44 crews have completed their registration for the 16th Millecurve, the eighth round of the CIREAS Italian Historic Car Regularity Championship to be held this weekend in the green Irpinia region.
"We have prepared a route - say the organizers - that combines the enhancement of natural beauty and landscape of the Picentini mountains and the Regional Park of Partenio new technical ideas, to make it more and more interesting an event that has become a classic of the Italian regularity. There will also be uphill tests towards the Sanctuary of Montevergine, on the hairpin bends that were the scene of the epic "Cronoscalata di Montevergine", valid, in the 70s, for the National Mountain Trophy.
The numbers of La Millecurve:
200 kilometres to cover, almost all of them on mountain roads, with one eye on the stopwatch and the other on the fabulous landscapes offered by the Apennines in Campania, with their thick forests and wide open spaces.
There will be four time controls at the end of the race, which will be streamlined by the dinner this year.
65 time trials that will mark the pace of the race that we will try to keep varied and not trivial, with technical but safe passages.
7 winners in previous editions.
4 is the maximum number of successes by the same competitor.
15 previous editions, thirteen of which are valid for the Italian Championship, which makes the MilleCurve one of the oldest among those currently titled.
The oldest car of the race in Irpinia is the Fiat 514 Spyder of the Classic Team of 1930 driven by the duo Fontanella - Moretti. The crew Loperfido - Caneo will be on the Fiat 1500 6C; Sisti - Corneliani in a 1937 Lancia Aprilia, Salvinelli - Salvinelli in a 1954 Fiat 1100/103, Rapisarda - Piga in a 1965 Mini Morris Mk1 and again, Cusumano - Carrotta in a 1974 Autobianchi A112 Abarth, Lastri - Pantanisu 1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia, Passanante - Luongo in a 1977 Autobianchi A 112 Elegant, Dalleolle - Magnani in a 1980 Autobianchi A112 Abarth and so on and so forth.
Race all in one day
The race program of the 16 MilleCurve is all in one day, when from 8.30 am the crews will present themselves at the Green Park Hotel in Mercogliano (Av) for accreditation and scrutineering. At 1.01 p.m. the race will start, while the arrival of the first competitor is scheduled for 8.01 p.m. Dinner and prize-giving ceremony will follow, according to the strict ministerial and federal dispositions about covid containment.