ACI Motorsport Training School

Appointment at the circuit on April 6th, focus on safety during track events for the marshals of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza.

Motorsport is dangeours, motorsport is dangerous: the Americans write it both on the passes and on the nets of their speedways. But we can work to minimize risks and accidents, especially for workers. And this is the focus of the day regarding safety at work which will see the Marshals of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza as protagonists on Saturday 6 April. A day that will enjoy the support of Specialist Motorsport Academy, the ACI training school directed by Raffaele Giammaria on behalf of ACI Sport and which counts on the support of Sport and Health.

The appointment is at 10am at the Tazio Nuvolari Press Room. On the agenda: safety at work during track activity according to law 81/08 also known as the Consolidated Law on Safety, information on interferential risks (those resulting from possible interference between works carried out by different companies), correct use of PPE (personal protective equipment), information on the fire prevention service and a quick overview of the 2024 regulatory changes of the FIA ​​(International Automobile Federation) and ACI Sport (the national Federation).

After an introduction by Alessandro Tibiletti, president of the GUG, the floor will pass to Renato Schmidt, international race director of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Pietro Andreoni, motorsport fire prevention expert and Michele Taddei of EcoGeo (ASPP Sias spa).

Monza Circuit Experience

The Monza Circuit Experience starts again

Monza Circuit Experience - From Friday 15 March the tours of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza will restart between history and modernization works.

The Temple of Speed ​​starts running again. From Friday 15 March the Monza Circuit Experience resumes, the tour of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza which will take enthusiasts to discover the secrets of the Brianza circuit between hospitality, press room, race direction and the most famous suspended podium in the world.

An immersion in the Temple of Speed, accompanied by expert guides who will tell the story of the centenary circuit built inside the Monza Park and the modernization works affecting the Temple of Speed.

The Monza Circuit Experience will be active from Friday 15 March and for the following weeks, on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday , with entrance from Biassono, Santa Maria delle Selve , and internal parking behind the Monza Circuit Shop where it will also be available the Temple of Speed ​​merchandising.

On the opening days, four different visits will be carried out at 10:00 – 11:30 – 14:30 – 16:00. It is possible to purchase the Monza Circuit Experience on the official TicketOne website.

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Tickets on sale for the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe

On track the endurance spectacle with world-class manufacturers fighting for success. Still at the start Valentino Rossi on the BMW M4 GT3 together with Marciello and Martin

The engines of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS are back in action at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. For the 12th time, the SRO endurance series is coming to Brianza to contest its 3-hour race in the Temple of Speed. An unmissable appointment for the calendar of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza which, in 2024, will welcome the drivers on a renovated track after renovation operations.

Stephane Ratel , CEO of SRO commented on the relationship with Monza:"SRO has enjoyed a long and successful history with Monza, which first hosted one of our events - BPR - back in 1995. The Temple of Speed remains one of the world’s great circuits that is rightly revered by drivers and fans alike, while Italy’s enduring passion for motorsport - and GT racing - is underlined by the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati. The latter’s new GT2 car will be an undoubted highlight this year, along with the return of home hero Valentino Rossi.".

The best endurance racers in the world will compete for victory on the 5,793-metre Monza track. A host of prestigious manufacturers are set to be involved, including the likes ofAston Martin, Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Lamborghini, McLaren, Mercedes – AMG and Porsche .

After the unfortunate 2023 race, Valentino Rossi will return to Monza on the BMW M4 GT3 of the WRT team alongside the reigning champion Raffaele Marciello and Maxime Martin aiming for victory in front of the Italian public. But the competition will be fierce with several crews ready to do battle in the Temple of Speed.

Free entry on Friday with free practice for the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS, Fanatec GT2 European Series Powered by Pirelli , GT4 European Series Powered by RAFA Racing Club and McLaren Trophy .

The ticket, which allows access to all the grandstands open to the public and the paddock, will cost 20 Euros for Saturday , while on Sunday it is on sale for 25 Euros . Subscription for the two days of Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September for 35 Euros.

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Monza works

Modernization works - The future of F1 starts from Monza

140 days – 21 million euros a commitment to adapt to the standards of today's F1.

Sticchi Damiani : “ We will make this circuit one of the best in the world

Fontana : “ The Region always alongside the Autodrome, Park and Villa Reale

Domenicali : “ I thank the institutions for this notable effort

Pilotto : “ This intervention is a test of our capabilities"

Friday 30 August 2024, on the occasion of the 95th edition of the "Formula 1 Pirelli Gran Premio d'Italia", the Autodromo Nazionale Monza - the oldest, most prestigious and fastest circuit in the F 1 world - after 140 days of works and investments for a total of 21 million euros , will be presented to riders, teams, professionals, media, fans and enthusiasts with a completely renewed body and soul: a restyling that will make "The Temple of Speed" more modern, high-performance, safe, comfortable, sustainable. A commitment to adapt to the standards of modern Formula 1. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Matteo Salvini also participated in the start of the work this morning.

