Press Conference in Brescia.
The red arrow history is a long story, at first made of boldness and technological progress that becames an unmatched ” travelling museum”: what will happen from 14 to 17 of May will be the thirty-third revival, eighty years after the first of the twentyfour speed editions raced from 1927 to 1957.
“All over the world the Mille Miglia image evokes boldness, loyal sport rivalry, legend, beauty and – most important thing – tradition of hospitality and charm of our city and our country“, so declared Brescia Automobile Club‘s President Piergiorgio Vittorini, adding “Since 1927 that we do not have to mislay the awareness that Brescia is the keeper of a glorious fragment of history that belongs to all sportive motor lovers. This inheritage made Brescia Automobile Club, keeper of an historic patrimony built by one of the richer brand in tradition and sport, human and technological glory. The Freccia Rossa brand.
SIXTY YEARS SINCE MOSS AND JENKINSON RECORD
“Mille Miglia is more than race cars, pilots, winners and losers. Mille Miglia is part of Italian lifestyle and its effects extend all over Italy down up to Sicily” These words were written by Denis Jenkinson, the famous bearded journalist
Exactly sixty years ago “Jenks” invented the road book never used by anyone before to “give notes” to Stirling Moss during the 1955 Mille Miglia edition. The result was that the two Englishmen, on a 300 SLR Mercedes- Benz routed everybody, winning a red arrow edition, that become famous for the incredible record average of 157,65 km/h, over the about 1600 km, from Brescia to Rome and back, that remained unbeaten.
FOUR DAYS ORGANIZATION
This year Mille Miglia will be, for the third time, organized by 1000 Miglia Srl, a company wholly owned by Brescia Automobile Club, owner of the red arrow’ brand, since the first edition in 1927. After the good experience of last year, Mille Miglia will continue to be run in four stages, in four days. The additional stage has allowed more people to assist in the passage of racing cars: in particular, race arrival moved on Sunday- instead of Saturday night- allowing families and young people affluence.
1600 KM ACROSS ITALY
Marko Makaus 1000 Miglia Srl Managing Director has introduced the route with this declaration: “By definition an universal exposure doesn’t happens every year, so is understandable how Millle Miglia coincidence with Expo opening in Milan was a too greedy opportunity to be ignored. That’s the reason why this year the route will by quite different by the one that characterized the last Mille Miglia”
The race departure – brought forward to 2:30 pm on tuesday 14 May – will be, as always, from Viale Venezia in Brescia: the first stage will end in Rimini.
“The First stop has been decided also to made second stage lighter and to allow an earlier arrival in Rome” said Makaus.
On Friday 15 May, after San Marino, competitors will continue to Senigallia -where they will have lunch over the seafront – Pesaro and Ancona than proceeding south, along the coastline until arriving to Loreto, Recanati and Macerata, followed by Ascoli and Teramo.
From there the long tail of cars will enter through the center of Italy, towards Rieti. The arrival in the Capital differently from other editions, will be earlier, with the first car that will reach Castel S. Angelo at 20:30. On saturday the 16th the route will be quite the same from Rome to Tuscany, passing through the beloved and usual passages to Ronciglione, Viterbo, Radicoafani and Siena. Resting stop will be for the first time in Cascina ; following Pisa and Lucca, the racing cars will cross the Passo dell’Abetone, to reach the plane up to Reggio Emilia.
The third stage will end up in Parma, with the final control in front of the famous Teatro Regio at 21:00.
From the Ducal city, on the morning of Sunday May 17th passing through Monza, Bergamo and the Franciacorta, cars will return to Brescia, after more than 1760 Km.
THE TRIBUTE TO EXPO WILL REACH THE MONZA TRACK
The fourth stage proposes two absolute news on the red arrow path: in order to bring a tribute to an extraordinary event that is Expo Milan 2015, avoiding congesting the roads to the exhibition with its high number of cars (more than 1000 cars), Mille Miglia will make a tribute by making a pass control at the Villa Reale of Monza , masterpiece of Piermarini, similar to the Scala building, that is the representative headquarter of the Lombardia Region for the Expo 2015 period.
Furthermore, for the joy of the racing pilots and of spectators, the Red Arrow will enter the Monza Track, thanks to an agreement made by the owners of these 2 icons of car racing, the Automobil Club of Brescia and of Milan. In the Brianza track, including the high speed section (also knows as the “Soprelevata”) recently restored, competitors will dispute some chronometrical and average speed trials: the winner will receive a trophy by the Automobil Club of Milan, dedicated to the famous Alberto Ascari, that died in Monza, in May 1955, exactly 60 years ago.
