Volvo Crew Take Maiden Coppa delle Alpi Honours

Hvaing moved up the order on leg three of the inaugural Coppa delle Alpi, the crew of Nino Margiotta and Guido Urbini driving a 1947 Volvo PV 444 won the Coppa delle Alpi.

Day Three Report and Gallery

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For three legs Giovanni Moceri, with his 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia GT was leading the ranking and an all-Sicilian challenge was brought to life among the snowy Alps, but on tje final leg he lost ground and slipped to sixth position. Despite everything, he won the Italian Great Events Championship, of which the Coppa delle Alpi was the last race on the calendar.

Nino Margiotta was given a hard time by Gianmario Fontanella in a 1955 Porsche 356 A 1600 together with Anna Maria Covelli. Third place went to the expert couple from Bologna formed by Massimo Zanasi and Barbara Bertini in a 1958 Volvo Amazon P120.

Forty-five cars participated in the Coppa delle Alpi 2019, all built prior to 1976, and which cpvered for 1200 km in four legs along the Alps of Italy, Austria, Germany and Switzerland, passing through 15 Alpine passes. For each leg, a trophy dedicated to the city of arrival (Brixen, Seefeld, Saint Moritz) was assigned.

After Saint Moritz, the cars returned to Italy passing through Lake Livigno and the Montebello quarry in Pontresina where they ended the race in the centre of Ponte di Legno. In the evening, a spectacular climb to over 2,500 metres for the prize-giving ceremony in the unique scenery of the Presena Glacier at Passo del Tonale.

The first overall ranking competitors and the winners of the three city leg trophies, Brixen, Seefeld and St. Moritz will receive the guarantee of acceptance to the 1000 Miglia 2020.

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