Angelo Sticchi Damiani (President of Automobile Club Italia)We want to combine the extraordinary history of this facility, which has hosted the exploits of the all-time champions of world motorsport, with technological research and the most cutting-edge architectural solutions, naturally with the utmost respect for the iconic place in which we are located. We are in fact inside the second largest fenced park in Europe, a restricted park, a treasure to be safeguarded for future generations. Within this context we have designed and from now on we will work towards the realization of an ambitious project which will have the aim, within three years, of completing a significant restyling of the Autodrome. The objective is to ensure that our system aligns itself with the best circuits around the world, in terms of the quality of the offer provided, preserving the plus of over one hundred years of history, the unique heritage of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. Always in the search to keep the helm firmly in place, in the development of our journey that begins today, the first interventions are aimed at safeguarding the usability of the facility and the safety of the public, trying in the meantime to get to the next grand prix by immediately giving a new and captivating image of the circuit. We are absolutely grateful for the attention of the Government and the Public Authorities, demonstrated by the presence of the Honorable Matteo Salvini, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, who wanted to demonstrate his support for the Automobile Club of Italy, to the Automobile Club Milano, represented here by President Geronimo La Russa, and to SIAS in the person of President Giuseppe Redaelli. A further testimony to the unity of the team that is carrying out this project is the unconditional support that the Lombardy Region, in the person of its President Attilio Fontana, has always shown".

Stefano Domenicali (President and CEO Formula 1) : "The important works starting here today represent the first step needed to adapt the Monza plant to the standards required by modern Formula 1. I want to thank the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, the President of Lombardy, the President of the Automobile Club of Italy and the mayor of Monza for the effort that led to this announcement and to making the investments possible. I look forward to these works being completed in time for the Italian Grand Prix in September and look forward to seeing the full program of works continue over the coming years".

Attilio Fontana (President of the Lombardy Region)The complex of the Park and the Royal Villa of Monza is a jewel of our Lombardy which hosts important activities. Among these is the Autodromo where the Monza Grand Prix takes place which has a history and fame with few equals and an important return for the area. The Lombardy Region has always supported with substantial resources both the Villa Reale complex, with 55 million euros for the realization of the master plan, and ACI, with 32 million euros of autonomous resources and 25 million derived from the State, for the works that will allow use the systems as best as possible with an important economic return. We hope that the renovation works, which start today, will be completed within the scheduled timescales and that the planned works on the stands and boxes will also be completed as soon as possible. We also trust that the national institutions will continue to support, together with us, the Monza Park with its Villa and the Grand Prix".

Paolo Pilotto (Mayor of Monza)The constant commitment of all the public entities involved has made it possible to get to today with the start of the works. In particular, we have paid great attention to maintaining a stable and rigorous balance between the needs of the sports facility - which boasts a glorious history - and respect for the cultural and environmental heritage that surrounds it, which is equally historic and prestigious. Today's is certainly a goal, but also a challenge in ensuring quality and precision of execution, combining them with respect for the scheduled times: a test of speed and skill that the circuit requires and which we are certain will also be applied to the other works that the capital of Brianza awaits, starting from the extension of the M5 line from Milan to Monza."

A more modern, high-performance, safe, comfortable and sustainable system. Below, in summary, the most significant interventions that will affect the Autodromo Nazionale Monza and which, thanks to the use of materials obtained from regenerated and regenerable raw materials, will involve little exploitation of virgin resources and will have a minimal impact on the natural environment of the park and will allow the reduction of both air and noise pollution:

newly developed flexible paving , which will make the track more performing, both in terms of speed and resistance;

demolition and reconstruction of the curbs present along the curves;

renovation of the water collection and drainage system (the new system has been specifically designed to deal with the increasingly frequent extreme weather events);

redevelopment of the entrance avenue from Vedano ;

demolition and reconstruction of 3 underpasses (Santa Maria alle Selve entrance, adjacent to the swimming pool, and the two that reach viale Mirabello, passing under the straight stretch between the Ascari variant and the Parabolica-Alboreto curve);

construction of a new underpass that will connect Porta Vedano to the Parabolica;

creation of new pedestrian paths in concrete, an ideal material for outdoor pedestrian paving.

In all the underpasses, to guarantee the public can follow tests, qualifications and races in maximum safety, pedestrian and vehicular traffic will be separated and there will be a new, functional and safe access for heavy vehicles.

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Tickets for the Imola and Monza GPs are on sale

The 2023 Formula 1 World Championship has just ended but the Automobile Club of Italy - organizing body of the Formula 1 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix and the Formula 1 Pirelli Italian Grand Prix - has been working for some time to organize the two Italian stages of the 2024 World Cup. First step : the , at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza.


Sticchi Damiani: “ACI is the only organization in the world to organize two events like this”
Angelo Sticchi Damiani (President of the Automobile Club of Italy) : “With great satisfaction and renewed commitment, we are working towards the holding of these two Grands Prix in Italy. I like to underline how ACI, the Automobile Club of Italy, is the only organizer in the world to do so and I am also convinced that we are on the right path because all together - Government, Regions, Municipalities and other subjects involved - we can guarantee the extension, until to 2030, contracts with Formula 1".

