Monza gives a frame of 30,000 fans to the GT World Challenge Europe

Victory for BWM of Yelloy-Eng-Wittmann ahead of the other BMW of ROWE Racing and the Lamborghini of Iron Lynx.

The first race of the 2023 Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza was a great success with the public. 30 thousand spectators crowded the Monza circuit during the three days culminating in the 3 hours of the continental series which saw the triumph of the BMW M4 GT3 number 98 of the Rowe Racing team driven by Yelloly-Eng-Wittmann: the Anglo-German trio started from pole position , after 94 laps, covered in 3h01' 22"674, at an average speed of 180.3 km/h, he preceded his team mates Harper Hesse-Verhagen by 13"557 and the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo 2 of team Iron by 20"187 Lynx driven by Bortolotti-Caldarelli-Pepper.

In the other categories the following prevailed: Hofer-Baert-Soulet (Audi R8 LMS evo II Gt3), seventh overall, in the Gold category; Hezemans Dejonghe-Hutchinson Audi R8 LMS evo II Gt3) in Silver (16th at the finish line) and Bachler-Malykhin-Sturm (Porsche 911 Gt3 R -922) in Bronze (15th overall).

The adventure of Valentino Rossi, the undisputed protagonist of the weekend in Monza and followed by many fans who showed off his characteristic 46 on t-shirts and hats, was unfortunate. The 9-times world motorcycle champion, who started from the front row with the BMW M4 GT3 of the WRT team, shared with Farfus and Martin, was the protagonist of a straight to the first chicane due to a problem with the anti-stall, after he had maintained the second position, losing ground. Then the team was forced to retire the damaged car after a puncture while Farfus was driving.

In Eupean GT4 Lariche-Consani (Audi R8) and Schrey-BMW M4 GT4 won, while in GT2 the victories went to Beltoise (Audi R8 LMS GT2 - LP Racing) and Longin (Audi R8 LMS GT2 - PK Carsport) . In the Clio Cup Series, with a starting grid of over 50 cars, one-two for Gabriele Torelli (Rangoni Corse).

Fanatec GT World Challenge

The Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe ready to set Monza on fire

The public on special occasions is expected for Sunday's 3 hours with as many as 55 GT3s at the start.

The anticipation for the first seasonal appointment of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS is growing. The Autodromo Nazionale Monza is ready to welcome over 170 cars which will give a show on the Brianza track with 55 GT3s expected at the start for the 3 hours in Monza which will start at 15.00 on Sunday 23rd April. The SRO-branded series returns to Monza after a year's absence with a thrilling line-up thanks to record numbers and high-sounding names.

Ready to take to the track with the BMW M4 GT3 of Team WRT, Valentino Rossi , one of the most eagerly awaited after a year of "apprenticeship" which has already led him to fight for the top positions. But the competition will be fierce for the former centaur from Tavullia, in the pro class with champions of the caliber of Antonio Fuoco , Davide Rigon and Alessandro Pier Guidi who will take turns at the wheel of the AF Corse Ferrari 296 GT3 number 71.

All eyes will also be on the reigning champion Raffaele Marciello , on track with the Mercedes AMG GT3 of Akkodis ASP Team and on Andrea Caldarelli and Mirko Bortolotti who will share the Iron Lynx Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo2 with Jordan Pepper.

8 brands present with Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi, Porsche, BMW, Mercedes, McLaren and Aston Martin who will compete for the first race of the season. But it won't be just the grid of the 3 hours of Monza that will make enthusiasts' eyes sparkle. Also in the GT4 European Series there will be 52 cars on track in the two races that will take place on Saturday and Sunday. As well as the Fanatec GT2 European Series which will bring the most extreme cars to the Monza track. To complete an exceptional program the Clio Cup Series with 53 cars on the track.

Stephane Ratel , founder and CEO of SRO Motorsport Group, said: "I am pleased to return to Monza to inaugurate the 2023 season of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS. This iconic circuit has an important place in the history of SRO Motorsports Group, dating back to our first event here in 1995. Then as now, it has a very special atmosphere and produces exciting, high-speed racing. With a fantastic 55-car grid and a top-notch support line-up, I know we have another wonderful weekend ahead".

Tickets are still available on the official website of the racetrack in the section dedicated to the Fanatec GT World Challenge or on the official website .

Autodromo Nazionale Monza and Confcommercio: a bond for the Territory

Present the initiatives that will involve local activities, creating value and opportunities.

Create value and make the most of it. This is the theme that accompanied the initiatives presented today by Autodromo Nazionale Monza and Confcommercio Monza at the headquarters of the territorial association Confcommercio of Monza and its surroundings. An Autodrome that is a driving force for the promotion of the territory with its over 500 thousand annual attendances and which, thanks to the collaboration with Confcommercio Monza, will be even more present in the Municipalities where the track is located. The commercial activities, in fact, will display a window sticker and a totem from which you can view the calendar of events of the Brianza circuit.

