Coppa delle Alpi victory for Gianmario Fontanella and Anna Maria Covelli

Coppa delle Alpi victory for Gianmario Fontanella and Anna Maria Covelli


Second place went to Crugnola-Mosconi and in third place Di Pietra-Di Pietra. The winter regularity race for classic cars crossed the Alps of Italy, Switzerland and Austria along a route of over 1000 km and over fourteen Alpine passes. 


Three Italian crews on board three pre-war cars on the podium of the Coppa delle Alpi 2022: in a race with an international flavor that crossed 3 countries, with 13 nations represented and 35 foreign crews at the start, Gianmario Fontanella and Anna Maria Covelli in a Lancia Aprilia of 1939 took the top step, followed by Roberto Crugnola and Francesco Mosconi in a Fiat 508 C of 1937 and Francesco e Giuseppe Di Pietra in a Fiat 508 C of 1938.


First race valid for the 2022 Italian Great Events Championship organized by ACI Sport, the Coppa delle Alpi by 1000 Miglia required the crews to be able to run 70 Time Trials and 65 Average Trials; particularly appreciated were the trials on a snowy surface run in the Montebello Quarry, those uphill on the Marmolada, those on the Bernina and Valparola passes.


There were five special Trophies linked to the Time Trials: the Bper Trophy, the Bormio, the St. Moritz, the Seefeld and the Bressanone Trophies. The first absolute classified, those of the general classification of the Average Trials and the winners of the five Groupings received the guarantee of acceptance to the 1000 Miglia 2023.


"Two years after the first edition in 2019" - said Cav. Aldo Bonomi, President of AC Brescia - "finding ourselves on the roads of Europe’s most beautiful mountains with these cars that have made history is for us an important sign of starting up again and a support for these territories."


"A particularly heartfelt thanks to all the participants, the Partners, the local administrations, the Italian and international police forces that escorted us along the entire route" - says Alberto Piantoni, CEO of 1000 Miglia - "A heartfelt thanks to the 1000 Miglia Team and to all the volunteers who made this event possible."


"My first race as Chairman of 1000 Miglia" - commented Beatrice Saottini - "has given me unexpected emotions: I have always taken part in these races as a participant and I hope that this sensitivity of mine can be of help so that our events and races can be an unforgettable experience."
 


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