Tomorrow, March 1st, registration opens for the 32nd edition of the Gran Premio Nuvolari, the international regularity event for historic cars, scheduled from 15 to 18 September 2022, and the fourth round of the ACI Sport Italian Great Events Championship. The intention is to realize the annual tribute to the legendary "Nivola", committing to the organization of a special and exclusive event, a kermesse dedicated to vintage cars with the aim to excite visitors and fans and to celebrate the legend of the driver who made the history of motoring.
From 15 to 18 September 2022, the crews will tackle a route in three stages: 1,100 km through the beauty of Northern and Central Italy, crossing Lombardy, Emilia Romagna, Calabria and Sardinia.
- Italy, crossing Lombardy, Emilia Romagna, Tuscany and Veneto.
The event, conceived and organised since 1991 by Mantova Corse, will take place in compliance with F.I.A. regulations,
F.I.V.A. and A.C.I. Sport, with particular attention to the ministerial and national sports federation anti-covid protocols.
Confirmed are the sponsors Red Bull, Tag Heuer and Finservice, together with the very welcome return of Banca Generali, thanks to whom the "Nuvolari" will offer the 300 competitors from the five continents a unique and exciting experience, aimed at merging the pleasure of the most exclusive tourism with sporting competition, discovering suggestive and particularly valuable places.
The 2022 route
The route of the Gran Premio Nuvolari represents the synthesis of Italian excellence.
It starts with a novelty: on Thursday 15 September, after the pre-race checks and scrutineering, there will be a night prologue, a 7.5 km urban route through the streets of Mantua. It will be the City's greeting reserved for foreign participants from all over the world.
On Friday 16 September the historic cars will set off from Piazza Sordello, the heart of the Lombard city. They will drive through the picturesque roads of Emilia, until they reach the Modena Autodrome: break for lunch and time trials. It will then continue on the Apennines and then on the track at Imola, in the famous "Autodromo Enzo and Dino Ferrari" of Formula 1, finally on the hills of Romagna towards the Adriatic Sea with the arrival in Cesenatico. The first evening will open in the superb location of the Grand Hotel da Vinci. This will be followed by an overnight stay in Rimini.
Saturday 17 September, the second leg will see a brand new route: from Rimini towards Florence, passing through the La Calla Pass, Stia, up to the Consuma Pass, then the Chianti area, Piazza del Campo in Siena, the break in Borgo Scopeto among the tall and narrow cypress trees of the Sienese hills. In the afternoon the crews will drive along the roads of Arezzo, with the stamp controls of Montevarchi, Arezzo and Pieve Santo Stefano, towards the Viamaggio Pass.
The Republic of San Marino will welcome the event with the last group of time trials of the day and the stamp control in Piazza della Libertà, at the apex of Mount Titano.
The arrival of the second stage will be in Rimini, on the footbridge of Piazza Tre Martiri. In the evening, competitors will be treated to the traditional Gala Dinner in honour of Tazio Nuvolari, in the wonderful Fellini-style setting of the Grand Hotel di Rimini.
On Sunday 18 September, the crews will return to Mantua. The route will present them with the last challenges, the decisive ones to decide the winner. Starting from Rimini, they will face the dreaded time trials of Meldola, then Faenza, guests of the Formula 1 team Alpha Tauri. The arena of Piazza Ariostea will be the splendid view that Ferrara will offer to competitors from all over the world. It will then be the turn of the return to Mantua, through the stamp controls of Bondeno and Revere. The break for lunch will be served at the thousand-year-old castle of Castel d'Ario, the birthplace of Tazio Nuvolari, on the occasion of the 130th anniversary of his birth. Then finally the arrival in Mantua, after 1,100 km, within the welcoming walls of Piazza Sordello.
Entry requirements and deadlines
The entry requests, to be made exclusively on the website www.gpnuvolari.it , can be sent from 1 March until 31 July 2022. The Gran Premio Nuvolari is open to cars manufactured between 1919 and 1976 with F.I.V.A. passport, or F.I.A. Heritage sticker, or A.S.I. homologation, or ACI Sport /ACI Historic sticker, or A.A.V.S. Historic Register certificate.