IDEC Sport wins the ELMS 4 Hours of Monza

Lafargue-Chatin-Pilet recover from ninth place and beat both Panis Racing and Prema. Iron Lynx with Schiavoni-Cressoni-Rigon brings the Italian flag to the first step of the LMGTE podium.

The third round of the European Le Mans Series does not fail to meet expectations and offers emotions and great surprises at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. The ELMS 4 Hours of Monza inaugurates two weekends of endurance races in the Temple of Speed which will culminate next weekend with the WEC 6 Hours of Monza.

Today, after four unpredictable hours full of reversals and changes at the top of the standings, the French Paul Lafargue, Paul Loup Chatin and Patrick Pilet prove to be superior to their rivals on their Oreca 07 - Gibson # 28 and deservedly triumph in Monza.

Starting from ninth position, the three drivers of the IDEC Sport team set an unsustainable pace for all competitors, overtaking on the track also the # 9 Prema Racing prototype driven by Louis Deletraz, Ferdinand Habsburg and Lorenzo Colombo, who arrived at the Brianza circuit with the underdogs after having monopolized the first two races of the season.

Stronger than a 20-second penalty for not slowing down sufficiently under Full Course Yellow, the three winners get behind not only the Prema trio, who eventually crosses the finish line in third position, but also the Panis team. Racing, close to repeating the victory obtained in the 4 Hours of Monza in 2021 thanks to a solid performance by Julien Canal, Job Van Uitert and Nicolas Jamin. The latter, however, must be satisfied with the second final place, despite having commanded the race in flashes.

A very similar fate also touches the fastest on Saturday among the LMP3s. Cool Racing's Malthe Jakobsen, Michael Benham and Maurice Smith all trim 8 tenths of a second on the fastest lap but are forced to retire due to an accident in the race. Nicolas Pino, Charles Crews and Guilherme Oliveira (Inter Europol Competition), who started from second place, finish first in the class, winning respectively on Terrence Woodward, Ross Kaiser and Mark Richards (360 Racing) and on the duo Max Koebolt and Matthew R. Bell ( Eurointernational). All podium crews raced on Ligier JS P320 - Nissan.

The victory between LMGTE is all Italian. The Ferrari F488 GTE EVO with Claudio Schiavoni, Matteo Cressoni and Davide Rigon at the wheel adopts an aggressive strategy. With one stop less than their rivals in the category, the Iron Lynx team surprised the Porsche 911 RSR - 19 of Christian Ried, Lorenzo Ferrari and Gianmaria Bruni (Proton Competition), second in the waving of the checkered flag after a race managed in the lead for the first three hours. The lowest step of the podium goes to another Ferrari F488 GTE EVO, the # 57 of the Kessel Racing team driven by the Japanese Takeshi Kimura and the Danes Frederik Schandorff and Mikkel Jensen.

The Monza appointment with the Michelin Le Mans Cup has given several twists between tight fights on the track, safety car and Full Course Yellow, which made the final result unpredictable. At the end of the 110 minutes of racing, Alexander Mattschull and Tom Dillman of the Racing Spirit of Leman team rejoiced, who managed the top moments of the race in the best possible way and climbed to the top step of the podium after having recovered from the initial sixth place. With this result, the Franco-German duo has increased their gap over their opponents in the championship standings. The position of prototype n. 29 driven by Louis Rousset and Jérome de Sadeleer (MV2S Forestier Racing), started and finished in second place. Racing Spirit of Leman completed the podium of the LMP3, concluding a profitable weekend for the team with the third place obtained by Josh Skelton and Jacques Wolff.

Surprising result also among the GT3s, with the Honda NSX # 88 (GMB Motorsport) driven by Lars and Mikkel Pedersen who recovered from the last spot of the grid to win the class race, making a real feat. The Danish couple even managed to outpace all their rivals by more than a minute, ahead of teammates Kristian Poulsen and Kasper Jensen in the Honda NSX n ° 55 and the Bullitt Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT3 with Stephen Pattrick and Valentin. Hasse-Clot.

