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Alfa Romeo's 1000 Miglia 2024 kicks off

14 Jun 2024
  • How did Alfa Romeo establish its dominance in the 1000 Miglia race during the late 1920s and 1930s?
  • How does the 1000 Miglia 2024 route enhance the race experience for participants and spectators?

After passing the usual sporting and technical checks, the 42nd 1000 Miglia kicks off today. Over 400 models will be taking part in this year's regularity race for vintage cars, over 50 of which will be Alfa Romeos, making it the largest team by default and an undisputed icon of Italian motorsport. The stars of the race will be two prestigious models from the Alfa Romeo vintage collection, usually on display at its Museum in Arese: the 1900 Super Sport (1954) and the 1900 Super Sprint (1956).

The former is in the hands of Nicola Larini, 1993 DTM champion with the Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI, and of his navigator Luca Ciucci. Larini’s return to racing with Alfa Romeo will definitely result in powerful emotions for all fans of motorsport and especially for the Alfisti fandom, who remember his exploits in the Touring class in the 1990s. The 1900 Super Sprint (1956) will be welcomed with the same enthusiasm, and will give its best driven by Andrea Farina, a journalist and vintage car expert, alongside Davide Cironi, an influencer and YouTuber with a passion for engines.

The two vintage rarities will be accompanied by the new Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio Super Sport, the special limited series the brand is dedicating to Alfa Romeo's first victory at the 1000 Miglia in 1928 with the 6C 1500 Super Sport. The public will also be able to see the Alfa Romeo Junior on the move for the first time; the new compact car brings Alfa Romeo sportiness back into the largest segment in the European market. It epitomizes the common thread that has always tied the cars of the past to those currently produced by the Biscione brand, in the name of their innate aptitude for sportiness as an engaging driving experience in everyday life, which since 1910 has animated the Italian brand and fascinated the Alfa Romeo tribe all over the world.

To experience the race with its fans, Alfa Romeo is inspired by 8-bit video games.

To experience the race with its fans, Alfa Romeo is inspired by 8-bit video games.

In an innovation that combines the styles and mechanics of retrogaming, Alfa Romeo is engaging its tribe with a daily narrative inspired by the 8-bit video games that have fascinated generations of gamers. An all-new, unusual way to experience the spirit of the 1000 Miglia. But that's not all, the inspiration from ’90s video games nods and pays homage to all gamers who see Nicola Larini and his 155 DTM as a racing hero of that time, and as an icon in motorsport-themed games.

Follow the excitement of the 1000 Miglia on Alfa Romeo's official social media channels:

• IG: https://www.instagram.com/alfaromeoofficial/

• TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@alfaromeo_global

• FB: https://www.facebook.com/Alfa.Romeo.cars

• LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/alfa-romeo/

• X: https://x.com/ALFA_ROMEO

The unbreakable bond between Alfa Romeo and the 1000 Miglia

The unbreakable bond between Alfa Romeo and the 1000 Miglia

Between 1927 and 1957, the 1000 Miglia was a speed race, then from 1982 became a regularity race reserved for models that once ran in the earlier competitive events or were produced around the same time. At the second edition in 1928, Alfa Romeo won the individual and team rankings, with finishes for all its cars that started the race. On April 1, 1928, Giuseppe Campari and Giulio Ramponi climbed to the top step of the podium with the 6C 1500 Super Sport, one of Vittorio Jano’s absolute masterpieces, which stood out for its revolutionary mechanical architecture, with a turbocharged fixed head. The extraordinary car covered the 1,618 km of the track at an impressive average speed of 84 km/h, achieving the first of Alfa Romeo's 11 successes, seven of which were consecutive from 1932 to 1938: a record that can never be beaten, establishing the unbreakable bond between Alfa Romeo and the 1000 Miglia, two Made in Italy brands that shine out on the world scene.

The route of the 42nd race

The route of the 42nd race

The 1000 Miglia 2024 is once again taking place anti-clockwise as in 2021: as always, it kicks off from Brescia, passing Bergamo, Novara and Vercelli before reaching Turin for the first stage finish. On day 2, the convoy will begin its descent southwards, climbing the Langhe and traveling through the center of Acqui Terme. It will then head to Genoa, a city featuring in the 1000 Miglia 2024 for the first time, before continuing along the Tyrrhenian coast to its arrival in Viareggio. Finally, in stage 3, the race will turn inland to visit Lucca and Castiglione della Pescaia, entering Lazio via Marta, Viterbo and Ronciglione, to end on Via Veneto in Rome. In stage 4, the crews will return northwards through Orvieto, Siena, Prato, and the Futa and Raticosa passes, ahead of their arrival in San Lazzaro di Savena (Bologna). On the final day, the legendary 1000 Miglia will visit Ferrara, Bovolone and Villafranca di Verona, followed by Lake Garda via Valtenesi and Salò, to finish up with the traditional parade down Brescia’s Via Venezia.

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