TRIBUTE TO FOUNDERS
The path proposed to tribute Expo passes for a new route: passing for the first time in Franciacorta, the cars in race will offer the tribute of the Red Arrow to two of its founders , passing in Chiari, in front of the magnificent residence of Franco Mazzotti and in Calino, in front of a Villa Maggi, house of Aymo.
MILLE MIGLIA: FIGURES
A look at the figures helps to understand the system set in motion by the Mille Miglia, which this year will have 438 cars racing, a record of all editions. Andrea Dalledonne, CEO 1000 Miles Srl explainis the figures of the 2015: ” Important, indeed, are even numbers, often up to themselves but in this case the true litmus test of what we stand for: beyond economic data, I am thinking of more than 2,000 people involved in the organization of the race, 1,500 accredited journalists from all over the world, almost 4,000 hotel rooms booked for the days of the race. Other numbers ? More than 200 municipalities crossed, 438 cars at the start, these details are very hard to quantify; countless reports, e-mail and meetings to make an event like the Mille Miglia possible. This is the Mille Miglia, an event that is the sublimation of a brand now of great international significance and that after the first two years of management has become even stronger.
“Why? Simple, now the brand of the Red Arrow, the great heritage of Aci Brescia, has definitely grown thanks to the results of 1000 Miles Srl.”
Even under the sport point of view there are some news: in 2015 the number of trials that will determine the placement will increase rising to 84 including 76 traditional trials and 8 based on regular average. The coefficients applied to cars remain unchanged, but there will not be anymore the ” bonus ” awarded to cars having participated in one of the editions between 1927 and 1957.
FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD WITH A MILLE MIGLIA DREAM IN MIND
The ‘trend in the enrolment at the Mille Miglia 2015 edition, has confirmed the past years trend, and was higher than expected: despite the continuing economic crisis, which has naturally affected the number, the total is almost an identical to the one of previous years. The only difference is the ‘ increase of six countries represented, that climbed to 44: Argentina , Australia , Austria , Belgium, Bosnia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Japan, Greece , Hong Kong , India , Ireland , Isle of man, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand , Netherlands , Poland , Portugal , United Kingdom , Czech Republic , Republic of China , Republic of San Marino , Romania , Russia , Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, United States , South Africa , Sweden Switzerland , Thailand.
617 CARS BUILT UP TO 1957 ASKED TO PARTICIPATE
Among the cars entered, the brands represented were Alfa Romeo and Jaguar with 58 cars; followed by 43 Lancia and Fiat with 42 cars, as well as 42 are the Mercedes – Benz; Porsche follows with 36 cars, Aston Martin with 29, with 22 Bugatti, Ferrari and Austin Healey with 21; the list is completed by other names for a record total of 73 manifacturer.
430 CARS ACCEPTED , MORE 8 OF THE MILITARY CATEGORY
After the hectic work of selecting, applying strict criteria of merit , the Selection Committee has approved a list of accepted cars with a qualitative value, a collection value and a sport value are very high. Of these, fewer than 68 are car that have participated in at least an edition of the Mille Miglia, in 1927-1957.
In order to broaden the historical value of a fleet of vehicles that no event for classic cars can boast, the selectors have decided to accept, in addition to 430 cars selected , other 8 cars recorded by the Armed Forces, in the special category ” military ” for a total of 438 cars, a record figure.
Among the participating cars are examples from Museums of manifacturers as Mercedes – Benz , Alfa Romeo , BMW , Jaguar and Porsche .
The cars that will be deployed at the start of Viale Venezia , in the evening of Thursday, May 16 , belong to 61 different brands : the highest numbers are the ones of Mercedes – Benz and Alfa Romeo with 38 cars : Jaguar follow with 36 , 34 with FIAT , Lancia with 30 and with 22 Porsche cars .
FIFTY CREWS IN WAITING LIST
On such a large number of competitors each year it happens that a dozen of these are forced to give up before the start. Some, perhaps to a fault or a last minute accident, do not show up to inspections in Brescia .
Those forced to give up are replaced by a crew in the ” waiting list “. Opposite to what many people think , this list is not a ranking : in the list there about fifty cars because the idea is to try to replace the retiring with a car as similar as possible. For example, a Fiat 508 Sport 1934, the mythical Balilla was replaced by a car of the same model. The same goes for Porsche of the fifties and so on .
