With only a few weeks to go before the start, expectations are growing for the XIII Historical Re-enactment of the Coppa Milano - Sanremo, the most charming and emblazoned race in Italy, scheduled from 31st March to 2nd April 2022. The event is reconfirmed as a protagonist within the 2022 Italian Great Events Championship of ACI Sport, reserved to the most important classic regularity races.
The "Lady" of the races is preparing for an edition full of unmissable news, logistical and sporting, in a perfect blend of competition and spectacle, tradition and savoir faire, elements that have made the Coppa Milano-Sanremo since 1906 an unmissable event with a unique and exclusive charm for gentlemen drivers and personalities of the international jet set.
Programme of the XIII Historical Re-enactment:
The Coppa Milano-Sanremo will officially start for the first time on Thursday 31st March at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, a cult location for motorsport. Here the event, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Autodromo, will pay homage to the legendary Temple of Speed with an unprecedented experience reserved for participants. In fact, in addition to the traditional technical and sporting checks and the always exciting free laps on the track, classic enthusiasts will have the opportunity to test themselves in 12 new special stages on the iconic track, which will also include the ancient and legendary elevated roads and some parts used exclusively in the recent ACI Rally Monza, the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship.
In the afternoon, the inaugural parade of cars will depart for Milan, before being presented in front of the historic headquarters of AC Milano in Corso Venezia, in the heart of the city.
The day will end with the official opening that will take place in the fascinating spaces of the urban garden of Milano Verticale | UNA Esperienze, located in the district of Porta Nuova - Garibaldi - Corso Como.
"The Historical Re-enactment of the Coppa Milano-Sanremo has been confirmed as an important event within the 2022 Italian Great Events Championship of ACI Sport, which has events rich in charm and culture on its calendar," says Geronimo La Russa, president of Automobile Club Milano.
"The success and the following of the 'Coppa Milano Sanremo' are there for all to see. And it couldn't be any other way: it is the oldest car race in Italy, which was held for the first time in 1906, a year before the cycle race of the same name. In the next edition too, the top regularity drivers will be able to compete on a complex and satisfying route from a purely sporting point of view," concluded President La Russa.
At first light on Friday 1 April, the crews will set off from Piazza XXV Aprile to take part in a series of exciting time trials, which for the first time will be held in an unusual urban setting. It will be THE DAP - Dei Missaglia Art Park, which will host this special experience which is part of the INOLTRE project by Urban Up | Unipol dedicated to the regeneration of the Milanese suburbs, of which THE DAP is the most recent and important element, perfectly matching the important programme of enhancement of the territory that the Coppa Milano-Sanremo carries out year after year.
The backdrop to the first leg of the race is the splendid natural scenery which winds its way inland between Piedmont and Liguria and which will accompany the crews, after a pleasant intermediate break in Acqui Terme at the Cantine Cuvage, to the intermediate stage in Rapallo, before concluding with the unmissable défilé reserved for the participating cars, in the fascinating setting of the Marina di Portofino.
On Saturday 2 April, the crews will be the protagonists of the last hard-fought challenges: after the traditional restart from Rapallo, they will enter the heart of Genoa, and after more than one hundred special stages (six of which at medium speed) they will face the insidious curves of the Passo del Turchino, the Passo del Faiallo, the Colle d'Oggia and the Melogno, before stopping for a light lunch at the prestigious Yacht Club of Marina di Loano. The race will see the sporting part come to an end in Sanremo, the famous City of Flowers.