Bonaccini: “Grand Prix: signal of restart”
Stefano Bonaccini (President of the Emilia-Romagna Region ): “Formula 1 returns to Imola, in the heart of the Emilia-Romagna Motor Valley. Let's start where we left off. We promised it a year ago, when with a very painful but inevitable choice, in the face of the dramatic flood that hit our territory, we decided - together with the Government, the organizers and the Municipality - to cancel the Grand Prix. The Grand Prix on May 19th therefore takes on a double meaning for us: a great sports celebration, but also a new, precious opportunity to keep attention high on this wounded land. An attention which, I would like to point out, came immediately from many important automotive groups and from Formula 1 itself: concrete gestures of solidarity for which, once again, I would like to thank them. Nothing like sport can unite people, and nothing like sport can translate into an extraordinary opportunity to promote and enhance the territory. I'm sure it will be like this once again. All together at the Enzo and Dino Ferrari racetrack in Imola, to start again".

Fontana: “We are always at Monza's side with concrete actions”
Attilio Fontana (President of the Lombardy Region)The Italian Grand Prix in Monza is, in all respects, one of the most important events in our country, not only in sporting terms but also and above all as a showcase for a country that is a leading player in the world. In all of this, the Lombardy Region plays a fundamental role because it has always supported this event with concrete actions. Therefore, the initiative to offer, starting from the next few days, access tickets to the event scheduled between the end of August and the beginning of September is a good thing. A Christmas gift that can make motor enthusiasts happy and more generally all those who will be able to admire the magic of the most important and historic 'Temple of Speed'".

Panieri: “We work to enrich the offer for fans”
Marco Panieri (Mayor of Imola):This initiative represents an opportunity for the launch of both Formula 1 Grands Prix, increasingly in synergy and capable of enhancing the country system through passion, history and sport with great champions. After a very difficult year, it is positive, with the occasion of Christmas, to relaunch these great events in the new year. We are working and have worked as a Municipality to increase the fans' experience, from the Fan Zone to the historic center, enhancing the excellence and reality of the city. In particular, I remember that 2024 will also be the year of celebrations for the 30th anniversary of the death of Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna, to whose memory we will pay homage with a series of initiatives".

Pilotto: “Sport is an opportunity for knowledge”
Paolo Pilotto (Mayor of Monza)Monza and Imola together represent two communities known in Italy and around the world also for motor sports. The Grand Prix is ​​sport, a meeting between people from all over the world, an opportunity to get to know cities and their values".

Program and times of the two Italian stages of the World Championship
The Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, seventh stage of the 2024 World Championship, will be held on the circuit of the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola (4,909 metres) on Friday 17 May (free tests), Saturday 18 May (free practice and qualification) e Sunday 19 May (race over 63 laps). The Fan Zone will open its doors on Thursday 16 May.

The 95th edition of the Formula 1 Pirelli Italian Grand Prix, sixteenth stage of the 2024 world championship, will take place on the road circuit of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza (5,793 metres) on Friday 30 August (free tests), Saturday 31 August (free practice and qualifying) e Sunday 1st September (race over 53 laps). The Fan Zone will open as early as Thursday 29 August.

Tickets can be purchased on the websites , and .

Crugnola Andrea

Grand finale of the season arriving at the Monza Rally, 101 points between Overall and Terra

One hundred or more reasons for the show are set for the last stage of 2023, on the mixed dirt-asphalt of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. On 1 and 2 December the dirt track specialists will challenge those of the top series, in a single race, together with many luxury outsiders. 7 young people from ACI Team Italia compete for the Junior tricolor. Show guaranteed over 78 km in 10 special stages, with live coverage on RAI and ACI Sport TV.

The Italian Absolute Rally Sparco Championship and the Italian Rally Terra Championship cross paths for a season finale never seen before. On Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd December the Monza Rally will offer the last stage of the two main Italian series in an atypical scenario, on the mixed route between dirt and asphalt entirely designed within the park and circuit in the Autodromo Nazionale Monza . 78 timed km divided into 10 special stages will propose, in the Italian version, a spectacle seen only in the two editions of the race valid for the World Championship, in '20 and '21. Although the two major titles in the CIAR Sparco and CIRT have already been awarded, the best interpreters of the specialty will be present at the start, alongside the talents of ACI Team Italy called to showdown for the CIAR Junior, a youth series still in search of the Champion and the only Italian title left vacant. A total of 101 crews are expected at the start, thanks to the presence of many exceptional drivers who bring 43 Rally2 cars to the top category. Also present were several speed specialists on the circuit recalled by the Monza event, as well as the two single-brand trophies twinned with the Italian series, the Suzuki Rally Cup which has already closed early, and the GR Yaris Rally Cup which will instead indicate its winner in the Temple of Speed.