THE FAVORITES ON THE CENT OF SECOND
Also from a sporting perspective, this year’s edition promises to be one of the most fought: at the start of the race there will be the best Italian and South American regularists and the abolition of the bonus – even though it may have displeased some purists – undoubtedly has leveled sporting values in the race. Along 76 traditional trials and 8 based on regular average, the favorites will battle: Andrea Vesco Juan Tonconogy without forgetting Giuliano Cane, John Moceri, Ezio Salviato, Carlos Sielecki and Giordano Mozzi, winner of the last edition.
From a technical point of view, there is a breakthrough of great importance. Thanks to the joint efforts of the Italian Federation Timekeepers and Microplus, together with the GPS TrackPlus – installed on racing cars to trace they location since a few years.
Moreover a special identification electronic system, called IDPlus, especially developed, will be installed on cars (for Time Checks Time Trials and Average)
ALL MILLE MIGLIA FIGURES 2015:
PARTECIPANTS AND CARS
Participants in the Mille Miglia 2015 come from 38 different countries , from all continents .
Including competitors of the cars excluded, the total of the countries from which they come from is 44 , adding Ecuador , India , Israel , Monaco , Singapore and the Republic of San Marino . A record never achieved previously , confirming the international fame of the Mille Miglia .
On the 876 members of the 438 crews of the cars in the race , the nationality of 62 persons is unknown, because their identity was not disclosed at the time of going to press.
In some cases , it is the occupants of the cars entered the house car , waiting until the last minute to make public the names of the occupants ; in other cases , for reasons of security or confidentiality , the names will remain covered by an “X” also during the race.
The 438 cars at the start of the Mille Miglia in 2015 belong to 67 different brands.
Among those not accepted were cars of the other three brands: AUSTIN , VERITAS and VOLKSWAGEN , for a total of 70 brands represented.
Andrea Vesco is the leader.
The Mille Miglia closed the first day of race: from Brescia to Rimini, beyond Verona, Ferrara and Ravenna. After 15 chrono trials, the leader is Andrea Vesco (with co-driver Andrea Guerini) on FIAT 514 MM.
The Press Conference of the #1000Miglia2023 will be held tomorrow 9 June at 11:30 CEST in Palazzo Loggia in #Brescia.
Follow it live on our website to know all the details of this Edition.
You will find the link in the bio ☝️
Domani, il 9 Giugno alle 11:30 a Palazzo Loggia a #Brescia si terrà la Conferenza Stampa di #1000Miglia2023.
Seguila in diretta sul nostro sito per sapere tutti i dettagli dell’Edizione.
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Fin dalla sua nascita la #1000Miglia condivide un forte legame e tanti ricordi belli con la splendida Emilia-Romagna: oggi i territori e la popolazione soffrono le conseguenze della tragica alluvione, sostienili e dona anche tu.
Since its inception the #1000Miglia has had a strong bond and many beautiful memories with the splendid Emilia-Romagna, whose territories and population since May have been suffering the consequences of the tragic floods.
Support them and please donate.
Only one week to go to #1000Miglia2023 🚗🔜
Manca una settimana alla #1000Miglia2023🚗🔜
The #1000Miglia2023 returns to Treviglio: the competing cars will enter the city by tackling the Time Trials and then reach Piazza Garibaldi for the first Passage Control in Bergamo territory.
The #1000Miglia2023 will return to the provincial capital of Bergamo. In the year in which the two twin cities, Bergamo and Brescia, Italian Capitals of Culture, are celebrated, the passage through Città Alta cannot be missed: the Mura Venete will in fact be transformed into a circuit for the Time Trials valid for the @bgbs2023 Trophy.
📲Check out the places of leg 5 in our stories 👆
La #1000Miglia2023 torna a Treviglio: le auto in gara entreranno in città affrontando le Prove Cronometrate per poi raggiungere la Piazza Garibaldi per il primo Controllo Timbro sul territorio bergamasco.
La #1000Miglia2023 tornerà nel capoluogo bergamasco. Nell’anno in cui si celebrano le due città gemelle, Bergamo e Brescia Capitale Italiana della Cultura, non può mancare il passaggio in Città Alta: le Mura Venete si trasformeranno infatti in un circuito per le Prove Cronometrate valide per il Trofeo di @bgbs2023 .
📲Gli altri luoghi della tappa 5 sono nelle nostre stories👆
#iluoghidella1000Miglia #BGBS2023 #brescia #bergamo
Green Talk is back: the debate promoted by #1000 Miglia among industry stakeholders to address the new mobility challenges of the future.
