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1000 Miglia 2022: The 'Most Beautiful Race in the World' returns

Christian Fernsby |
For the second year in a row, the 1000 Miglia restarts its engines as summer approaches.

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From Wednesday, June 15 to Saturday, June 18, extraordinary cars will revive the myth of the Red Arrow on the roads of Italy for nearly 2,000 kilometers in four days. This historic race will see 257 locations, 115 time trials, 7 time controls, 8 average trials, and all that will be a real challenge for 425 cars.

For race fans a festival for eyes will be oldtimers: 71 cars from the historic 1000 Miglia 1927-57, two Alfa 8c 2003s from the 1932 1000 Miglia race, 9 OSCAs (7 of these participated in 1000 Miglia 1927-57), and of course Alfa Romeo is the most represented automaker with 50 cars.

Before everything starts, 10 665 SUPERBA OMs from 1927 will start to celebrate the racing sport in Italy.

The 1000 Miglia 2022 will return to travel clockwise across Italy, starting and finishing in Brescia after legs in Cervia-Milano Marittima, Rome and Parma.

On Wednesday, June 15, crews will leave Brescia in the direction of Lake Garda before heading south and descending to the Adriatic Sea. Dinner during the race in the Teatro Comunale in Ferrara and conclusion of the leg in Cervia-Milano Marittima.

On Thursday, June 16, the cars will climb the hairpin bends leading to San Marino, descend to Urbino continuing to Rome, arriving with the parade in Via Veneto.

On Friday, June 17, the Race will cross four regions-Lazio, Tuscany, with a stop for lunch in Piazza del Campo in Siena, then Liguria and Emilia Romagna ending in Parma.

On Saturday 18, the Race will pass through the Autodromo di Monza and Bergamo and conclude in Brescia.

On the sporting side, eyes are on the defending champion, Andrea Vesco, triumphant in 2020 and 2021. Among 324 participants from 29 nations there will be 8 electric cars that will show the new age for this race.