A calendar which, in 2023, will see 15 weekends busy with racing activities and major events such as MiMo and the Bruce Springsteen concert. Two World Championships are scheduled with the FIA ​​WEC World Endurance Championship, scheduled for July 9th and the Formula 1 Pirelli Italian Grand Prix on September 3rd, the flagship of a season that will host 4 other international events starting from Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe which, next weekend, will bring over 50 GT cars to the track immersed in Monza Park with characters of the caliber of Valentino Rossi capable of attracting an audience of fans and enthusiasts from all over Europe.

The international nature of the attendance, 46% of the public at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, in fact, comes from abroad, is a further stimulus to enhance an area that offers culture, services and opportunities, as recalled by the president of Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Giuseppe Redaelli : “The collaboration with Confcommercio, the Municipality of Monza and Federalberghi is a starting point to reiterate how close the Autodromo is to the territory and how close the territory can be to the Autodromo. A continuous exchange that creates value and possibilities for users and activities. Promoting Monza, Brianza and the whole of Lombardy, working as a team, is a duty to continue to be a leader in the Italian and international market"

"The collaboration between the Autodrome and the commercial and tourist operators of Monza and the surrounding area is very important - points out Domenico Riga, president of Confcommercio Monza – so as to be able to experience the Autodromo not only in the highlight of the Formula One Grand Prix, but all year round for the benefit of Monza and its territory".

Over 700 cars color Monza for the ACI Storico Festival

The third edition of the event at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza breaks all records with over 7,000 enthusiasts filling the grandstands and paddocks.

Over 700 cars from every corner of Italy and Europe colored the paddock and the track of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza for the third edition of the ACI Storico Festival hosted on the Brianza circuit. The more than 7,000 enthusiasts were able to observe closely and hear the roar of the engines of the cars that made the history of four wheels.

Thanks to the collaboration with the Automobile Club Milano, the Italian Alfa Romeo Register and Scuderia del Portello, the ACI Storico Festival has reached a new record, exceeding the number of cars by almost 100 compared to last year's edition.

The 4 most iconic cars of the event were awarded by the newborn magazine of ACI Editore , Youngclassic : Among the Coupés, a Datsun 240Z, among the sedans, an Alfa Romeo Alfetta 1979, among the discoveries, a Porsche 911 996 Cabrio and an Alfa Romeo Giulia out of competition 1600 Spider from 1962.

Even the CEO of Alfa Romeo, Jean-Philippe Imparato, once again demonstrated his infinite passion for historic cars, admiring the "Biscione" models present and confessing that he is a great lover of Monza, recalling his first time on the Brianza track in 1987 during a track day.

During the event, the new course on the restoration of vintage cars by the MTS Motorsport Technical School was presented. This was illustrated by the founder and CEO of MTS Eugenia Capanna flanked by Corrado Lopresto, one of the greatest collectors of vintage cars, Ivano Barletta, teacher of the course and former chief engineer of Michael Schumacher in Scuderia Ferrari, as well as the president of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza , Giuseppe Redaelli.

President Redaelli himself wanted to underline the perfect success of the event: "The ACI Storico Festival brought a feast of colors and sounds to the racetrack, showing the passion that revolves around the world of historic cars. Thanks to ACI Storico , Automobile Club Milano, the Italian Alfa Romeo Register and the Scuderia del Portello who made a record-breaking day possible"

The sale of tickets for the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix 2023 has started

The sale of tickets for the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix 2023, now in its 94th edition, will officially open on Wednesday 21 December at 12 , which will take place on 1, 2 and 3 September at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza.

It is a real "Xmas Gift" designed by ACI for all those motorsport enthusiasts, both Italian and foreign, who want to experience, or perhaps give a loved one for Christmas, an exciting and engaging experience.

The opening of sales was scheduled well in advance, thanks to the commitment of the Aci Sport organization, to meet the requests of many fans and commercial partners that had already arrived the day after the Centenary Grand Prix of the Temple of Speed . For the "Xmas Gift" campaign, 6,500 tickets of various types will be available.

All information on how to purchase and all further future updates can be found on the website on the page dedicated to the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix 2023.

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.

On All Saints' Day the Autodrome welcomes people with disabilities with 6 Wheels of Hope

The Brianza circuit once again proves to be more socially attentive and returns to host a traditional event for the benefit of people with disabilities.