PROGRAM IN BRIEF | The Monza Rally will begin to heat up on Friday morning, with the shakedown open from 8:00 to 12:00 to allow competitors to test the cars in competition trim. The race will start from the stage on the straight starting from 1.00 pm, towards the first timed section SSS1 Monza (2.53 km) scheduled from 1.12 pm. As usual, the initial Power Stage will award 3,2,1 points for the series within the CIAR Sparco and will be broadcast live from 1.05pm on RAI Sport HD (ch. 58 DT and raiplay) and on ACI Sport TV (ch. 228 Sky, 402 tivùsat, , Facebook @ACISportTV, @CIRally, @CIRallyTerra). The first day will already be very interesting from a competitive point of view, as it will propose three other special tests with a passage on the “Junior” test (7.33 km – SS2 2.55 pm) and a double evening lap on the longer “Serraglio” (12.5 km – SS3 5.13 pm, SS4 7.31 pm) to tackle with the headlights on. On Saturday the final phase will develop with six special tests starting from the double passage on the "Roggia" (12.18 km - SS5 8:04, SS6 10:24), followed by two laps on the same "Junior" (SS7 12:40 , SS9 3.19pm) and “Monza” (SS8 12.58pm, SS10 3.37pm). The curtain call on the rally and the 2023 season is scheduled from 4pm on the circuit's straight.

CHALLENGE BETWEEN CHAMPIONS | The eighth round for the CIAR Sparco and the sixth for the CIRT bring with them a potential of exceptional talent and muscles, made up of the top national drivers, all engaged in a stage at maximum scoring coefficient 1.5, also for the Junior, Two Wheel Drive and R1 series. They will all race together in a single race for a final podium and a general ranking of the rally. But the pilots registered with the Assoluto will be transparent for the purposes of the Terra ranking; vice versa, all pilots with an Italian or San Marino license will be able to place themselves in the Overall ranking, but only those registered will be able to acquire the relevant points. To make the competition even more interesting there is the factor of the mixed surface , and the crews' free choice of set-up and asphalt or dirt tyres, with a maximum of 12 tires to use. All factors that make the result unpredictable. But with the major titles already awarded, tactics are eliminated, so we can expect an equal comparison driven only by the desire to win.

A source of pride for the Absolute Champions Andrea Crugnola and Pietro Elia Ometto , who rightfully have the number 1 on the doors of their Citroen C3 Rally2 prepared by FPF Sport and with Pirelli tyres. The driver from Varese will therefore return to Monza two years after the great victory in the WRC3, this time to best archive the season of the second consecutive title, the third in the career for the couple. The main opponent for the Assoluto could be Fabio Andolfi from Savona, currently n°3 in the standings, again driven by Nicolò Gonella on the Skoda Fabia Rally2 of MS Munaretto, who will have the opportunity to gain the runner-up position at the expense of the absent one Bass. Among the priorities, the pair formed by Paolo Andreucci and Rudy Briani clearly stands out, having confirmed themselves as Italian Land Champions even before leaving for Monza. The absence of his rival Gryazin has in fact arithmetically confirmed the third consecutive victory of the dirt track title for the driver from Garfagni, who presents himself at the start in the standard formation, on the Skoda Fabia in the RS version managed by H-Sport, with MRF Tyres tyres. The comparison for the tire manufacturers is also fascinating, with Michelin fielding Tommaso Ciuffi and Pietro Cigni, they on the Erreffe Rally Team's Skoda. As happened in the first coincidence between CIAR Sparco and CIRT, the Florentine will be able to try to show off in the comparison with the Assoluto, with the main objective of gaining the second final position in the Terra. Last chance also shared by Enrico Oldrati from Bergamo, who will make his first appearance of the season with Giacomo Ciucci, again on the Skoda of MS Munaretto. The Slovenian arrives in Monza with the desire to confirm himself among the best revelations of the season Bostjan Avbelj, The Italian Promotion Champion who together with his compatriot Damijan Andrejka will try to get on the overall podium again, as he did in the last round in Sanremo, and to confirm himself as competitive also on gravel at the wheel of Munaretto's Skoda.

THE OUTSIDER | There are also many drivers who do not belong to the two championships, but can take advantage of the opportunity in Monza for a comparison at the highest levels. Andrea Mabellini from Brescia with Virginia Lenzi has demonstrated his talent in the European Championship and in the Italian Asphalt Rally Championship, and will try to reiterate it on the Northon Racing Skoda also on dirt roads. Similar story for Corrado Pinzano from Biella, among the protagonists of the CIR Asfalto and ready for the new challenge with Mauro Turati on the Bohemian Rally2 of PA Racing. Elwis Chentre from Aosta is a well-known face in the Regional Rally Cup, always worth watching among the Skodas, this time driven by Massimiliano Bay. There is no shortage of emerging young people, like the ACI Team Italia driver Roberto Daprà, a boy from Trentino who has just won the European RC4 title, Junior ERC vice-champion, who will ride the Skoda Fabia Rally2 for the first time, again driven by Luca Guglielmetti; then the eighteen year old from Como Marco Butti who, this year, showed off on the Italian circuits in the Italian GT Championship and with the victory of the Under 25 in the TCR Italy, at the start joined by Flavio Zanella in the Hyundai i20.

