Autodromo Nazionale Monza alongside the Municipality of Monza in the #ResponsabilmenteGiovani project

The initiative aims to raise awareness and educate the younger generations on the best behaviors to pursue to reduce and combat the risks of road accidents.

Monza, 17 November 2022 – Spreading the culture of moving around safely through knowledge and the adoption of correct behavior and stimulating greater awareness of the risks of the vehicle and the road. With this in mind, the safe driving courses for cars and scooters, developed in collaboration with AC Milano, started today at the Monza Autodrome for over 200 students, including novice drivers and pink sheet holders, from the Monza schools participating in #ResponsabilmenteGiovani .

The initiative, conceived and presented by the Municipality of Monza , ranked second in the ranking of projects selected by the Ministry of the Interior for the promotion, coordination and monitoring of prevention, experimentation and contrast activities on the national territory of traffic accidents caused by alcohol and drugs.

“Automobile Club Milano is always in the front line, with the experts of its structure and its statutory study commissions, in the training of all road users, in order to create and disseminate in them a careful and growing knowledge of the characteristics of the traffic, the means used, the driving skills required, the rules of conduct, the dangers, the importance of all the aspects and all the rules that make up the complex picture of road safety. Our commitment embraces all age groups starting from the smallest and youngest, protagonists of the mobility of the future that we therefore wish to create on solid foundations built on prevention and awareness. That awareness that is indispensable every time we move at any time of our day, on foot or using any means”, he underlines Geronimo La Russa , President of Automobile Club Milano.

“Nobody owns the road, every day millions of people walk it as if it were a normal routine activity which leads us all to feel somewhat invincible and perfectly able to pay attention to several activities at the same time. We forget our responsibility towards the community and ignore that we are a potential danger both for us and for those around us; so let us try to remember that over 60% of road deaths are innocent victims of the distraction of others, which is the main cause of road accidents. When we are on the road - drivers, pedestrians, cyclists or scooter users - we must never feel hyper-protected by road rules (frequently interpreted too loosely and extensively in our favour) but think that through distraction or driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, or due to a sudden illness, or due to the material impossibility of realizing the sudden danger, those arriving may find themselves in the position of not being able to avoid the accident. We must therefore ensure that the perception of danger increases more and more in all road users, through targeted awareness campaigns on road safety education”, he says Giuseppe Redaelli , President of the Monza National Circuit.

“Making the generations who are approaching car driving aware of having respect for their vehicle and for all the 'actors' on the road, including pedestrians, is the first step in strengthening the perception of the risks deriving from incautious behaviour, such as distraction at the wheel , the underestimation of the road and above all the high speed. Also in the Temple of Speed, the ACI, which protects road safety among its statutory purposes, wants to demonstrate that it is possible to teach the youngest how to acquire the correct evaluation of the road and its dangers in relation to the road route, the importance to always respect the highway code, made up of simple rules that can save one's life and that of others”, he says Alessandra Zinno , General Manager of the Monza National Circuit.

The Monza and Brianza Traffic Police and the Monza Local Police were also present on the first day of the courses, which deal with roadside checks, in particular in the most sensitive time slots with respect to the phenomenon of driving while intoxicated or under the effect of narcotic substances.

Starting from the early stages of the project, the Police Forces have significantly increased the number of checks in order to prevent accidents. Since April, 586 drivers have been checked, including 78 novice drivers. 409 alcohol pre-tests and 18 drug tests were carried out - "Investing in the prevention and training of the youngest is an essential lever on the educational and safety fronts - explains the Mayor Paolo Pilotto - Opportunities like these, therefore, prove to be precious for learning in a serene way and for identifying positive examples to follow".

The Councilor for Youth Andreina Fumagalli and the Councilor for Security Ambrogio Moccia also took part in the press conference.

Together with the Italian Red Cross, Carrobiolo 2000 Cooperativa Sociale, Promozione Umana Onlus and Itineraria Teatro, Autodromo Nazionale Monza is one of the project implementers and will specifically organize safe driving courses for cars and scooters over 6 different days about 200 boys with the involvement of industry experts and the supervision of a talent loved and recognized by the younger generation of motorsport enthusiasts, namely the racing driver and TV presenter Davide Valsecchi.

The courses are designed as real training , in the classroom and in the field, to allow students to learn how to control the vehicle in different conditions: sudden dangers, braking, obstacles, wet curves and slippery asphalt. Furthermore, various types of road bends will be tackled to facilitate training and the evaluation of the correct speed approaching a bend and the intensity of braking.

