Time for verdicts for the ACI Sport championships in Monza

Between 29 and 31 October, the Autodromo Nazionale Monza will host the second round of the ACI Racing Weekend, for a total of 10 races. All the series of the Italian championships will take to the track: Gran Turismo Endurance, Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth, Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine, Clio Cup Europe and Porsche Carrera Cup Italia.

There are ten races scheduled for the second weekend of the ACI Racing Weekend at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. The event, which closes the racing season of the Italian championships after the opening again in the Temple of Speed last May, includes the races of five different series: Italian Gran Turismo Endurance Championship, Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine, Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth, Clio Cup Europe and Porsche Carrera Cup Italia.

After the collective tests scheduled for today, all the series will run two races in Monza between Friday 29 October and Sunday 31 October, with the exception of the Italian Gran Turismo Endurance Championship, whose drivers will compete in a single 3-hour race on Sunday afternoon, and the Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth, which has three 30-minute races + one lap between curbs of the Temple of Speed.

The fourth and final round of the Italian Gran Turismo Endurance Championship - a series of only GT3s - will be decisive for the assignment of the drivers' title. The Audi R8 (Audi Sport Italia) driven by Mattia Drudi, Lorenzo Ferrari and Riccardo Agostini has a lead of 3 points (40 to 37) over the Ferrari 488 EVO (Scuderia Baldini 27) of Daniel Zampieri and Stefano Gai and of 5 lengths on the Lamborghini Huracan driven by Andrea Amici, Alberto Maria Di Folco and Stuart Middleton (Imperiale Racing). Mathematically, Carrie Schreiner is still in the running for the title on the other Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo, but there are 14 points to recover from the top. The final race will start on Sunday at 13.45.

Everything has already been decided in the Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth , the Tatuus T014 Abarth single-make championship (F.4, F.5 and F.6), which will open the racing program of the Brianza weekend. Bearman Oliver has already won the series, and his team (Van Amersfoort Racing) has already taken the constructors' title. In the last race of the season, the 35 drivers entered will therefore race only for glory.

The same goes for the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine , in which the Swiss Grégoire Saucy already has the victory in his pocket with his 93 points advantage over his rivals. The fight is heated both for the second place in the world championship, with five drivers still mathematically in the running, and for the constructors' title, whose ranking currently sees the Art Grand Prix team ahead by just one length over R-Ace GP. They all race in Formula Alpine cars.

The last two championships to be held over the Monza weekend are the Clio Cup Europe and the Porsche Carrera Cup Italia . Among the Clio, it is a fight between teammates for the victory in the series. Arriving at the last race of the year, the French Marc Guillot and Anthony Jurado of the Milan Competition team are separated by 28 points, with the first in the lead.

In the Porsche single-make championship, however, there are still several drivers in the running for the overall title: Alberto Cerqui of Team Q8 HI Perform is first at the moment, with Alessandro Giardelli (Dinamic Motorsport - Centro Posche Bologna) just 6 points behind and Gianmarco Quaresmini (Tsunami RT - Porsche Center Brescia) of 22. Leonardo Caglioni, Marzio Moretti and Enrico Fulgenzi also have a faint hope of victory.

The event will be open to the public for the day of Sunday 31 October and spectators will be able to sit on four stands along the straight and the Ascari variant. Admission is free upon reservation of the seat on www.monzanet.it , while you will pay for the parking, with a cost of 15 euros for each car and 5 euros for each motorcycle. The parking ticket can only be purchased on the day of the event at the entrance to Vedano. All the live streams of the weekend and the related results are available on the website www.monzanet.it and www.acisport.it . (fm)

Radio Number One is Media Partner of the FORUM8 ACI Rally Monza

The FORUM8 ACI Rally Monza will have as media partner Radio Number One, a very popular radio station in central and northern Italy. In view of the Italian leg of the World Rally Championship, listeners will have the opportunity to win tickets for the event and listen to all related news.

Monza, 25 October 2021 - The roar of the engines will also be heard on the radio for FORUM8 ACI Rally Monza . Radio Number One , the broadcaster that entertains over one million listeners a week in central and northern Italy, is the Media Partner of the last stage of the world rally to be held in Temple of Speed and the mountains of Bergamo between 18 and 21 November next. The best Italian and international music, games to win event tickets, interviews with the protagonists and all the information to follow the Special Stages of the race live and in safety can be heard on Radio Number One, the radio that is # WHERE YOU LIVE.

Appointment with the World Rally Championship

The last round of the WRC in Monza will award both the constructors title , with Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT and Hyundai Shell Mobis World Rally Team contending for the victory, both the drivers, which will see the two drivers Toyota , Sébastien Ogier e Elfyn Evans , fight until the last corner. Will Ogier be able to become world rally champion for the eighth time or will it be the first world title for Evans? The FORUM8 ACI Rally Monza will begin on Thursday 18 November with the Shakedown starting from the Alboreto curve of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza and will continue in the following three days with the sixteen stages distributed between the Temple of Speed and the province of Bergamo.