COMPARISON OF TWO SERIES | Already appreciated this year at the mid-season San Marino, the confrontation between the protagonists of CIAR Sparco and those of Terra will be repeated. In addition to the champions and the first pursuers, there are many crews that will animate this Italian epilogue. On the Absolute front, Rachele Somaschini could not miss the "home" challenge with Nicola Arena on the Citroen C3, chasing the ACI Sport Women's Cup which sees her in second position. Among the Rally2s, many already know Monza, like the driver from Saluzzo Enrico Brazzoli paired with Luca Beltrame, the Larians Maurizio and Federica Mauri, the Savonese Francesco Aragno with Giancarla Guzzi, all on Skoda; while it will be the first appearance for the Roman Fabio Angelucci, this time assisted by Milena Danese on the Citroen C3. Among the Assoluto drivers, the Roman Michael Rendina will also be present, usually involved in the Two Drive Wheels and now ready to make his debut in Rally2 on the Sportec C3, always accompanied by Mario Pizzuti. The "dusty" members of the CIRT are also highly rated for the fight at the top, among which the names of the young son of art stand out Angelo Pucci Grossi, who together with Francesco Cardinali has already won the Under 25 trophy, from Versilia Emanuele Dati at the second presence with Manuel Fenoli on the notes, of the Greek Nikolaos Pavlidis, with the British Alan Harryman among the regular presences of the Italian Terra, all driving Skodas. Mattia Codato from Treviso will also return to action with Christian Dinale, on another Bohemian four-wheel drive.

JUNIOR FINAL | The only Italian title still at stake is the one in the CIAR Junior , so the seven ACI Team Italia crews who responded to Monza's last call are ready to dance. The Champion in the youth series will then be crowned in the Temple of Speed, an objective which three drivers in the line-up set up by ACI Sport can still aim for, all on Renault Clio Rally5s prepared by Motorsport Italia and fitted with Pirelli tyres. At the top of the rankings is always Davide Pesavento from Vicenza with Marco Frigo, the most successful of the Under 27s who will try to complete a season always lived in command. Pesavento is the only one of the three title contenders who can win the championship even with a second place, while the other two will necessarily have to aim for first position in the race. Among these, Igor Iani from Ossola has a good chance, second force of the Italian flag with Nicola Puliani, while Francesco Dei Ceci from Caserta with Nicolò Lazzarini will start from the fourth overall position and will need the maximum points, as well as a series of coincidences, to graduate Sample. Less pressure, but a great opportunity in Monza also for the other elements of the "settebello" of ACI Team Italia, among which Matteo Doretto from Pordenone wants to gain positions with Andrea Budoia, still looking for the first satisfaction of the season. Marco Zanin from Treviso also wants to end the season on a high note, galvanized by his latest victory in Sanremo, again paired with Massimo Moriconi. So completing the Junior group will not be missing the Trentino brothers Geronimo and Francesca Nerobutto , often among the fastest on dirt roads, and the Arezzo Niko La Notte making his debut paired with the expert navigator Giovanni Bernacchini.

TWO WHEEL DRIVE | The Two Wheel Drive category is always monopolized by the Peugeot 208 Rally4. For the Assoluto the title has already been awarded to Gianandrea Pisani, absent in Monza, but there will be many of his best opponents starting from the vice-champion from Trentino Fabio Farina with Daniel Pozzi, then Gabriel Di Pietro from Ossola with Andrea Dresti, Giorgio Cogni from Piacenza with Alessandro Cervi, Emanuele Fiore from Liguria with Pietro D'Agostino and Graziano Nember from Brescia with Luca Catalano on the notes, all on traction cars front of the French brand. Running between two-wheel drive and very attentive to the ACI Sport Women's Cup is the Friulian Arianna Doriguzzi Breatta , leader in the pink classification, again navigated by Simone Crosilla on another Peugeot. Everyone on the 208, including the dirt road specialists who will compete for the Two Wheel Drive Cup in the CIRT. The ranking sees Cogni himself in command, followed by Nicolò Marchioro from Padua with Marco Marchetti, and by the Florentine brothers Lorenzo and Cosimo Ancillotti , both with residual chances of winning the trophy. Keep an eye on the Como native Matteo Fontana , one of the young Italians emerging also in the international field in the WRC, who returns to tread the Italian roads always paired with Alessandro Arnaboldi on Peugeot.

EYE ON VALENTINO LEDDA | The name of Valentino Ledda , who will participate in the Monza Rally as winner of the ACI Sport Off Road Stage for the 2023 season, arouses much curiosity. The seventeen-year-old Sardinian driver, from Burgos, is among the representatives of ACI Team Italia and took part in the Youth Project of the Automobile Club of Italy which, this season, led him to make his debut in international rallies. Already Italian Autocross Champion, this year involved in the Latvian Championship together with his contemporary Giovanni Trentin as bearer of the national team, Valentino Ledda was the best student of the ACI Sport Federal School within the activity dedicated to aspiring rally drivers held in Maggiora, organized in collaboration with Yamaha Motor Europe Italian branch and Pirelli. Therefore he was offered as a prize the participation in this rally at the wheel of the Yamaha YXZ 1000 R, a four-wheel drive car already appreciated within the Italian Cross Country and Side by Side Championship on which he will be joined by the navigator Claudio Mele who accompanied throughout 2023.