Safe driving courses for cars are organized by Master Driving, a reality founded and directed by Maurizio Verini, Italian and European Rally champion and world champion for the Marches (FIAT), who has been involved in road safety for over 15 years and in particular in theoretical and practical car driving courses at all levels.

The safe driving courses for scooters, a vehicle that is becoming more and more part of the travel habits especially of the youngest, are instead held with the support of Dott, who makes available for the entire duration of the project up to 25 scooters and a qualified instructor. Dott is the market leader in the scooter and ebike sharing sector and has always invested in training and safety. Dott has been active in Italy since 2019 and in Milan and Monza since 2020 with its rental services.

Crugnola-Carmellino dominate the Special Rally Circuit in the Temple of Speed

The two-time Italian rally champion Andrea Crugnola, sailed by Marina Carmellino, wins three of the four stages disputed and wins by over 20 seconds over Tosini-Peroglio. Zanazio-Brusa finish third on the only WRC Plus in the race.

Andrea Crugnola is the winner of the sixth edition of the Special Rally Circuit organized by Vedovati Corse. The expert driver from Varese, the Italian rally champion in 2020 and 2022 and winner of the Monza Rally Show in 2019, has asserted his experience in the specialty by outclassing all the 99 opponents who have tried, unsuccessfully, to compete for the top step of the podium.

In fact, after two cars were forced to retire due to technical problems at the end of the shakedown on Saturday, there were 100 drivers at the start of the "Monzino", which gave life to four hard-fought Special Stages for a total of 81.4 Km covered. , in front of a cheering audience arranged on the terraces and stands of the Temple of Speed.

Crugnola, sailed by his partner Marina Carmellino, showed up at Monza driving a Citroën C3 R5 from Movisport, and was also able to beat the only WRC Plus in the race, the Ford Fiesta driven by Guido Zanazio And Cesare Brusa, who alternated in the roles of driver and navigator between the various tests and who closed the weekend in third overall, after being in second place until the start of the fourth test.

Crugnola-Carmellino, who conquered the success with more than 20 seconds of margin on the first rivals, were good at starting immediately strong, winning both the PS in the morning, the Vedovati 1 and the Special Vedovati 2, and putting between themselves and the two drivers of the WRC Plus an important margin, administered until the end. What made the difference was the second test of the day - after a very balanced first scratch and concluded in favor of the winners by just one tenth - with Crugnola and Carmellino who preceded the rival duo by 16.9 seconds.

Zanazio-Brusa tried to reassemble, grabbing the third Special Stage, but they ran into a bad fourth heat, so much so that they couldn't even confirm second place, stolen in the final by just two tenths of a second. Luca Tosini And Roberto Peroglio, third in 2021, on a Skoda Fabia R5 from Historika. Less fortunate was last year's star performer Marco Butti who, after a comforting start, damaged the car by losing some positions and finishing sixth with his Hyundai I20 (Dimensione Corse).

The Special Rally Circuit closed the sports season of the Temple of Speed. A year that saw the Autodrome become the home of endurance for two consecutive weeks in July, hosting both the European Le Mans Series and the World Endurance Championship, before recording a record attendance during Formula 1 Pirelli Italian Grand Prix 2022, with the red tide that inflamed the stands of the Brianza circuit for three days.

The sixth edition of the Special Rally Circuit in the Temple of Speed

The rally organized by Vedovati Corse counts over 100 members at the start, with the shakedown scheduled for Saturday at 1pm. The event closes the sporting season of the Brianza circuit.

The cars of the Special Rally Circuit are back on show in the Temple of Speed. The recurring rally appointment with the race organized by Vedovati Corse closes the sporting season of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November, and brings a parterre of prestigious members to the Brianza Circuit, with over a hundred drivers at the start of the race.

To be precise, there are 102 cars at the start, which will try to oust Marco Butti from the top step of the podium, winner in 2021 with his VW polo R5 at just 16 years old and present at the starting line also this year in Rally2 class with Hyundai. In the 2022 entry list, the Ford WRC Plus driven by Guido Zanazio together with the navigator Cesare Brusa, and the three WRCs of Fabrizio Fontana, Luigi Fontana and Alberto Sassi stand out. In the parterre also 6 Under 25 and 5 Under 18.

The first of the two days will be dedicated, as usual, to technical and sporting checks starting at 9:30, while from 13 there will be space for the shakedown. In addition, a Free Practice session will be held between 12:25 and 12:55, open to all registered teams and also to sponsors.

