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With 400 vintage cars, thirty less than last year, in order to ensure greater safety and quality of service to the crews in the race, the 1000 Miglia will leave from Brescia on Wednesday May 13th and return on Saturday 16th, after the legs of Cervia-Milano Marittima, Rome and Parma, passing through Milan. The latest features of the 38th re-enactment edition of the famous race held from 1927 to 1957 were illustrated today at the press conference held in Brescia.

THE ROUTE The race will start on Wednesday May 13th leaving from Brescia: the competing cars will drive along Lake Garda, passing through Desenzano (BS) and Sirmione (BS) them through Villafranca di Verona, Mantova, Ferrara and Ravenna, until the leg finish line in Cervia – Milano Marittima (RA). The next day, Thursday, May 14th, from Cesenatico (FC) the cars will drive down to the areas that still bear the signs of the earthquake of 2016, entering Urbino (PU), Fabriano (AN), Macerata, Fermo, Ascoli Piceno and Amatrice (RI). From Rieti, the vintage cars will arrive in Rome, where they will end the second leg by parading along the platform in Via Veneto. On Friday May 15th, during the longest leg, the cars will enter in succession Ronciglione (VT), Viterbo, Radicofani (SI) and Castiglione d’Orcia (SI), then stop in the magnificent Piazza al Campo in Siena. They will leave Tuscany through the Cisa Pass and reach Parma, the Italian Capital of Culture 2020, which will welcome the crews for the last night of the race.

On the final day, Saturday May 16th, the cars will pass through Salsomaggiore Terme (PR), Castell’Arquato (PC), Cernusco sul Naviglio (MI), recently nominated European City of Sport 2020, Milan and Bergamo, before reaching the arrival platform in Viale Venezia in Brescia, where it all began 93 years ago, with the first 1000 Miglia Cup. «The edition of 1000 Miglia 2020 will be full of new features and will certainly not betray the feeling of wonder and deep emotion that Italians have always shown for the jewels in the race and for those who have the ability to drive them», said Franco Gussalli Beretta, Chairman of 1000 Miglia Srl. «We have decided to reduce the number of competing cars in order to guarantee greater safety, exclusivity and increase the quality of the services offered to the participants. This year, thanks to the Registro 1000 Miglia, which all cars must be registered into in advance, we have also considerably increased their level of quality and originality, applying greater strictness to the selection». Also this year the cars entered in the Ferrari Tribute to 1000 Miglia and in the Mercedes-Benz 1000 Miglia Challenge, the regularity races reserved to the cars of the Maranello and Stuttgart manufacturers, will lead the passage of the vintage cars.

NUMBERS The 400 crews accepted in the race come from 33 countries distributed in all 5 continents: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, France, Liechtenstein, United Kingdom, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, India, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, Monaco, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Argentina, Russia, Sweden, Singapore, Slovakia, San Marino, Hungary, United States of America. The most represented country continues to be Italy with X30% of participants admitted. The Netherlands is in second place, with 17% of those accepted, followed by Germany (11%) and the United Kingdom (9%). It is not possible, at the moment, to determine the nationality of many participating crews: they are, in some cases, cars entered by car manufacturers that disclose the participants’ names close to the departing date; in other cases the nationality remains unknown for reasons of security or privacy, with the names covered by an “X” even during the race. The number of countries and percentages indicated above may therefore change when the names and nationalities of those who are currently identified by an “X” will be disclosed on the entry list. Among the registered cars, the most represented car manufacturer is Alfa Romeo with 68 cars, followed by Fiat with 63, Lancia with 49, Jaguar with 45, Porsche 38, Mercedes-Benz and Austin Healey with 27, Aston Martin 26, Ferrari and Bugatti with 20. The cars that participated in at least one of the twenty-four editions of the 1000 Miglia speed races held from 1927 to 1957 are 85 and the crews on the waiting list, ready to replace any absences, are around 200 (Alfa Romeo 53, Lancia 32, Fiat 31, Jaguar 29, Mercedes-Benz 21, Ferrari and Bugatti 19, Porsche 18, Austin Healey 15 and Aston Martin 14). THE REGISTRO 1000 MIGLIA The 400 cars admitted to the re-enactment of the race were selected by a special commission from those previously entered in the Registro 1000 Miglia, the project created to census, classify and certify the main cars of the twenty-four editions of the 1000 Miglia speed races, held from 1927 to 1957, according to two types: “Participant Car 1000 Miglia 1927/1957”, for cars entered in at least one edition of the 1000 Miglia, and “Eligible Car 1000 Miglia”, for cars belonging to a model entered in at least one edition of the 1000 Miglia. «We strongly believe in the value of this race that has always been synonymous with progress, technological research and dynamism of a sector, the automotive sector, pride and ambassador of Made in Italy in the world», said Alberto Piantoni, CEO of 1000 Miglia Srl. «In order to protect and safeguard this heritage, we have introduced precise restrictions on the car entries: an effort which, once fully operational, will simplify the entry process and guarantee the authenticity of the participating cars, also thanks to the collaboration with ACI Storico, ACI Sport and FIVA, Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens».

CANDIDACY FOR UNESCO INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE Enzo Ferrari called the 1000 Miglia “The world’s unique travelling museum” and since the first edition the race has been characterized as an Italian excellence, able to combine tradition, innovation, creativity and beautiful landscapes. «Also for these reasons» said Aldo Bonomi, Chairman of Automobile Club of Brescia «AC Brescia and 1000 Miglia Srl, in collaboration with the City of Brescia, has started a candidacy process to include the Red Arrow in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Representative List». THE RETURN OF THE VITTORIA ALATA (WINGED VICTORY) With this edition, the 1000 Miglia celebrates the return of the Winged Victory to Brescia: the logo of the 2020 edition of the race is in fact a tribute to the statue dating back to Roman times, which will be returned to the city’s Civic Museums after a restoration of over two years.