Gillian Henrion confirmed her leadership in the overall standings of the Ligier European Series by obtaining a double victory in the races held in Monza. After starting from pole position in both appointments, the Frenchman of Virage team beat the competition by putting behind in race-1 Natan Bihel (M Racing), second, and Andrei Vajda (Smart Driving), third. In race-2, behind Henrion, Alexandru Mirea and Bihel finished.

Mitjet Italia drivers battled four times in the Temple of Speed, with two 20-minute races on Saturday and two on Sunday. Triplet for the Scionti Racing team in race-1, which saw Pier Andrea Demarco cross the finish line before his team mates Federico Scionti and Matteo Desideri.

In the second competition Demarco instead saw the victory blow by just over a tenth from Povilas Jankavicius (Arctic Energy), finishing second ahead of Kevin Caprasse (DNS Racing). The latter won instead by only 11 thousandths in race-3, held on Sunday morning, after a strenuous duel with Jankavicius. Third place for Desideri, as well as in race-4, which put an end to the battles on the track of the Brianza weekend and determined another victory for Demarco, this time over Jankavicius.

Great participation on Sunday for the drivers' autograph session and the opening of the starting grid to the public. The show was enriched by the performance of the trial motorcycle biker Julien Perret, known for his participation in Italia's Got Talent, and by the Italian anthem sung by Carola Campagna, a young artist from All Together Now. The youtuber Davide Cironi waved the green flag at the start and the final checkered flag.

In the Temple of Speed we are already back on track in a few days with the 6 hours of Monza of the World Endurance Championship. Another prestigious appointment with an endurance race therefore for the Brianza circuit. The world series, between Friday 8 and Sunday 10 July, will see 38 cars on the starting grid, with the long-awaited debut of the Peugeot 9x8, which will join the other Hypercars at the start. The presence at the street of Diletta Leotta and the animation of Radio 105 will contribute to making the event unforgettable for the public on Sunday. (fm)

The ELMS 4 Hours of Monza opens two weekends of Endurance races in the Temple of Speed

Forty-two crews at the start for the European championship, with an Italian representation of 12 drivers on the starting grid. Also on the track were the cars of the Ligier European Series, Mitjet Italia and Michelin Le Mans Cup.

The European Le Mans Series officially opens the two weeks dedicated to endurance races at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. From Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd July the European championship drivers will warm up the audience of the Temple of Speed with the ELMS 4 Hours of Monza, the third seasonal round of the series. The event anticipates the round of the World Endurance Championship which will take place from 8 to 10 July with the WEC 6 Hours of Monza. An unmissable beginning of the month for Endurance enthusiasts.

At the start of the 4 Hours of Monza next weekend, there will be 28 teams for a total of 42 crews, divided into the LMP2, LMP3 and LMGTE classes. In addition to the ELMS, three support series will take to the track: Michelin Le Mans Cup, Ligier European Series and Mitjet Italia. There will therefore be a total of 8 matches that fans will be able to follow from the stands between Friday 1 and Sunday 3 July.

At the top of the overall and LMP2 rankings is the Italian team Prema Racing, which has won the victory in both races held so far this season. After the successes at Le Castellet and Imola, Louis Deletraz, Ferdinand Habsburg and the home driver Lorenzo Colombo will try to repeat themselves also in Monza and to hit the trio, trying to beat fierce competition.

The trio at the top of the ranking will have to contend with the other 16 cars starting in LMP2, among which the presence of the Panis Racing team, already triumphant on the Brianza track in 2021 and which will present an unchanged line-up at Monza compared to the two previous appointments with Julien Canal, Nicolas Jamin and Job Van Uitert.

In the LMP3 class, which sees the participation of 13 cars, Malthe Jakobsen, Maurice Smith and Michael Benham arrive at Monza with 11 points clear of the first rivals. The three driving the Ligier JS P320 - Nissan of the Cool Racing team currently precede the United Autosports team in the category classification, which comes to the Brianza stage with two crews on the starting grid.