The races will instead take place all on Sunday, the decisive day to decree the winner of the sixth edition of the Special Rally Circuit. The program includes four Special Stages, of which two called "Vedovati" of 23.4 km, respectively at 8:38 and 13:37, and two, shorter, called "Special Vedovati", of 17.3 km, at 11:11 and 16:10. The four stages will therefore make up a mileage of 81.4 km between morning and afternoon and an overall route for pilots and navigators of 83.6 km.

Spectators will be able to access the Circuit on both Saturday and Sunday to follow the event live. Admission will be free, with the payment of parking on Sunday only and with a rate of 15 euros for each car and 5 euros for each motorcycle. The parking ticket must be purchased directly on the day of the event at the entrances of Viale di Vedano and Santa Maria delle Selve.

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Corporate team building activity, 3 winning ideas to make a group

Corporate team building activities have long been widespread among companies in every sector. Through team building events, in fact, it is possible to work on the harmony and motivation of employees, enhancing the so-called human resources of the company. The important thing, however, is to find the right idea, the one that manages to keep fun and effectiveness together. Here are 3 ideas for successful corporate team building.

Those who work in the human resources sector know it well: creating a positive climate among company employees is essential to allow them to work at their best and be productive. In fact, a motivated worker who feels part of a project that enhances him is naturally led to commit more, to contribute ideas and energy to the good running of the company, to collaborate with colleagues in a profitable way. An advantage for everyone: for the company, which will see its productivity grow, and for the worker, who will not experience the time spent in the factory or office with frustration. But how are these positive results achieved? The modalities are obviously manifold. An important role, however, is played by the so-called corporate team building activities , that is, initiatives aimed precisely at cementing employees, motivating them and helping them to form a group. Like many of the innovations in entrepreneurship and human resource management, corporate team building events originated in the United States but soon spread around the world. In Italy, for many years now, the HR departments of the largest and most innovative companies have been carrying out periodic team building activities aimed at all employees or specific sectors . More and more often, in the personnel offices, there are professionals who are specifically dedicated to organizing these initiatives and are always looking for new ideas and ideas for team building . Of course, there are many possibilities. At least 3, however, have an edge and deserve to be tried at least once.

Escape room, only those who play as a team win

The first idea for a winning corporate team building is the escape room , a group game that is now very popular and widespread in all major Italian cities. Technically, these are rooms (or perhaps it would be better to talk about labyrinths) from which it is possible to escape only by solving chain puzzles . There are many different types of escape rooms . What changes is above all the setting : from horror to science fiction, there is no suggestion that has not been explored by the creators of these game rooms. What does not change is the fundamental ingredient needed to pass the test: the harmony of the group. From an escape room you can only go out together, if you are a team. And this is precisely the reason that makes this format particularly suitable for corporate team building initiatives .

Adventure park, to make groups in the open air

Another activity much loved by human resources managers is the path inside an adventure park . And even in this case, the variety of the offer generates the embarrassment of choice. Around Italy, in fact, there are many equipped parks that offer the opportunity to try your hand at adventurous paths , including suspension bridges, launches with lianas and walls of rope to climb. All tests that allow you to test your resourcefulness and that, if lived in a group, are also a valid test of harmony and empathy . With an important addition: carrying out outdoor team building activities, immersed in nature, contributes to the psychophysical well-being of the participants.

Track ride in the Temple of Speed, the adrenaline that makes you grow

Escape room and adventure park, however, are now quite widespread team building activities, almost overused. Many companies, on the other hand, like novelty, the idea that displaces, which represents something unique for their employees to experience. And here, then, that Autodromo Nazionale Monza comes to the rescue with one of its most requested driving experiences : the “ Hot Laps ”, organized by Puresport . It is a truly unrepeatable experience: whizzing on one of the most famous tracks in the world aboard real racing cars, Gran Turismo or Formula 1 single-seaters. All this, supported by professional pilots . A team building activity of this type guarantees indescribable emotions and a full of adrenaline. Impossible not to be enchanted by the exclusivity of the location and the vibrations of a magical place.

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The titles of the ATCC and Legends Cars Italia championships awarded to the Autodromo Nazionale Monza

After two days of continuous brawl on the track in front of a good audience. In the final appointment with the seasonal Formula X Racing Weekends, Denis Babuin completed his run-up in the standings by triumphing in ATCC, while among the Legends the 2022 champion is Simone Borghi.

A weekend of great action on the track at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza ended. Nearly 300 drivers competed in 12 different categories in the last one Formula X Racing Weekend season in front of a beautiful setting of spectators, giving life to 18 races in the space of a few hours and decisive duels for the assignment of the titles, with the ATCC and Legends Cars Italia championships that were assigned right in the Temple of Speed.

