esteticar, Classic Rental Car, Poltu Quatu Classic, Zero Time, Argo-Be Traced.
Ahead of the blazoned event, from 7 to 12 March, there will be an unprecedented photographic exhibition featuring some of the iconic cars of Italy’s oldest motor race. The exhibition will take place within THE DAP – Dei Missaglia Art Park, 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 piece, perfectly matching the important programme of valorisation of the territory that the Coppa Milano-Sanremo carries out year after year.
Programme of the XIV Historical Re-enactment:
Numerous novelties are foreseen, first of all the route that will see Milan as the starting and finishing point and an increase of the route to over 900 kilometres, that is 25% more than the last edition. The ‘bolides of the past” will cross landscapes of timeless charm, alternating pleasant views with urban scenery through the territories of Lombardy, Piedmont and Liguria, during which they will be able to challenge each other in 113 special stages, thus making the race even more enthralling and captivating from a sporting point of view.
On Thursday 23 March, the crews will gather at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, a cult location of motorsport, where after the technical and sporting checks and exciting free laps on the track, the race proper will begin with the first timed trials. The classic enthusiasts will in fact have the opportunity to compete in 2 special stages with 24 laps that will take place on the iconic track, which will also include the ancient and legendary elevated roads. The day will end with the official opening that will take place at Milano Verticale | UNA Esperienze, the exclusive Gruppo UNA design hotel located in the Porta Nuova – Garibaldi – Corso Como district.
The following days will be characterised by great news: at first light on Friday 24 March the crews will set off from Milan for the first time trials, will drive through the villages of Monferrato, and then head towards Asti, where after the parade through the historic centre, they will enjoy a light lunch organised by the Consorzio dell’Asti Spumante e del Moscato d’Asti in the unique setting of Palazzo Mazzetti.
Commented the senior vice-president of the Consorzio dell’Asti Spumante e del Moscato d’Asti, Stefano Ricagno: “It is a great honour to be the official supplier of such an important event that promotes the style and history of Italian motoring. Like the historic cars participating in the 2023 edition of the XIV Rievocazione Storica della Coppa Milano – Sanremo, the Consorzio dell’Asti Spumante e del Moscato d’Asti is a great excellence of Made in Italy. This is demonstrated by the growing favour of consumers in Italy and around the world who approach Asti Spumante and Moscato d’Asti not only with the pleasure of choosing the aromatic bubbles that come from the grapes grown in the vineyards in the heart of those Piedmontese wine-growing landscapes that since 2014, the first in Italy, are World Heritage protected by Unesco, but also with the awareness, never to be forgotten, of a responsible and moderate consumption”.
The competition will then get to the heart of the matter, continuing through the Langhe territories, then tackling the Colle d’Oggia and the Melogno; along the afternoon route there will be about 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 25 March, the competition will include 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 the prestigious setting of the Yacht Club in Marina di Loano. 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 a suggestive location: the Acquario di Genova.
Sunday 26 March will be the decisive day, which will see the cars of yesterday – after a passage in Piazza De’ Ferrari in the centre of Genoa – tackle the climb of Monte Fasce up to Uscio, cross the territories of the Portello Pass and Mongiardino Ligure, and then arrive in Pavia, where there will be a time control that will mark the end of the timed part of the race. On this day there will be two time trials and one average trial, for a total of about 15 time trials plus an average trial. The Coppa Milano Sanremo will then move to Milan, where after a spectacular finish in the heart of the historic centre, the final prize-giving ceremony will be held at 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, therefore, 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, testifying to the exclusivity and uniqueness of the race, which combines tradition, competition, elegance and savoir faire in a perfect mix.
The noble event is part of the ACI Sport Italian Great Events Championship, reserved for the most important classic regularity races, which also includes the Coppa delle Alpi, the Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti, the Gran Premio Nuvolari and the Targa Florio Classica.
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, Municipality of Pavia.
Cars built between 1906 and 1990, with F.I.V.A. passport, F.I.A. Heritage sticker, A.S.I. homologation, A.C.I. Sport sticker, 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