The fight for the top position in the LMGTE class is even tighter, where three cars are currently paired on 26 points. Among these, there is also one of the seven Ferraris competing for the Championship, the F488 GTE EVO of the Rinaldi Racing team driven by Gabriele Lancieri, Pierre Ehret and Nicolas Varrone. The two Aston Martin Vantage AMRs of Team Oman Racing With TF Sport also have the same score.

The representation of Italian drivers at the start of the 4 Hours of Monza will be significant, with 12 drivers. In addition to the aforementioned Colombo and Lancieri, at the top of the standings in their classes, the participation of Alessio Rovera in the AF Corse Team and of Sergio Campana and Francesco Dracone in the BHK Motorsport team should be noted among the LMP2s.

The Italian flag also stands out among the LMGTEs, a category that has eight local drivers. Fabrizio Crestani races for Rinaldi Racing, while Lorenzo Ferrari and Gianmaria Bruni will complete, together with Christian Reid, the line-up of one of the two cars of the Proton Competition team. Giacomo Petrobelli will instead be on track for JMW Motorsport, while Iron Lynx presents a triptych formed by Claudio Schiavoni, Matteo Cressoni and Davide Rigon.

Track activity will start tomorrow, Thursday, with the Collective Tests for both the ELMS and Michelin Le Mans Cup drivers. The 42 ELMS crews have two free practice sessions scheduled, one on Friday at 11am. : 40 and the other Saturday at 9. The poleman will decide with three qualifying heats, one for each of the three categories, of 10 minutes each. The LMGTEs will go into action on Saturday at 1:40 pm, followed by the LMP3 at 2 pm and the LMP2 at 2:20 pm. The race will start on Sunday at 11:30.

The Italian anthem that will precede the traffic lights going off will be sung by Carola Campagna, an emerging talent of the Italian music scene who has demonstrated her talent in the talent All Together Now of Canale 5 and The Voice of Rai2. Instead, the youtuber and influencer Davide Cironi will give the start and wave the final checkered flag. The public will also be able to stay in close contact with the cars and drivers. The latter will grant fans autographs at 9:30 on Sunday in the pitlane while at 10:35 it will be possible for all fans to enter the starting grid.

The support series program is also full, with the Ligier European Series, Mitjet Italia and Michelin Le Mans Cup races. Ligier European Series , a single-make championship now in its third edition, two races (60 minutes + 1 lap) will run in the Temple of Speed respectively at 11:25 and 14:50 on Saturday. Four races for Mitjet Italia : two on Saturdays (at 10:45 and 16:10) and two on Sundays (at 9 and 16), lasting 20 minutes. On the other hand, the cars of the Michelin Le Mans Cup will compete only once with a competition of 110 minutes at 5:10 pm.

The public will be able to access the Circuit for free on Friday 1 July, paying only for the internal parking, while the purchase of the ticket is foreseen for Saturday and Sunday. Fans will also have access to the Fan Zone located in the Garden area where games, driving simulators, augmented reality viewers and corners with championship and Autodrome merchandising will be installed. The choice of street food will also be wide thanks to the refreshment area. The complete program of the event and more information are on the dedicated page ELMS - 4 Hours of Monza . (fm)

Time Attack Series, battles in search of a fast lap at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza

The drivers will compete in the Temple of Speed for the fourth round of the Championship and will try to undermine Olivia Merlini's first place in the overall standings. The public will have free access to the Circuit.

The traffic lights go out for the Time Attack Series cars at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. On Friday 24 and Saturday 25 June the drivers of the Italian series will return to the Temple of Speed to challenge each other in search of the fastest lap, thus giving life to the fourth round of the Championship, after those of Misano, the Red Bull Ring in Austria and Vallelunga. The day of the 24th will be dedicated to free practice, while from 9 am on Saturday 25th the qualifications and races of the various categories will start.

At the top of the overall standings there are currently two Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, with Olivia Merlini preceding Serse Zeli by 60 lengths, winner of the last four editions of the series organized by Andrea Scorrano's WD Automotive. Both drivers compete in the major category, the Proto +. Marco Iacoangeli on the BMW Z4 GT3 is much more distant, currently over 200 points behind the leader.