Denis Babuin (Bolza Corse) completed the comeback in the standings on the duo composed of Giuseppe Bodega and Fulvio Ferri in ATCC , who came as leader in the championship for covered wheels but who did not show up at the Brianza stage. Babuin, who was 13 points behind Monza, did not have an easy time with a 25-second penalty in race-1 which relegated him out of the points zone. The success then went to Silvano Bolzoni, Babuin's teammate, ahead of Matteo Scapozza and Pasquale Notarnicola (Autostar Motorsport). Babuin made a comeback in the second competition, winning the championship thanks to the third place obtained. The driver from Bergamo positioned himself behind Andrea Marchesini, second, and Notarnicola, this time first classified.

Legends Cars Italia also declared the 2022 winner in Monza. At the end of the two 18-minute Brianza rounds, Simone Borghi became the absolute champion of the series. The driver of the Legend Cars Italia team also took away the satisfaction of winning race-2 on Sunday afternoon after an exciting duel with Gabriele Torelli (8KS Warner Experience), second at the checkered flag. Third was Alessandro Bollini Frigerio (Legend Cars Italia). The same three drivers made up the podium of race-1, with Torelli winning on Bollini Frigerio and Borghi.

In the two competitions disputed by the FX Pro Series , Tommaso Lovati (Lema Racing) was the best in a race-1 which ended on a tightrope with three drivers in a few tenths at the waving of the checkered flag. Behind Lovati were Simone Saglio (Corbetta Racing) and Giovanni Maschio. Maschio dominated the second race, ahead of Saglio and Andrea Raiconi (World Racing) by more than 12 seconds.

The weekend with Formula X offered hard-fought races to the last meter in the combined grid between FX3 and the Predator's Trophy . Race-1 on Sunday morning was decided by only 18 thousandths, with Matteo Manzo (Scuderia Cirelli) who got the better of Davide Critelli (D-Team Racing). Matteo Zaniboni (Sportauto Zaniboni) finished third instead. In the afternoon race to prevail over all rivals was Marco Luzzi (Harp Racing by LCM), who won the most prestigious square of the three ahead of Zaniboni and Andrea Giagnorio (CDM-RS).

Sandro De Virgilis (Alpha Team Racing) won the first of two rounds of the FX2 , which this weekend shared the grid with the Formula Classic F.3s and Abarths. The solo podium was the preserve of FX2 only, with Stefano Pezzoni (Ruote Scoperte Motorsport) second and Valentino Carofino (Valentino Racing Team) finishing third. Solid placements on the podium also in race-2 for De Virgilis, second, and Pezzoni, third. The victory, however, went to Andrea Maschi, Pezzoni's teammate.

Formula Class Junior and FX600 have also split the line-up twice in the Temple of Speed. In the first race Antonio Vessicchio preceded Marco Visconti (Stilo Corse) and Massimiliano Vichi (Polekart). Vichi instead won race-2 finishing ahead of Vessicchio and Mario Pellegrino.

Among the Caterhams of the Super Seven, Diogo Tavares (CRM Motorsport) was the star of race-1 ahead of Nuno Afonso (Atomic-Mageltech) and Gonçalo Lobo Vale (BCM Sports), while in race-2 Lobo Vale and Tavares confirmed a podium placement, respectively second and third, but failed to beat José Carlos Pires (Speedy Motorsport), leader at the finish.

In the first round of the Twingo Cup , held almost at night on Saturday, Mihajilo Mladenovic (ASK Mixa Racing Team) won, behind in the order Rok Cerar (Lema Racing) and Miha Fabijan (ASD Novo Mesto). In the second race, positions reversed on the first two steps of the podium, with Cerar ahead of Mladenovic and Fabijan again third.

The Speed Euroseries raced twice on the centenary track in Brianza: in the opening race the success went to Danny Molinaro (Avelon Formula) who preceded Mikael Jansson (Markmiljo Racing) and the Italian Pietro Ferri (Luxury Car Racing). In the second race, held in the afternoon, Ivan Bellarosa (Avelon Formula) won over Filippo Lazzaroni (Team Lazzaroni) and Steve Brooks (Luxury Car Racing).

At the Autodromo Nazionale Monza we are back on track in two weeks with the Special Rally Circuit by Vedovati Corse , now in its sixth edition. The traditional rally event hosted by the Temple of Speed will exalt the Brianza public on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November, with the riders ready to challenge each other along routes built specifically to increase the spectacle of the event. Further information is available on the website . (fm)