Rally 1000 Miglia
Round 2, Italy
The Rally 1000 Miglia takes its name from the worldwide known “Mille Miglia”, the famous race which was run from 1927 to 1957 from Brescia to Rome and back and which now is run as a Historic Regularity event.
Organized by the Automobile Club of Brescia, the Rally was run for the first time in 1977: since 1993 it has F.I.A. validity and since 2001 it is valid for the FIA European Rally Championship.
The heart of the event will be again in Brescia: both the Ceremonial Start and the Rally finish will take place in Piazza della Vittoria, in the historic city centre. The Rally HQ and the Media Centre will be hosted again in the Automobile Club’s building while the Service Park (over 20.000 sq. mtrs., the same for both Legs) will be located again in the area just opposite the Highway toll exit.
Since 1985 the Rally is one of the top events of the Italian Rally Championship and attracts every year the most qualified drivers (in the last three years the entrants were always over 100): past winners include Dario Cerrato, Fabrizio Tabaton, Gianfranco Cunico, Piero Longhi, Andrea Dallavilla, Renato Travaglia, Miguel Campos, Giandomenico Basso and Paolo Andreucci. Year after year, Rally 1000 Miglia has moved forward to the top of motorsport events in Italy: on the basis of a very good FIA Observer’s report, the FIA Rally Commission has confirmed again Rally 1000 Miglia among the top 12 European events constituting the ERC.
The rally is run through one of the most picturesque parts of northern Italy and all the Special Stages are on good tarmac roads: it consists of two Legs with eight different S.S. (all of them to be run twice) plus one Super Special Stage and one TV Stage (1,8 km. long) which will be broadcasted live on Saturday afternoon by RAI, the national TV Channel in Italy. The total distance of the rally is about 950 km. and the fourteen Special Stages total distance is about 260 kilometres.
In 2011 the event has been followed by more than 90.000 enthusiastic spectators (5.000 of them only at the Super Special Stage on Thursday evening).
Accredited Media (newspaper, magazines, web-sites, radio and TV) in 2011 were over 150.