The second edition of the winter regularity competition for historic cars that winds through the Alpine resorts of Italy, Austria and Switzerland took place from 9 to 12 March, making it the first valid race for the 2022 Italian Major Events Championship. The route runs along the borders of three nations, which allowed you to admire some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The results of Coppa delle Alpi 2022
Fontanella-Covelli, aboard a 1939 Lancia Aprilia, won the second edition of the Coppa delle Alpi ahead of Crugnola-Mosconi, in second place in a 1937 Fiat 508 C, and the crew, composed by Di Pietra-Di Pietra, arrived third with a 1938 Fiat 508 C.
Three Italian crews on board three pre-war cars on the podium of the Coppa delle Alpi 2022: in a race with an international flavor that crossed 3 countries, with 13 nations represented and 35 foreign crews.
Leg 1 - Wednesday 9 March
Start and finish in Brescia for the first day of the race: the competition started on the evening of Wednesday 9 March crossing the Brescia mountains and an unusual route along Lake Iseo.
Leg 2 - Thursday 10 March
On the second day, after the start from the City of 1000 Miglia, the cars skirted the western side of Lake Garda to head towards the Adamello-Brenta Natural Park, a Unesco heritage site characterized by 48 lakes and the Adamello glacier, one of the largest in Europe. Subsequently, the cars went up the Val di Non and, through the Val di Sole, arrived at Passo del Tonale, to continue in the direction of the Aprica Pass towards Bormio, site of the 2026 Winter Olympics and arrival point of the second leg.
Leg 3 - Friday 11 March
The third leg was characterized by the beauty of Switzerland and Austria. In the morning the cars crossing the Bernina Pass arrived in St. Moritz, which in the past hosted two editions of the Winter Olympic Games, drove along the Val Müstair up to the Resia Pass to continue beyond the Austrian border from which they proceeded towards Seefeld in Tirol, a wonderful all year holiday destination to conclude the third leg. Seefeld is known as a site of Winter Olympic Games in 1964 and 1976 as well as host of Nordic World Championships in 1985 and 2019.
Leg 4 - Saturday 12 March
The crews left for the Brenner Pass and the Italian border to then cross the Val Pusteria and reach the slopes of the Dolomites, a World Heritage Site since 2009, where they competed in the latest sporting trials before reaching the finish line in Bressanone, a city where the competition ended and where the awards ceremony took place.