Glittering lights in bustling Dubai, dunes and rocks of silent charm at the gates of the desert, and the roar of the engines echoing in the Yas Marina Circuit: landscapes and strong sensations for four intense days accompanied the journey undertaken by the crews entered in the second edition of the 1000 Miglia Experience UAE.
It was particularly enchanting territorial, climatic and environmental contexts, unusual for typical Italian and European regularity races, that welcomed the more than 100 crews who, attracted by the fascination that the Red Arrow now exerts even outside our borders, tackled the more than 1,600 km of the route.
After a day of training on the rules and use of the instruments, the regularity trials distributed along the route rewarded veteran crews of the speciality, an example and term of comparison for the neophytes of timekeeping and pressure switches who gradually became enthusiasts of the sporting and competitive part of the event.
Victory went to the Italian crew Rifai-Mozzi (1955 Porsche 356 Speedster) ahead of Umberto Galloni from San Marino with Alice (1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Turismo) and Wetz-Drazdik (1957 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT) from Luxembourg. This was followed by participants from over 15 different countries, including the United States, England, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Turkey, Oman, and Lebanon, who had the opportunity to try their hand for the first time or perfect their performance in the sporting discipline.
“Events such as the 1000 Miglia Experience, a licensed event that aims to take the spirit of the Red Arrow outside Italy”, said Alberto Piantoni - CEO of 1000 Miglia srl, in closing - give us the opportunity to tell our story and our race to those who have not yet had the chance to be part of it, either because they have never come into contact with it or because they do not know, or want to learn more about it, its rules and complexity. There is no question that the 1000 Miglia has always been and will always remain only in Italy: the project to internationalise and consolidate our brand is aimed precisely at reinforcing its identity and raising awareness of the values, history, and uniqueness of the most beautiful race in the world”.