Sorrento Roads 2024: Facchini and Olivetti triumph, Fiorentini and Ceci take the Trofeo Città di Sorrento

The third edition of the Sorrento Roads by 1000 Miglia has ended. The winners were once again Alfonso Facchini and Luigia Olivetti with their B.M.W. 328 of 1938, thus achieving their third consecutive success on Sorrento soil and securing one of the two guarantees of acceptance up for grabs for the Coppa delle Alpi 2025.

“We really enjoyed these holiday and racing days, and the victory is just one more joy,” commented Facchini.

Taking the other pass for the next edition of the Coppa delle Alpi were Riccardo Fiorentini and Giovanna Ceci with their Porsche 911 T Targa from 1972, winners of the Trofeo Città di Sorrento that took place in the afternoon.

Completing the podium in the general classification were two splendid Porsche 356s. In second position was the 1955 1500 Speedster of Tarcisio Bonomi and Patrizia Codini; bronze medal instead for Alessandro Girardi and Simonetta Mastellini, who equalled last year’s result in their 1500 Coupé, also from 1955.

The morning opened with the exhibition of the competing cars at Villa Fiorentino. In addition to being admired by onlookers, the cars were assessed by a popular jury appointed for the occasion, which voted for the cars with the best design and style: the 1959 Mercedes Benz 300 S Roadster of De Sanctis-Desanctis Morbiducci triumphed in both categories among the historic cars (built before 1980). Among the post-1980s, Ficca-Caruso’s 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo was voted best design while the most votes for styling went to Wagner-Wagner’s 2008 Ferrari California.

The competitors meanwhile set sail for Capri, where they enjoyed a moment of relaxation before the last sporting act of the event.

In the afternoon, the cars were lined up on Corso Italia, from where the 1 vs 1 knockout Trophy dedicated to the City of Sorrento kicked off. Audience participation was warm, and the competitors made the challenge even more exciting and entertaining. After a balanced final exceptionally contested in the best-of-three, Riccardo Fiorentini and Giovanna Ceci with their 1972 Porsche 911 T Targa got the better of Tarcisio Bonomi and Patrizia Codini, who took second place with their 1955 Porsche 356 1500 Speedster, just like in yesterday’s race.

“I don’t know what to say, we are novices so this victory gives us even more joy,’ declared Riccardo Fiorentini and Giovanna Ceci at the end of the challenge, after exchanging a gesture of fair play with their adversaries. “Just think, it was Tarcisio who gave us some advice in the hotel last night! Thank you all, it was really great”.