It will also be a battle to win in the individual classes in the race. In addition to the Proto, the racing cars of the three Extreme categories - between Extreme, Extreme GT and Extreme Turbo - of the PRO classes - with PRO 2000, PRO 3000, Pro 3700, Pro XL - of the Supercar, Street and Street classes will compete on the Brianza track. Limited, which will see cars such as Toyota Yaris GR, Honda Civic Type R and BMW M2 Competition on the track - and of the Pocket Rocket, Super 2000 and Clubman classes - for a day of unmissable sporting battles also for the public present on the Circuit.

Spectators will be able to follow the event live directly from the stands of the Temple of Speed. Admission will be free, while you will pay for parking, with a cost of 10 euros for each car and 5 euros for each motorcycle. The Circuit shop will also be open - stocked with clothing and accessories from the Autodromo Nazionale Monza - and the JustSpeed Monza Karting, located in the inner square of the Parabolic Curve - Alboreto and equipped with a lounge bar area where you can cool off after driving. on the fast karts of the Temple of Speed. Further information and the complete program are available on the website

In the Temple of Speed compared classic and modern with MIMO and 1000 Miglia

The Milano Monza Motor Show will be the protagonist of the Autodrome weekend with exhibitions and track activities of 50 automotive brands. Saturday the last stage of the 1000 Miglia on the Elevated Circuit.

The best of classic and modern cars will be at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza next weekend thanks to the dynamic activities of the MIMO Milano Monza Motor Show 2022 and the passage of the 1000 Miglia. After the success of the first edition of MIMO in 2021, when the Temple of Speed had become the exhibition theater of some of the most famous motorsport brands in the world, on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June 2022 there will be space for an eagerly awaited encore and for various novelties.

Two above all, free admission for the public to the Circuit with the MIMO pass and the transit of the Red Arrow for the fourth stage of the race. Thanks to the partnership between MIMO and the historical regularity race, enthusiasts will therefore be able to enjoy two days in which completely different car models will be compared, in a combination of styles between tradition and modernity.

The inauguration of the Milano Monza Motor Show took place today, Thursday 16 June, in Milan with the ribbon cutting in Piazza Duomo. 50 automotive and motorcycle brands will be exhibiting in the open air in the streets of the Lombard capital. From the morning of Saturday 19 June, the Autodromo Nazionale Monza will instead become the absolute protagonist of the event and the center of all the activities of the event.

As early as 9am the pits of the Circuit will be set up with previews and news - including 100% electric, hybrid or thermal models - of the brands involved, on display in one of the most renowned venues in international motorsport. Each platform that will act as a pedestal for the cars present at MIMO will have a QR code that will allow, once scanned, to find all the technical information of the product, as well as photographs and presentation videos.

In the afternoon, and this is another novelty, the Journalist Parade will take place at the Autodrome, which in 2022 will take place entirely in the Temple of Speed. This is the parade of automotive journalists accredited to the event, who will have the opportunity to take a tour of the track and on the elevated roads of the track.

The highlight of the day, however, will undoubtedly be the arrival on the Circuit of the crews of the 40th edition of the 1000 Miglia , which will compete for the fourth and final stage of the most famous regularity race in the world starting at 11 and until the early afternoon, when the cars will move to Brescia for the awards ceremony. The over 400 historic cars registered, produced between 1927 and 1957, will be preceded by the Ferrari Tribute parade and the victory of the race will be played with a timed test in the Temple of Speed.

From 6 pm, supercars and hypercars from Milan, Turin and Varano de 'Melegari will repeat the same route just taken by the crews of the Freccia Rossa for the MIMO 1000 Miglia Trophy, born from the partnership between the two events, whose winners will be awarded in the evening at the racetrack.

The same supercars and hypercars will also take the stage on Sunday 19 June, when fans will be able to enter the road again with their cars to play track day shifts between 9 and 18 in dedicated slots of 25 minutes. 'one. The event will be closed by the Cars & Coffee parade on the track, the international gathering of collectors of very high performance racing cars.

The public will be able to attend for free all the activities inside the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, as well as the test drives in the center of Milan, thanks to the MIMO pass, the electronic ticket that will allow interested parties to access the paddock and the open grandstands of the Temple. of Speed. Parking inside the Circuit costs 20 euros per car and 10 euros per motorbike. To download the MIMO pass and consult the complete program, you can visit the website .