November 1st for the Autodromo Nazionale Monza means 6 Wheels of Hope. The event, which returns as usual to the Brianza Circuit on All Saints' Day after the last edition of 2019, is organized by the UILDM (Italian Union for the Fight against Muscular Dystrophy) and is dedicated to people with any type of disability, who can live an unforgettable day
in a prestigious stage.

Those who participate in the event, now in its 34th year and which once again highlights how attentive the Temple of Speed is to social issues, will have the opportunity to tread on supercars or historic cars one of the tracks that have made the history of international motoring and on which all the 4-wheel champions darted. The cars will be available to passengers from 9 to 13 and from 14:30 to 16:30.

During the event various games will also be organized in the pits and in the paddock to spend a day of sharing and friendship, while in paddock 2 it will be possible to get on off-road vehicles and two-seater go-karts and pass on specially designed artificial routes. Also noteworthy is the presence

It is possible to pre-register for the event on the website both with your association or individually, or go directly to the circuit on November 1st and register on site, starting at 8:30 am. The event is completely free and has free access for the public. Further information is available on the official website

A packed weekend of racing in the Temple of Speed with Formula X Racing Weekend

The last round of the season of the series will bring to the Brianza track as many as 285 drivers who will compete for the titles of various championships.

Formula X makes a stop at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October, for the last Formula X Racing Weekend seasonal, the Temple of Speed will become the stage for 18 races in two days, with tight rhythms between one competition and another and a weekend that will offer a non-stop show to fans, who will be able to enter the Circuit for free for both days and have free access to both the stands and the paddock of the Autodrome.

12 series will be involved on the track, with a record number of entrants. As many as 285 drivers are in fact ready to battle it out to win the top step of the Brianza podium in the various categories: FX3, Predator's Trophy, FX Pro Series, ATCC, FX2, Formula Classic, Formula Class Junior, FX600, Legends Cars Italia, Super Seven , ESET Twingo Cup and Speed Euroseries. The free practice and qualifying sessions of all classes will take place on Saturday, with the start of the races already in the late afternoon of the same day, before a Sunday of pure racing with 15 competitions in a few hours.

In some categories you will compete only for pride and with the championships already decided. This is the case of the FX3 - which will race together with the riders of the Predator’s Trophy - in which Lyle Schofield (Rawstorne Racing) arithmetically won the title in the Magione round. Even in the FX Pro Series , a division of only Tatuus T-014, the games have already closed for a few weeks, with Andrea Bodellini (Eureka Competition) who became the 2022 absolute champion. Both FX3 and FX Pro Series will compete in two 20-minute races in Monza.

The season finale between the GT and Touring cars of the ATCC, which sees the couple formed by Giuseppe Bodega and Fulvio Ferri (Meteco Corse) in the absolute ranking preceding the reigning champion Denis Babuin (Bolza Corse), rallied after the double obtained in the last round of Magione and with 13 lengths to replace the direct rivals. Enrico Riccardi (Elitcart Sport) also returns to the fight for the title, despite having to recover more points. There are two competitions scheduled, both lasting 20 minutes.

A duration of 18 minutes is foreseen for the double appointment of the FX2 , in which Andrea Masci (Ruote Scoperte Motorsport) will try to take advantage of the absence of the leader Francesco Galli to overcome him and triumph in the series. Together with the FX2s, the Formula 3 and Formula Abarths of the Formula Classic will also start.

Another combined line-up will be that between the Formula Class Junior and the FX600, for a double round of 18 minutes. In the Formula Class Junior the drivers are divided between the Platinum, Gold and Silver classes, with Marco Visconti (Stilo Corse) at the top of the overall ranking. In the FX600 , there will be 10 starters in the events of the Temple of Speed.

The longest races scheduled are those of the Super Seven , with the drivers driving their Caterhams that will compete for two 30-minute heats. The starting grid will be packed, with over 50 riders at the start and guaranteed overtaking and counter-overtaking. Tussle is also expected between the 38 Twingoes of the ESET Twingo Cup , with two races of 20 minutes each.

The dense timetable of the two days in Brianza will also be seasoned by the competitions of Legends Cars Italia , with 47 entrants to fill the grid twice with 18-minute races, and of the Speed Euroseries , with the drivers who will fight instead in two 20-minute heats moon.

Racing fans will be able to enjoy a show for all tastes without having to buy a ticket . To access the racetrack, both for Saturday 29 and Sunday 30, it will in fact only be necessary to pay for the parking, by buying the special ticket at the entrances of Vedano and Maria delle Selve on the day of the event, with a cost of 15 euros for each car and 5 euros for each motorcycle. It will also be possible to admire the cars from a few meters by freely entering the paddock of the Temple of Speed. Over the weekend the JustSpeed Monza Karting will also be open in the internal square of the Parabolica-Alboreto Curve.