The third leg of the 2019 Mille Miglia opened this morning at dawn: the 430 cars of the Freccia Rossa wormed up their engines and left Rome at 6:30 a.m. heading to Bologna.
As of last night the crews leading the ranking were Andrea Vesco – Andrea Guerini (Team Villa Trasqua), in a 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 SS Zagato; Giovanni Moceri e Daniele Bonetti (Team Alfa Romeo), driving an Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 SS from 1928; in third place Juan Tonconogy e Barbara Ruffini in a 1927 Bugatti Type 40.
After the departure, the cars will cross Viterbo, Radicofani, Castiglione d’Orcia to then the arrive in Siena around 12:30 p.m., there they will stop for a quick lunch break at the Palazzo Pubblico. The journey will then resume heading to Vinci were the crews will pay homage to the village where the genius of the Italian Renaissance, Leonardo, was born. The 1000 Miglia will continue crossing Montecatini Terme, Pistoia, Florence, Futa and the Raticosa passes before arriving in Bologna at 9:15 p.m.
“Rome, the Eternal City, greets us once again with its timeless charm: every building, every wall, every corner is a piece of history, a work of art and reflects the Roman culture. Even the welcome is always warm, young and old alike standing along the roads effortlessly showing genuine Italian enthusiasm and hospitality. The drivers are very focussed on the race. It will be a decisive day for the fate of this thirty-seventh edition,” said Alberto Piantoni, CEO of 1000 Miglia Srl.
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