Solidarity events for the Monza racetrack with the LILT march and the Paralympic Handbike race

The Temple of Speed will host a race of the Italian League for the Fight against Cancer on 2 June and the eleventh edition of the Handcycling GP Monza.

On Thursday 2 June, the Autodromo Nazionale Monza is committed to social issues. For the Republic Day, The Temple of Speed does not stop and welcomes two events in a single day. In fact, the Circuit opens its spaces and its legendary track both to LILT, the Italian League for the Fight against Cancer, and to the Little Devils 3 Wheels ASD ONLUS Amateur Sports Association, which returns to the Brianza track for the Handcycling GP Monza , now in its eleventh date.

The morning will be dedicated to the 42nd edition of Formula One, the historic non-competitive walk of LILT, a celebration of sport and solidarity open to all: adults, children and four-legged friends. Between registrations and donations, the total proceeds from the event, born in the Autodrome in 1980, will be used with the aim of creating Casa LILT, the largest cancer prevention center in Brianza, in Monza. Registration is required for a minimum donation of 10 euros, including insurance, while children under 3 years old will enter for free. Further information on the event and on the program is available on the web page informed-post / news / formula- one-2022 / .

In the afternoon there will be space for the 11th Handcycling GP Monza, a now traditional handbike race for the Temple of Speed. The Paralympic athletes, accompanied by their clubs, will be at the Autodrome as early as 10 am in the paddock. The race, which will last one hour plus one lap, will start at 3 pm and is organized by the Piccoli Diavoli 3 Ruote ASD Onlus association. At the end of the activity, the winners will be rewarded in an area set aside for celebrations, also in the paddock. All the details are available on the official website of the Federciclismo .

Both events are organized thanks to the collaboration between the Municipality of Monza and the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, and they will not be the only events in 2022 that the Temple of Speed will dedicate to social issues. In fact, this weekend, on 4 and 5 June, the sports associations of the Monza area will arrive on the circuit to give life to the Monza Sport Festival, while between October and November the 12H Cycling Marathon and the traditional 6 Ruote di Hope.

Monza ready to welcome the "Boss" and his fans: appointment on 25 July 2023 at the Circuit

The announcement of the Italian dates of Bruce Springsteen's 2023 tour has held the bench since this morning among the numerous fans of the Boss and his music. 2023, therefore, will see the return of the Boss among his fans who, after the Italian dates in Ferrara and Rome, will close with the Monza stage on 25 July 2023. The protagonist of the great gathering will be the Prato della Gerascia, inside the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, which has already welcomed major international events and concerts in past years.

"We strongly wanted to propose a great event in the city after the dark years of the pandemic and this offer seemed immediately to be grasped: the universal language of music will turn the spotlight once again on our city and on its great desire to restart. - said the President of the Villa Reale and Parco Consortium, the Mayor Dario Allevi - The identified area has already shown that it can host international concerts and in any case we will implement all the necessary measures to better protect the great green heritage of the Park. I would like to highlight the umpteenth success of the “Monza Model”: only through a fruitful collaboration with those who manage the racetrack has it been possible to achieve such a prestigious result. I am sure, at this point, that 25 July 2023 will be an evening to remember ".

According to the organizers, a special presale will be open for nominal tickets for the three Italian concerts of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band on the official authorized circuits Ticketone, Vivaticket and Ticketmaster, subject to availability of seats dedicated to the pre-sale. For the Monza date reservations will be active from 10 to 23:59 on Monday 30 May.

