The Red Arrow left the Capital at the first light of day with the participants called to tackle the longest leg of the 1000 Miglia 2023: 630 km with 4 Time Trials, 3 Average Trials, 5 Passage Controls and 3 Time Controls.
At the start, the excitement experienced the night before was still fresh in the participants’ eyes. What made the evening unique, however, was the arrival of the Maserati C20 Cielo of the project with the Politecnico of Milan, triggering the admiration of those present.
“The robo driver is a silent and efficient travelling companion – joked Matteo Marzotto -the 1000 Miglia Autonomous Drive project has no precedent in the world and I wish to remind you that the technology installed on the car is one hundred per cent made in Italy”.
The first Passage Control of the day was held inside the Vigna di Valle Air Force Museum. After a second Passage Control in Viterbo, the cars passed through the fishing village of Marta, on the southern shore of Lake Bolsena. With the Average Trial of Radicofani along the SP24, the Red Arrow will intersect with a section of the Via Francigena to then enter the heart of the Val d’Orcia, where among olive groves and cypress trees they will be awaited by another series of Time Trials; along the road of Monte Amiata instead the Average Trials of Castiglione d’Orcia will be carried out and, after San Quirico, the Time Trials up and down the hills covered in golden wheat.
At the end of the morning, the magical setting of Piazza del Campo in Siena will once again host the Red Arrow cars. The crews will stop for lunch at the Tartarugone in Piazza Mercato, behind the Palazzo Municipale.