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The advantages for those who listen to Radio Number One

Radio Number One listeners will be able to win grandstand tickets for Sunday 21 November , when the winners of the rally and the world championship will be awarded in Monza, playing live with their favorite speakers. All rally fans will also find on the official Spotify profile of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza a playlist of songs selected by Radio Number One that will be the right soundtrack for the weekend of the FORUM8 ACI Rally Monza.

Says the Artistic Director of Radio Number One, Angelo De Robertis : "Our relationship with the public is based on sharing our passions, such as that for sport and its competitions, this partnership with FORUM8 ACI Rally Monza is truly a great opportunity to celebrate this relationship. with our listeners ". It is possible to listen to Radio Number One on all FM frequencies covering northern Italy , streaming from the website and the app , on channel 85 of the digital terrestrial system , and of course on all smart speakers.

I light up less: 3000 new trees for the Monza Park

For the Autodromo Nazionale Monza , being inside a prestigious and historic park like the one that has welcomed it since its foundation is a source of great pride. This is why, over the years, very particular attention has been paid to the relationship between the track and the nature that surrounds it, in search of a complex but fascinating balance. An example of this is the planting of over 3000 plants inside the Monza Park, created by the National Autodrome. With this initiative, the Temple of Speed also took part in M’illumino di meno 2020 , the day of energy saving and sustainable lifestyles, promoted by the radio program Caterpillar of Rai Radio2 .

Management of trees and safety of the racetrack

An initial intervention (over 500 plants) was used to compensate, with a one-to-one ratio, the previous cutting of a few hundred trees located in the green areas of the Monza Park which are the responsibility of the Temple of Speed. The removal of the plants , which took place in recent years, has in fact made it possible to improve the safety of the areas of the Autodrome in which risk situations have been detected. The interventions involved both trees in precarious conditions, present within transit and parking areas for people and vehicles, and trees crashed by the wind on the occasion of the violent accidents that characterized the last summer seasons.

Obviously, the cutting works concerning the risk situations were preventive authorized by the competent bodies : the Lambro Valley Regional Park, the Villa Reale and Monza Park Consortium, the Superintendence of Fine Arts and Landscape of Milan and for the provinces of Como, Lecco, Monza and Brianza, Pavia, Sondrio and Varese.

The care of the green in the Temple of Speed

Subsequently, as part of the maintenance and enhancement of the park’s green spaces by the Monza National Circuit, another 2,400 plants were planted . These are forest seedlings of certified origin, belonging to the flora of the Park and with seeds belonging to the Lombard regional genetic heritage. This means that they are suitable for planting in wooded or reforested portions of the park, because they are able to develop appropriately to the context and specific stationary conditions.

Furthermore, in compliance with the provisions of the Valle del Lambro Regional Park, the tree plants planted will belong to species considered ecologically consistent with the station: English oak (Quercus robur), hornbeam, oak, field maple, ash, cherry, elm.

Trees for the Future

Joining M’illumino di meno was also an opportunity to announce another project: a donation of tens of thousands of trees to Africa, during the competition Hankook 12H Monza , thanks to Trees for the Future . Pietro Benvenuti , General Manager of the Autodrome explained that “the competition is organized by Creventic , which counts attention to the environment among its corporate values, just like the Autodromo Nazionale Monza; for each lap completed by a car in the race, during the 12 hours, a tree will be donated to an African farmer ”.

The One lap = one tree initiative was created in collaboration with the non-profit organization Trees for the Future , which works to improve the livelihoods of farmers in developing countries, revitalizing impoverished cultivation land. The trees planted thanks to the Hankook 12H Monza, are used to transform some mono-crops into forest gardens that allow African farmers to grow products of the land every month of the year to be sold for the sustenance of the local community.

Ole Dörlemann , Event Manager at Creventic, explained: “We think it is important to take a more active role in our environmental responsibility and we are proud to be one of the first motorsport organizations to have actively invested to offset its environmental footprint. We are confident that we will be an example for other organizations ”.

Discovering the secrets of the racetrack with the Monza Circuit Experience

Four guided tours to discover the symbolic places of the Temple of Speed. Monza Circuit Experience offers tourists, families, students and companies a different and engaging way to experience the Monza National Circuit.

Not just motorsport. The Autodromo Nazionale Monza expands its horizons with the Monza Circuit Experience , a new proposal that offers the user the opportunity to discover the Temple of Speed in all its facets. Thanks to this initiative, the Autodrome becomes the place where you can spend your free time and satisfy your curiosity about the structures, history and anecdotes of one of the sacred places of motoring.