GR YARIS RALLY CUP | At the end of the season the GR Yaris Rally Cup could not be missing, a Toyota trophy awaiting the name of the winner. You will be able to observe 16 registered cars at work, with some new names among the R1T 4x4s of the Japanese company. However, the ranking offers a subtle balance, with the Roman Simone Di Giovanni in the lead, with just three points over Jacopo Facco from Rovigo and eight over the Sicilian Salvatore Lo Cascio. Then, fourth is Tommaso Paleari, and fifth is the defending champion Thomas Paperini who in turn has just one point ahead of Fabrizio Andolfi Jr. In short, a challenge yet to be defined.

SUZUKI RALLY CUP | Always present alongside the CIAR Sparco is the Suzuki Rally Cup, which has reached its seasonal epilogue. Leading the way for the 12 trophy riders at the start will once again be Matteo Giordano and Manuela Siragusa, winners of the Japanese trophy for the second time in a row and Italian R1 Champions with six victories out of six on the Swift Hybrid. However, with the cup podium still to be awarded and the under 25 and Racing Start rankings even more uncertain, there will be no shortage of action on world clay. The champion will be worried first and foremost by Roberto Pellè navigated by Luca Franceschini, who will have to defend second place from the many young drivers present in Monza. In the final round for Suzuki there are 7 under25 trophy riders involved, more than half, among which Alessandro Forneris and Sebastian Dallapiccola stand out.

SPARCO RALLY ITALIAN OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR 2023: March 10-March 11 | Rally Il Ciocco and Valle del Serchio; April 14-April 15 | #RA Rally Regione Piemonte; May 5-6 | Targa Florio Rally (coeff. 1.5); June 16-17 | San Marino Rally (coeff. 1.5); July 28-30 | Rally di Roma Capitale (coeff. 1.5); 8-9 September | 1000 Miglia Rally; 29-30 September | Rallye Sanremo; December 1-2 | Monza Rally (coeff. 1.5)

CIAR SPARCO RANKING: 1. Crugnola 159pt*; 2. Low 84pt; 3. Andolfi 64; 4. Avbelj 58pt; 5. De Tommaso 42pt;
CIR PROMOTION RANKING: 1. Avbelj 112pt*; 2. Ferrarotti 100pt; 3. Bottarelli 88pt;
CIAR TWO WHEEL DRIVE RANKING: 1. Pisani 97pt*; 2. Flour 61pt; 3. Cambiaghi 51.5pts; 4. Lucchesi 33pt; 5. Cardi 30.5pt;
CIAR JUNIOR RANKING: 1. Pesavento 85pt; 2. Iani 70pt; 3. Pederzani 58pts; 4. Chickpeas 55pt; 5. Doretto 46pt;

ITALIAN RALLY TERRA CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR 2023: 18-19 March | Rally Val d'Orcia; 20-21 May | Adriatic Rally; 16-17 June San Marino Rally; 15-16 September | Nuraghi and Vermentino Rally; October 21-22 | Marche Rally; December 1-2 | Monza Rally (coeff. 1.5)

CIRT RANKING: 1. Andreucci 72pt*; 2. Gryazin 52.5pts; 3. Wisps 37pt; 4. Oldrati 33pt; 5. A. Pucci Grossi 21.5pts;
*already Italian Champion

PHOTO 2023 available here
CIRT RANKINGS available here

Macchina in gara al rally di Monza 2023

There is the list of entries for the Monza Rally, 100 of them at the start of the last round of the CIAR and CIRT

The grand Italian finale, scheduled for 1 and 2 December in the Temple of Speed, presents all the names of the crews expected in the race. Among the 43 Rally2 confirmed leaders Crugnola and Andreucci, many interesting drivers and watch out for the Juniors who are fighting for the title.

The publication of the entry list reminds us that the time for the Monza Rally is truly upon us. There is just a week left until the event that will write the final verdicts on the main Italian rallying series, so the publication of the list with all the crews expected to compete on 1 and 2 December at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza has arrived on time. A total of 100 competitors are admitted to this rally which, as widely described and debated in the meantime, will take place on the double surface of dirt and asphalt along a route of 100 km in total entirely inside the Temple of Speed, on sections of track and in the fenced park.

The main tricolor validity of interest are clearly the major series Sparco Absolute Italian Rally Championship and the Italian Terra Rally Championship, but the spotlight will also be on the Italian Rally Junior Championship, which in fact remains the only Italian title still to be awarded and will feature 7 young people from ACI Team Italia at the start.

The publication of the entry list for the Monza Rally has in fact already formally assigned, even before the race, the CIRT title to Paolo Andreucci and Rudy Briani given the absence of Gryazin. Therefore, an opportunity to celebrate in Monza for the three-time Terra Champion duo, who are not missing. Present at the top of the list are the pair of Absolute Champions Andrea Crugnola and Pietro Ometto, and the Promotion Champions Bostjan Avelj and Damjian Andrejka. There are also several interesting profiles among the outsiders, not registered in the championships, such as Andrea Mabellini and Corrado Pinzano among the big names as well as Roberto Daprà, the driver of ACI Team Italia, RC4 European Champion, who will debut on the Skoda Rally2.

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Monza Rally between technical challenges and celebration for the public

Dirt and asphalt will put the choice of set-ups and tires to the test, while in the service park and in the stands it will be a great celebration for the event that closes the 2023 season.

