A ride through the charming landscapes of Tuscany.
Take one of Italy’s most beautiful regions, add just enough historic cars and modern supercars, season it all with Tuscany’s most scenic roads and plenty of organization, assistance and precision, and at the end a sprinkling of laps around the Formula 1 and MotoGP world championship circuit. This is the recipe with which ACI Sport and ACI Storico, aided by ACI Global Servizi, AC Firenze, Scuderia Clemente Biondetti and the Municipality of Scarperia and San Piero, have prepared a dish you will never have enough of.
The start is on Friday 28 April with technical and sporting scrutiny at the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo in Florence, a few steps from Piazza della Signoria. Florence has a thousand other gems, perhaps less famous but just as exciting. We had a surprising example during the Gala Dinner at the Stibbert Museum. And here we come to Saturday, the first day of the race, it will be over 200 km between trials and transfers. The start is in Piazzale Michelangelo, another symbolic place of Florence, heading south-east, stopping immediately after Arezzo for lunch. Then Bibbiena with its churches, and Poppi – included in the list of Italy’s most beautiful villages – to arrive at the Consuma Pass, at over 1,000 meters, and finally return to Florence.
Arrivals and winners of Mugello Road Circuit 2023
The following day, the race starts in Scarperia, where it will end after a long stretch of the Passo della Futa, at the Mugello Circuit. Victory went to the Mario Passanante – Alessandro Molgora crew in a 1937 Fiat 508C. In second place was Fabio Loperfido – Alessandro Moretti in a 1938 Lancia Aprilia. Marco Gaggioli and Andrea Pierini in a 1937 Fiat 508C rounded off the podium. Also held in the setting of the Mugello Circuit was the Tributo Circuito Stradale, reserved for road-going GTs built from 1991 onwards. Victory went to Giordano Mozzi, former 1000 Miglia winner and experienced supercar driver.
Carlo De Bernardi