The 1000 Miglia has released the dates and route for the thirty-eighth edition of the historical re-enactment of the iconic race held from 1927 to 1957.
Tagged as the most important vintage car regularity race in the world, the 1000 Miglia will start directly from Brescia on May 13th and return on Saturday the 16th. At the starting line this year there will be 400 cars, thirty less than last year, in order to guarantee greater safety and quality in services to the crews in the race.
The cars will be selected by a special commission among those registered on the site www.registro1000miglia.it, within the closing date of registration for the 1000 Miglia 2020. The race will be preceded by over one hundred modern cars.
1000 Miglia Route
On Wednesday, May 13th, from Brescia, the procession of vintage cars will cross the picturesque towns of Lake Garda, Desenzano, and Sirmione, and will continue through Villafranca di Verona, Mantua, Ferrara and Ravenna to conclude the first day of competition at Cervia – Milan Marittima. From Cesenatico, the next day the cars will drive to Urbino, Fabriano, Macerata, Fermo and Ascoli Piceno to enter the areas that still bear the signs of the 2016 earthquake, passing through Macerata, Fermo, Ascoli Piceno, and Amatrice. From Rieti, vintage cars will arrive in Rome where, after the usual parade through the streets of the Eternal City, the second stage will end on the ever exciting via Veneto catwalk.
On the third day, Friday, May 15th, at the start of the early morning of the third and long leg, the cars will reach in succession Ronciglione, Radicofani, Viterbo and Castiglione d’Orcia to then stop again in the magnificent Piazza Il Campo di Siena. Going up from Lucca, the cars will leave Tuscany crossing the Cisa Pass, to then stop in Parma, the 2020 Italian Capital of Culture city, which will welcome the crews for the last night of the race.
Saturday, May 16th the fourth and final day will see the passage from Salsomaggiore Terme, from the village of Castell’Arquato (Piacenza), from Cernusco Sul Naviglio, the town in the province of Milan recently named the European City of Sport 2020 and then from Bergamo, before concluding the competition on the arrival ramp of Viale Venezia in Brescia, where it all began 93 years ago, in 1927, with the first Coppa Delle 1000 Miglia.
Franco Gussalli Beretta, President of 1000 Miglia Srl said:
“The edition of the 2020 1000 Miglia will be full of news and certainly will not betray that feeling of wonder and deep emotion that Italians have always reserved for jewels in the race and who has the ability to lead them. We have decided to further lower the number of racing cars so as to guarantee greater safety, exclusivity and an increase in the quality of the services offered to participants.
“Seeing that over the years, the need for transparency and the guarantee of historicity of the cars registered for a global event such as 1000 Miglia have increased, we have decided to accept the applications for registration of the cars who have completed, by the closing date of the registrations for the 1000 Miglia 2020, the registration to the Registro 1000 Miglia created as census, and to classify and certify the cars that ran in the twenty-four editions of the 1000 Miglia run between 1927 and 1957.”