Alessandra Zinno, General Manager of Autodromo Nazionale Monza: “We are very happy that Bruce Springsteen wanted to play at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza and conclude his 2023 world tour with us, which will engage him from April to July with three Italian dates. The singer and his staff fell in love with our history and what the Temple of Speed stands for. It could not be otherwise for the artist of "Born to run". The confirmation of such an important event once again enhances the work on which we have been concentrating for a few months to open the Circuit to opportunities that go beyond the world of Motorsport but which can also support it thanks to the notoriety they bring. I would like to thank the Mayor and the Municipality of Monza who believed in the project and allowed the first contacts with the organizers and all our staff and stakeholders of the Circuit, who are managing new challenges with great teamwork to make the most of the opportunities. that are offered by these appointments. The Formula 1 Grand Prix will mark record numbers in terms of attendance of fans in the stands and we expect a good response also for the Endurance races in July, for which the box office was opened yesterday. The Springsteen concert will be one of the flagship events in the cycle of celebrations for the Autodrome's Centenary, which will begin in September and end the following year and further evidence of how our Autodrome is no longer just the Temple of Speed but also the Temple of Records which achieves results in every field, thus becoming a place of entertainment at 360 degrees ".

Tickets for the Endurance races of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza are on sale

The European Le Mans Series and the World Endurance Championship will be in the Temple of Speed in the first two weekends of July. Free admission on Fridays.

The Autodromo Nazionale Monza will be the home of the Endurance for two weeks. Tickets for the 4 Hours of Monza of the European Le Mans Series and the 6 Hours of Monza of the World Endurance Championship, which the Temple of Speed will host in the first two weekends of July, are on sale from today. Meetings of absolute excellence on the European and international scene that will delight fans of endurance races.

The first to battle on the Monza asphalt will be the ELMS drivers between 1 and 3 July with the third round of the 2022 championship. Last year Julien Canal, James Allen and Wiliam Stevens had triumphed in the fast Brianza Circuit, giving Panis Racing its first historic success in the series. Lorenzo Colombo, Louis Deletraz and Ferdinand Habsburg of the Italian Prema team will try to repeat the victories already obtained in the first two rounds of the year, who have conquered the top step of the podium of the 4 Hours of Le Castellet and Imola. Forty-two crews have entered the championship for this season, divided as follows in the three competing categories: seventeen in the LMP2, twelve in the LMP3 and thirteen in the LMGTE.

The following week will be the turn of the WEC , which will see the drivers engaged in the Autodrome for the fourth race of the season from 8 to 10 July. The long-awaited Peugeot 9X8, a new entry among the Hypercars, will make its debut in Monza. The Toyota GR010 Hybrid, winner at Monza in 2021, took first place in the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps 2022 with Kamui Kobayashi, Jose-Maria Lopez and Mike Conway. The 1000 Miglia di Sebring, the first round of the championship, went to Nicolas LaPierre, Andrè Negrao and Matthieu Vaxiviere of the Alpine Elf Team. It will therefore be an open challenge. The LMP2, LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am classes complete the grid for a total of about 40 cars entered in the series. The Monza event will be preceded by the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the beginning of June.

The purchase of tickets for the two races is possible from the site by credit card, Satispay or MyBank online transfer, through the Vivaticket reseller on the site , in 1,500 Italian and 11 foreign points of sale and by telephone at the toll-free number 800-905450, with the assistance of an operator.

For the 4 Hours of Monza of the European Le Mans Series, admission will be free on Friday 1 July, with the payment of parking only (15 euros for cars and 5 euros for motorcycles). On Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 July the ticket will cost 20 euros per day, while the season ticket is available for 29 euros. During the same weekend, fans will also be able to attend the support races of the Michelin Le Mans Cup, the Ligier European Series and the Mitjet Italia Racing Series.

As for the ELMS, entry to the circuit to follow the World Endurance Championship live is free on Friday 8 July, with only the payment of the parking space. On Saturday 9 and Sunday 10, however, a ticket must be paid. Those who book their place by June 30 will be entitled to discounted rates, with a cost of 30 euros for Saturdays and 40 for Sundays. The subscription for the two days costs 50 euros instead. Fans will also be able to access the paddock by purchasing the VIP Paddock at an additional daily cost of 10 euros.

Both for the ELMS and the WEC admission is free for children up to 6 years, and there are reduced prices for children up to 24 years and for those over 65, as well as for disabled people and their carers , who will receive assistance from a welcome service at the entrance. The internal parking lots will be paid even on Saturdays and Sundays. Finally, further discounts are dedicated to ACI and AcMilano members for the WEC event. More information on the website .

