14 June 2023 – At first light in Romagna, the second leg of the 1000 Miglia 2023 started from the Pisignano Military Airport. After the Frecce Tricolori at the start in Brescia, now a helicopter with a soldier suspended holding the tricolour inaugurated the start of the leg. Leading the classification after the opening day were Gian Mario Fontanella and Anna Maria Covelli, followed by reigning champions Andrea Vesco and Fabio Salvinelli in the 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 SS Zagato and Lorenzo and Mario Turelli in the 1929 O.M. 665 S MM Superba 2000.
“Yesterday’s classification is good for us – commented Gian Mario Fontanella leaning on the hood of his jewel – but today will be a different story. It’s all a question of our minds now, the goal is to stay focused like yesterday and always improve.”
Once in the Republic of San Marino, the crews competed in the block of Time Trials in the Montale Tunnel, an engineering masterpiece of the 1930s restored in 2012 after the bombings of World War II, to win the Republic of San Marino Trophy. After the Passage Control in Piazza della Libertà with a view of the surrounding hills of Mount Titano, the session of Time Trials in the stretch between the Conca Torrent and Mount Altavelio will precede the first Average Trials of the event in the historic Montefeltro region.
The convoy will return along the Adriatic until it crosses the centre of Pesaro, for the Time Control in Piazzale della Libertà, in front of Arnaldo Pomodoro’s Sfera Grande.
Continuing along the coast, the Red Arrow will return to pass through Senigallia before entering the Conero Regional Park, in the heart of the Mediterranean maquis, where there will be 7 concatenated Time Trials and an Average Trial. After leaving the sea, the crews will reach Loreto and Recanati before arriving at the break for lunch in the Diaz Gardens in Macerata.