There is less and less left until the start of the Monza Rally . The race, valid for both the Campionato Italiano Assoluto Rally Sparco and the Campionato Italiano Rally Terra will see the tricolor flag flying on the starting stage of The Temple of Speed ​​straight on Friday 1 December at 1.00 pm . Free entry to the circuit and to the service park set up in the paddock of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza , internal paid parking. A rally that promises to be challenging for the preparators who will have to juggle between setups and tire choices on a mixed terrain with 56% dirt and 44% asphalt .

The return of a stage of the Italian championship on mixed surfaces comes after the seventh round of the 1996 Italian Rally Championship, held in conjunction with the stage of the World Rally Championship at the 38th Rallye Sanremo. Among the protagonists of that race, and fighting for the 2023 title of the Italian Terra Rally Championship, Paolo Andreucci, eleven-time Italian Rally Champion, was a sure protagonist of the challenge on the asphalt and dirt roads of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza.

After the start, from the straight of the Brianza circuit, the SSS1 Monza 1 will ignite the challenge. The start, located in conjunction with the area of ​​the first variant, can be followed from Grandstand 8 - Prima Variante Esterna with a double inversion that will take the pilots along the North Overpass. The same test will be repeated on Saturday 2 December at 12.58pm ( SP8 ) and 3.37pm ( SP 10 ) as the final test of the 2023 Monza Rally.

However, Grandstand 23 - Inner Parabolica will be the best observation point for one of the most spectacular passages of SS2 Junior (Friday 2.55pm) which will also be repeated as SS7 (Saturday 12.40pm) and SS9 (Saturday 3.19pm). The jump and the inversion exiting the South Flyway have always been among the most anticipated passages in the Monza rallies and such a spectacular passage could not be missing for the last act of the Italian series.

As darkness falls on the Temple of Speed, the show will move to the Service Park , in the Paddock of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. Live entertainment with DJ sets and the possibility of following the PS3 and 4 Serraglio on the big screen thanks to the live images of ACI Sport TV will be a moment of celebration waiting for the crews before the nightly regrouping.

On Saturday morning, the final day of the Italian Absolute Rally Sparco Championship and the Italian Rally Terra Championship will open with the PS5 Roggia at 8.04, followed immediately by the repetition of the same test PS6 at 10.24. There are various stands that will be able to welcome enthusiasts to observe the most evocative passages: La Grandstand 23 – Parabolica Interna with the inversion that will take the protagonists towards the South Flyover, the Grandstand 8 - Prima Variante Esterna from which you can enjoy one of the most technical passages at the height of the First Variation and the Tribune 18 – 19 – 20 Uscita Ascari to see the end of the test which has the highest percentage of dirt track.

At 4.00 pm the appointment is on the finishing straight of The Temple of Speed ​​where, on the finishing stage, the winners of the Monza Rally will be able to raise their trophies to the sky and celebrate their Italian titles.

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11 and 12 November - Appointment at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, the Luciano Vedovati Memorial and the Pirelli prize pool are up for grabs.

The wait is almost over. All eyes are on a registered list that leaves no doubt about the intensity of the challenge ready to start over the weekend between 11th and 12th November. There's very little left until the start of an event that makes exclusivity and entertainment its strong points.

Just take a look at the roll of honor to realize how much this competition has always been able to attract the attention of top drivers. Uzzeni Miele, Pedersoli, Puricelli, Brusa, Re, Butti to get to the 2022 edition which boasted of having the Italian champion Andrea Crugnola among its best performers.

The seventh edition of the "Special Rally Circuit" signed by Vedovati Corse presents 89 crews at the start, including a historic car. High-profile presences that do not disappoint expectations. In fact, Mauro Miele will be at the start with number 1. The sixty-seven year old from Varese, 2022 world champion in the WRC2 Master category, will be competing in the Skoda Fabia together with the young Erika Badinelli.

On the powerful WRC Plus we will instead see Guido Zanazio and Cesare Brusa at work aboard the Ford Fiesta, among the most accredited after the third place overall obtained last year. In the same class, the Veronese Stefano Zambon has already been seen at work with both the WRC and the R5, present on this occasion with the expert Gabriele Romei on a Citroen C3. There are also two "classic" WRCs with Mirko Puricelli. The fast Swiss driver will be competing with Marco Menchini in the Citroen Ds3. He will have to contend with another specialist in these competitions: Fabrizio Fontana at the start with Simona Savastano in the Hyundai I20.

The list of cars in the R5 class is particularly large, with 36 competing. In addition to the number 1 Miele we will see some of the most popular Italian drivers at the start including Alessandro Perico present with Matteo Cressoni on one of the Skoda Fabias created by the Factory of the strong driver from Bergamo. In addition to him, Piero Longhi will not be missing from this event. The former Italian Rally champion decided to be in the game with Renato Papaleo also in a Skoda.

