The Sorrento Roads 2024 race day has come to a close

Tomorrow the Popular Jury vote and the knockout challenge for the Città di Sorrento Trophy

The regularity race that brought the 30 participating crews to compete along a 210-kilometre route among the natural wonders of the Sorrento Peninsula, the Amalfi Coast, the Gulf of Salerno and Cilento closed with the final Time Control at 6 p.m. in Piazza Veniero. Taking the victory were Alfonso Facchini and Luigia Olivetti with their 1938 328 B.M.W.

The race got underway this morning under clear skies and bright sunshine that accompanied the competitors throughout the day, giving them a taste of the most authentic flavour of this region.

Not even 4 kilometres after this morning’s start, the participants challenged themselves with the first Time Trials on the climb to Sant’Agata sui due Golfi. After another stretch of hinterland behind the Colli Fontanelle, they faced the coast and, passing through Positano, they entered the Amalfi Coast, where they were able to enjoy its unique views, with the sea on the horizon on one side and the colourful houses, steep orchards and lemon groves on the other.

In the Port of Maiori the timers were reset, then the cars made their way to Salerno via Vietri sul Mare. Skirting the Tyrrhenian Sea on the slopes of the Irno Valley, the crews arrived in the Cilento area for the lunch break during the race in Capaccio.

This was followed by a cultural stop at the Paestum Archaeological Park: the participants enjoyed a guided tour, exceptionally parking their cars in front of the excavations. The gems of the 20th century were thus the setting for the remains of the great Greek and Roman civilisations.

The race started again at 3 p.m. A series of 5 Time Trials were held in the setting of Marina di Arechi, on the northern jetty dedicated to the mooring of maxi-yachts. Before leaving the southern gulf of the Sorrento peninsula, the cars passed through the central streets of Salerno for a Passage Control dedicated to the Automobile Club. After the Passage Control in the characteristic centre of Vico Equense, the last Time Trials were held along the Sorrento State Road.

“It was a beautiful day, we saw enchanting landscapes” commented Cavalier Aldo Bonomi, President of the Automobile Club of Brescia, upon arrival, as he stepped out of his 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider “America” Pinin Farina. “Paestum speaks for itself, we were enthralled. Today we experienced a day of sport and culture in the company of so many people.”