Check out the programme at the link in bio and follow the live streaming on our website at 10:00 a.m. (Italian time) on 8 June.
Torna il Green Talk, il dibattito promosso da #1000 Miglia tra gli stakeholder del settore per affrontare le nuove sfide della mobilità del futuro.
Scopri il programma al link in bio e segui il live streaming sul nostro sito alle 10:00 (ora italiana) del 8 Giugno.
For the first time in the history of its re-enactment, the #1000Miglia will cross Italy`s most westerly region - Piedmont.
Among the towns that will welcome the race will be Asti, where in 1895 the very first Italian automobile race took place with the Turin-Asti-Turin route.
Here is another novelty of the #1000Miglia2023: for the first time the race will stop in Milan. The capital of the Lombardia region will host both the final arrival of the fourth day and the start of the final leg: after passing in front of the #Duomo, the cars will end the leg in front of the Three Towers of CityLife.
📲 Find out other places of Leg 4 in our stories☝️
Per la prima volta nella storia della sua rievocazione la #1000Miglia attraverserà la regione più occidentale d’Italia - il Piemonte. Tra i paesi che accoglieranno la Corsa ci sarà Asti, dove nel 1895 è stata svolta la primissima Corsa automobilistica italiana con il tracciato Torino-Asti-Torino.
Ecco un’altra novità della #1000Miglia2023: per la prima volta la Corsa farà tappa a Milano. Il capoluogo lombardo ospiterà sia l’arrivo finale della quarta giornata che la partenza della tappa conclusiva: dopo il passaggio davanti al #Duomo, le auto concluderanno la tappa al cospetto delle Tre Torri di @citylifemilano.
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@citylifemilano @smartcitylifemilano 📸Photo credits di CityLife: Alberto Fanelli
The #RedArrow will return to Siena: Piazza del Campo will welcome the cars of the most beautiful race in the world with the traditional and spectacular giant tricolour carpet.
Heart of the Motor Valley and UNESCO Heritage for its architectural works such as the Duomo, the Civic Tower and Piazza Grande, Modena will greet the #1000Miglia2023 by parading through the city centre.
The third leg will end in Parma: in Piazza della Pilotta the crews will turn off their engines to enjoy a well-deserved rest.
🗓️🚗 Save the date: Thursday 15 June
Discover the other places of leg 3 in the stories📲☝️
La #FrecciaRossa tornerà a Siena: Piazza del Campo accoglierà le auto della Corsa più bella del mondo con il tradizionale e scenografico gigantesco tappeto tricolore .
Cuore della Motor Valley e Patrimonio UNESCO per le sue opere architettoniche come il Duomo, la Torre Civica e Piazza Grande, Modena saluterà la #1000Miglia2023 sfilando nel centro cittadino.
A Parma si chiuderà la terza tappa: in Piazza della Pilotta gli equipaggi spegneranno i motori per godersi il meritato riposo.
🗓️🚗 Save the date: Giovedì 15 Giugno
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@Vredestein is again with the 1000 Miglia in 2023: one of Europe`s leading manufacturers of premium tyres and one of the oldest in the world shares a unique heritage and passion for driving with the #FrecciaRossa by finding the most suitable models for any classic car and any competition.
@Vredestein è con la 1000 Miglia anche nel 2023: uno dei principali produttori europei degli pneumatici di prima classe e uno dei più antichi al mondo condivide con la #FrecciaRossa un’eredità unica e la passione per la guida individuando i modelli più adatti qualsiasi auto d’epoca e per qualsiasi competizione.
Passing from one place to another, the participants of the Most beautiful race in the world have to carry out the Passage Controls (PC/CT), one of the key sporting activities of a regularity race such as the #1000Miglia 🕹️🚗
Passando da un luogo all’altro, i partecipanti alla Corsa più bella del mondo devono effettuare i Controlli Timbro (CT), una delle attività sportive fondamentali di una gara di regolarità come la # 1000Miglia 🕹️🚗
As the official timekeeper of the 1000 Miglia, @Chopard is proud to introduce the brand new Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph. Get ready to race in style and surpass yourself at the upcoming edition starting on June 13.
In qualità di official timekeeper della #1000Miglia, Chopard è orgogliosa di presentare il nuovissimo Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph. Preparati a competere con stile per superare te stesso alla prossima edizione il 13 giugno.
#Chopard #MilleMiglia #1000Miglia2023 #RacingInStyle #SurpassingOneself
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