Maranello, May 10th – After three days of competition and 1,180 kilometres of driving, the 130 modern and classic cars entered in the Ferrari Tribute to Mille Miglia officially ended their race along the route of the Mille Miglia, just a stone’s throw from the Maranello factory complex, before moving on to the grand finale parade along Viale Venezia in Brescia. This was an event within an event as the 43 different Maranello models went ahead of the historic car race, whipping up huge enthusiasm amongst the spectators that lined out to welcome the Tribute participants at every stage.
They drove from Brescia to Rome and back, against the marvellous backdrop of the Po Valley, the hills of the Marche, Umbrian forests, snow-capped Apennines and gentle Tuscan countryside. The drivers and navigators from 16 different Countries were invariably greeted by a festive atmosphere at every stage but most notably along the legendary hairpins of the Futa and the Raticosa mountain passes where hundreds of fans thronged the roadsides. The routes through small towns and the larger historic cities, such as Bologna, Florence, Siena and of course, Rome, were spectacular too. In fact, there was a particularly impressive parade at Castel Sant’Angelo on the Friday evening.
For the record, overall victory went to the 360 Modena (2000) of Giardina\Di Serio. It finished ahead of the Ferrari California (2009) manned by Menegazzo\Favero and the Ferrari 512 TR (1992) crewed by Verghini\Fuso.
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