The history of the Monza racetrack

Guided tours to discover the Monza National Circuit

The Monza Circuit Experience offers some routes in which tourists can participate. The first is the 80-minute Tour Experience which, starting with a photographic journey, shows all the most important internal structures of the racetrack: the hospitality rooms, the press room, the briefing room, the race direction, the podium, the paddock and the grandstand. The second is the Tour Pista , or a lap of the F1 circuit lasting 20 minutes. The first two packages can also be purchased together (Tour Experience + Track Tour). The third tour is the 80-minute Historical Tour , designed for those who want to discover some of the symbolic places of the Autodrome, from the High Speed Ring to the Overpasses, passing through the main grandstands. Finally, the Premium Tour which allows you to book the tour exclusively or to visit the circuit with an exceptional guide from the world of motorsport.

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Visits can be booked directly by filling out the online form and are open to the public every day of the week except Tuesdays . The time slots designed for the tours are two: the first at 11.30 and the second at 15.30 . There is also a minimum number of 8 people for each group requesting the Monza Circuit Experience.

The visits are conducted by the employees and collaborators of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza who tell firsthand the behind the scenes of the main events that the facility hosts, giving added value to the proposals.

The other experiences available

The Monza Circuit Experience does not end with guided tours, however. Visitors will in fact also have access to other exclusive activities. Among the first proposals to the public is the Monza Circuit Karting , the kart track designed for the enjoyment of adults and children set up in the area inside the Alboreto Curve.

The Monza Circuit Experience is aimed at all regulars of the circuit but not only. The offer is suitable for tourists , families , groups of students on educational visits, company employees and members of the Automobile Club of Italy . All tours are designed and planned with a view to complete compliance with all COVID-19 protection regulations and each participant must be provided with a Green Pass.

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The Time Attack Italia cars return to Monza

Two events at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza on the weekend of 9 and 10 October 2021: Time Attack Italy and Santiago in pink Cycling Marathon.

The Time Attack Italia cars return to Autodromo Nazionale Monza on Sunday 10 October for the penultimate round of the championship. The Temple of Speed will welcome one hundred and thirty entries in the Extreme, Pro, Street and Limited categories, along with the GT3isti Challenge series . The public can access the circuit for free, paying only for the internal parking. Sunday 's event will start at 9 in the morning and will end at 18.30 with the last round of the track and the awarding of the winners.

The cars in the challenge of Time Attack Italy

The now proven The Time Attack Italia formula includes a double challenge that will assign points valid for the championship: the first will consider the best time obtained by each driver during the first two rounds at his disposal, thus composing the order of entry to the track of the Superlap fast that will determine the competition ranking-2 . On the other hand, three rounds will be available to competitors in the Limited classes , with a ranking resulting from the sum of the two best times.

The overall classification sees the two Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X of Serse Zeli and Olivia Merlini and the Lotus Exige V6 Cup R driven by Andrea Gazzetti compete for the top.

Also in the challenge for the first places, in the three Extreme classes, among the turbocharged and aspirated cars, the BMW Z4 GT3 , Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo and Ferrari 458 Challenge will take to the track.

The five Pro categories include Honda Civic , Citroen Saxo , Mini Cooper r35 , Fiat Coupé , Mazda MX5 , Ginetta G55 , Clio RS Turbo , BMW M3 , Peugeot 207 RC and Seat Ibiza among those who aspire to victory in the class.

The parterre is completed by the Street classes of road cars with semi-slick tires such as BMW M2 , Mitsubishi Lancer Evo , Chevrolet Corvette , and Limited with road cars such as Volkswagen Golf , Audi TT , Mazda MX5 , Fiat 500 Abarth , Toyota Yaris GR and Alfa Romeo 4C .

The public will be able to enter the Autodromo Nazionale Monza on Sunday to follow the challenges on the track. Admission is free upon online seat reservation via the website www.monzanet.it . The internal parking is subject to charges at a cost of 15 euros for each car and 5 euros for each motorbike . Fans will be able to follow the track activities from the right side grandstand overlooking the starting straight. The disabled will have a dedicated area of easy access throughout the day in the building hospitality above the pitlane. The catering services will be open, the circuit shopping village where it is possible to buy the official merchandising of the Temple of Speed and the Monza Circuit Karting , the fun kart track suitable for adults and children inside the Alboreto curve .

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Santiago in pink Cycling Marathon - First Sauber trophy

On Saturday from 8 pm to 11 pm, the “ Santiago in rosa Cycling Marathon - first Sauber Trophy ” organized by the Cancro Primo Help association will make its debut on the track of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. The event, now in its eleventh edition, is reserved for the amateur categories of the Italian Cycling Federation with women's, men's and mixed teams. About 160 cyclists will challenge the Temple of Speed in a three-hour race, divided into 40 teams. The three teams in each category who have covered the most kilometers when time runs out will be awarded. The event, with the patronage of the Municipality of Monza and the patronage of the Lombardy Region, will see the extraordinary participation of the hosts Stefania Andriola and Justine Mattera and the athletes Alessandra Fior and Sabrina Schillaci. The contributions raised by the sponsors will support the Cancer Wigs First Aid Project which has made it possible to donate a wig to around 20,000 women with cancer free of charge. (A.D)

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