Our man Dave Brassington followed the thirty-sixth Mille Miglia which closed last weekend after 1,743 kilometers, 112 time trials and 6 hourly average tests.
A record year for entries saw 725 applicants get whittled down to 450 accepted competitors with drivers coming from all over the world. Those 450 competitors endured over 40 hours behind the wheel, interspersed with very short lunch breaks; 200 municipalities crossing 7 Italian regions, and of course the Republic of San Marino. 65 withdrawals recorded in the 4 stages from Brescia-Rome and back
Juan Tonconogy and Barbara Ruffini were crowned as the champions of the 1000 Miglia 2018. The Argentine crew, number 85, on board the Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 GS “Testa Fissa” of 1933, clocked up a score of 74108 points.
In second place were Giovanni Moceri and Daniele Bonetti on the Alfa Romeo 65 1500 SS of 1928 with 73714 points. In third place previous winners, Andrea Vesco and Andrea Guerini, on board the 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Zagato with 73327 points.
If you were taking part in this year’s Mille Miglia and would like to tell us your story please contact us at : firstname.lastname@example.org. This event will be covered in Volume 2 of the Journal.