In vendita i biglietti delle gare Endurance dell’Autodromo Nazionale Monza

La European Le Mans Series e il World Endurance Championship saranno nel Tempio della Velocità nei primi due weekend di luglio. Ingresso gratuito il venerdì.

L’Autodromo Nazionale Monza sarà la casa dell’Endurance per due settimane. Sono in vendita da oggi i biglietti per la 4 Ore di Monza della European Le Mans Series e la 6 Ore di Monza del World Endurance Championship, che il Tempio della Velocità ospiterà nei primi due weekend di luglio. Appuntamenti di assoluta eccellenza nel panorama europeo e internazionale che faranno la felicità dei tifosi delle gare di durata.

I primi a darsi battaglia sull’asfalto di Monza saranno i piloti dell’ELMS tra l’1 e il 3 luglio con il terzo round del campionato 2022. L’anno scorso avevano trionfato nel veloce Circuito brianzolo Julien Canal, James Allen e Wiliam Stevens, regalando alla Panis Racing il primo storico successo nella serie. Proveranno a ripetere le vittorie già ottenute nei primi due appuntamenti dell’anno Lorenzo Colombo, Louis Deletraz e Ferdinand Habsburg del team italiano Prema, che hanno conquistato il gradino più alto del podio delle 4 Ore di Le Castellet e di Imola. Sono quarantadue gli equipaggi iscritti al campionato per questa stagione, così ripartiti nelle tre categorie in gara: diciassette nella LMP2, dodici nella LMP3 e tredici nella LMGTE.

La settimana successiva sarà il turno del WEC, che vedrà i piloti impegnati in Autodromo per la quarta gara stagionale dall’8 al 10 luglio. A Monza debutterà la tanto attesa Peugeot 9X8, new entry tra le Hypercar. La Toyota GR010 Hybrid, vincitrice a Monza nel 2021, ha ottenuto un primo posto nella 6 Ore di Spa-Francorchamps 2022 con Kamui Kobayashi, Jose-Maria Lopez e Mike Conway. La 1000 Miglia di Sebring, primo round del campionato, è invece andata a Nicolas LaPierre, Andrè Negrao e Matthieu Vaxiviere della Alpine Elf Team. Sarà dunque sfida aperta. Completano la griglia le classi LMP2, LMGTE Pro e LMGTE Am per un totale di circa 40 vetture iscritte alla serie. L’appuntamento di Monza sarà preceduto dalla 24 Ore di Le Mans di inizio giugno.

L’acquisto dei biglietti per le due gare è possibile dal sito tramite carta di credito, Satispay o bonifico online MyBank, tramite il rivenditore Vivaticket sul sito, in 1.500 punti vendita italiani e 11 esteri e tramite telefono al numero verde gratuito 800-905450, con l’assistenza di un operatore.

Per la 4 Ore di Monza della European Le Mans Series l’ingresso sarà gratuito nella giornata di venerdì 1 luglio, con il pagamento del solo parcheggio (15 euro per le auto e 5 euro per le moto). Sabato 2 e domenica 3 luglio il biglietto costerà invece 20 euro a giornata, mentre l’abbonamento è disponibile a 29 euro. Gli appassionati, nello stesso weekend, potranno assistere anche alle gare di supporto della Michelin Le Mans Cup, della Ligier European Series e della Mitjet Italia Racing Series.

Come per l’ELMS, l’ingresso in circuito per seguire dal vivo il Campionato del Mondo Endurance è gratuito nella giornata di venerdì 8 luglio, con il solo pagamento del posteggio. Sabato 9 e domenica 10 è invece previsto il pagamento di un biglietto. Chi prenoterà il proprio posto entro il 30 giugno avrà diritto a tariffe scontate, con un costo di 30 euro per il sabato e di 40 per la domenica. L’abbonamento per la due giorni costa invece 50 euro. I tifosi potranno inoltre accedere al paddock acquistando il VIP Paddock ad un costo giornaliero aggiuntivo di 10 euro.

