The Vesco-Salvinelli crew on a 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 SS Zagato woke up as king of Rome. The classification, displayed by regulation this morning at dawn, certified that crew number 46 finished in the lead at the halfway mark. However, nothing is set in stone yet. For the final coronation, the ascent of Italy must first be tackled.
On the third leg, from the Italian capital to Parma, the morning route promises to be evocative. The first car left Rome at 6:15, and is expected in Siena shortly after noon. In between, a double lake passage: first Lake Vico, where the first average trial of the day will be carried out, then Lake Bolsena, with a passage control in the town of Marta.
The remainder of the leg involves a climb up the Val d’Orcia with arrival in the magical setting of Piazza del Campo in Siena, the setting for lunch.