All eyes are also on "Linos", a particularly fast driver on the track who this year already has success at the "Motors Rally Show" in Pavia in his palmares. Also worth keeping a close eye on is Simone Miele who, as mentioned, has already won this race twice. The Lombard driver will have the Skoda Fabia at his disposal and will be supported by Luca Beltrame. Another who has already signed the roll of honor for this event will be Marco Butti on this occasion on the right seat of the Skoda Fabia of the young Gianluca Luchi, the first Under 25 in the entry list. In this regard, the category reserved for young people under twenty-five is of particular interest.

As many as ten, ready to win the prizes up for grabs in this event. In fact, the "Luciano Vedovati Memorial" will go to the winner, while thanks to the important presence of Pirelli , two covers will be delivered to the "Under" winners for both two- and four-wheel drive vehicles. Pirelli also rewards the winners of the "Rally 2" and "Rally 4" classes with two covers, while 4 tires will be made available to the best crew in the "Rally 5" class. All prizes are obviously linked to the use of the products of the famous Milanese brand. Also in this edition the Monza event enjoys the contribution of Mc Racing Store & Garage.

The "Pink" category is also interesting. In fact, there will be four exponents of the "fairer sex" competing. They range from the young Rita Sammartino and Marinella Bonaiti on a Peugeot 208 to the equally young Marta Carello navigated by the excellent Pietro Ometto on the Toyota Yaris passing through Anna Chinnici and Franco Barnardazzi on board a 208. Also part of the pink list are Chiara and Aldo Brambilla on board the Mini Cooper.

The race comes to life on Saturday with the technical and sporting checks. Engines running with the shakedown that will end the day. The competition starts on Sunday at 8.31am. We start with " Vedovati 1 ", the longest test of the two scheduled. The first car will present itself at the start at 8.38 am. The reorganization and assistance will be the interlude before tackling the over seventeen kilometers of the "Special Vedovati" with the start scheduled at 11:11 am. Tests that will be repeated identically ( Vedovati 2 at 1.37pm and Special Vedovati 2 at 4.10pm) also in this case interspersed with reorganizations and service parks. Arrival and awards ceremony at 4.30pm.


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The Special Stages of the Monza Rally have been revealed

43.98 km on dirt, 34.96 on asphalt in the 10 Special Stages that will close the 2023 season of the Sparco Italian Absolute Rally Championship and the Italian Terra Rally Championship.

The Monza , Junior , Serraglio and Roggia Special Tests will close the 2023 season of the Sparco Italian Absolute Rally Championship and the Italian Terra Rally Championship . The Monza Rally , scheduled for Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd December at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza , is ready to offer a stage of absolute value and technical routes to the protagonists of the Italian series. Registrations open from Monday 30 October 2023 .

The 78.94 kilometers of special tests will represent a real challenge for drivers and trainers who will have to deal with a mixed route which includes 34.96 kilometers on asphalt and 43.98 kilometers on dirt in the two days in Monza. Routes also made famous by the passage, in 2020 and 2021, of the WRC World Rally racing cars which, right inside the largest fenced park in Europe, closed the two seasons marked by the pandemic.

The final act of the tricolor rally will start on the starting straight of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. But in pole position, at 1.00 pm on December 1st, the R5s will take off under the traffic lights that usually start the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix. We'll get straight to the point SSS1 Monza , la Power Stage live on TV on ACI Sport TV and on Rai Sport which will see the pilots and navigators tackle the 2.53 kilometers of the first special which, from the area of ​​the first variant, will pass behind the North Flyover and then face a hill that will lead to the first asphalted section. After covering a stretch of track at the Curva Grande, you will return to the park for the second half of the test which includes several 90° bends and a circular sector of approximately 270° in width.

After the reorganization and a visit to the service park, it will be Junior 1 (7.33 km – 4.92 km dirt – 2.41 asphalt) that will put the protagonists of the Italian rallies to the test. Departure from the Ascari variant and then travel along the dirt roads that border the northern area of ​​the Temple of Speed. A section of the High Speed ​​ring will be part of this spectacular test which retraces one of the most evocative stretches of the World Rally Championship route behind the central grandstand where the test will end.

The third special stage on Friday, the longest of the scheduled tests, will already see additional headlights fitted on the cars of the Monza Rally. The Serraglio will be a real test for the competing crews. The 12.50 kilometers ( 6.31 km asphalt – 6.19 km dirt ) will retrace some sections of the first two stages after the start from the Junior track junction and a series of hairpin bends on the straight. The low light, the terrain marked by the passage of other cars and the December temperatures will do the rest.

To close the first day of the rally, in the Monza night, the Serraglio will once again precede the night reorganization. While the "double" Roggia will open on Saturday morning with a route of 12.18 km ( 6.32 km dirt - 5.86 km asphalt ). New sections and continuous surface changes will be an important test bed with the start located at the exit of the service park and a downhill start in the underpass that leads behind the central grandstand. A southern elevated passage before skirting the high-speed straight and returning to the northern area of ​​the Monza park. Curva del Serraglio, Curve di Lesmo and a stretch of Variante della Roggia, covered in the reverse direction, before tackling the last test stretch which retraces some passages of the Monza, but in the opposite direction.

Monza itself will be part of the Junior – Monza loop which, traveled twice, will close the 2023 Monza Rally.

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