Sia per l’ELMS che per il WEC l’ingresso è gratuito per i bambini fino ai 6 anni, e sono previsti prezzi ridotti per i ragazzi fino ai 24 anni e per gli over 65, così come per le persone diversamente abili e i loro accompagnatori, che riceveranno assistenza da un servizio di accoglienza all’ingresso. I parcheggi interni saranno a pagamento anche nelle giornate di sabato e domenica. Infine, ulteriori scontistiche sono dedicate ai soci ACI e AcMilano per l'evento WEC. Maggiori informazioni sul sito

The 2022 Italian Drifting Championship debuts in the Temple of Speed

The 35 registered drivers will showcase their driving skills in a dedicated route within the Ascari variant. Gilles Villeneuve will also be celebrated on the same day with the parades of the MonRace GV Cup.

Autodromo Nazionale Monza is ready to host the first seasonal stage of the 2022 Italian Drifting Championship organized by D-Race and ACI Sport. The crossbar race is scheduled for Sunday 22 May and is the absolute debut of the series in the Temple of Speed.

The 35 drivers entered in the Championship - who have already tried their hand at the Circuit during the official tests on 1 April last - are divided into two different categories. The 18 starters of the premier Pro class and the 17 entrants of the Pro2 will have to demonstrate their skill and technique in controlling the cars in a specific course designed within the Ascari variant.

The parterre of cars at the start of the race - all deriving from road and rear-wheel drive models - includes twenty-six BMWs, seven Nissan and two Subaru. Among the drivers, the large Italian representation stands out, with even twenty-seven home drivers, but there will be competitors of other nationalities, including the Swiss Julien Besson, winner in 2021 of the Pro2 category and a rookie this year in the most important class.

After the technical and sporting checks on Saturday, the competition will begin on Sunday 22 May with free practice, qualifying and the race. The free practice session will start in the morning at 8:30 am, while qualifying will start from 11:10 am, during which the drivers will already be divided into the two categories. The Pro2 drivers will enter the track first, while from 12:15 the Pro cars. The results of these heats will determine the starting ranking for the afternoon races, with the start from 2.30 pm for the Pro2 and from 4.30 pm for the Pro. The day will end at 7:30 pm with the award ceremony.

During the day, a jury will assign a score to each performance in the qualifying and race sessions, decreeing the final podium of both categories. For 2022, the judges will be Davide Busi, Nicolò Rosso and Claudio Varrica. The competition will be broadcast live on the Italian Drifting Championship YouTube channel and on the Drift Italy Facebook page.

Also on Sunday 22 May, there will also be space on the Circuit for the final test of the MonRace GV Cup , a dynamic competition for vintage Gran Turismo cars built from 1950 to the 1990s and dedicated to the legend of Gilles Villeneuve, in the forty-year anniversary of his disappearance.

The cars of the MonRace GV Cup will parade, starting at 12:30, first on the road track and then on the historic Overpasses of the Temple of Speed. The awards ceremony will start from 4.30 pm, which will concern the cars and crews that best embodied the spirit of the event.

The public will be able to enter the Autodrome for free on Sunday to watch the drifting race and the parade live from the lawn areas outside and inside the Ascari variant, and will have access to paddock 2 to see the championship cars up close. Spectators only pay for parking, with a cost of 15 euros for cars and 5 euros for motorbikes.

Company Car Drive, the company fleets being tested at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza

In a two-day test drive, the fleet managers will drive future company cars. Seven models presented in national preview.

The fleet managers choose and test the company cars at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. The 2022 edition of Company Car Drive , the main Italian event dedicated to those involved in the acquisition and management of vehicles that are part of the company fleets, will be held on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 May in the Temple of Speed.

After welcoming fleet professionals for seven editions from 2013 to 2019, the Monza circuit proves once again this year to be the perfect place to test the performance of the cars, including the new models that will be launched on the market.

The parterre of car manufacturers that will exhibit at the Autodrome is of absolute value, with the simultaneous presence of almost twenty brands and as many as 93 cars on test. The managers will also be able to test seven new products in national preview on the Brianza track.

During the two days, three different itineraries for driving experiences will be available that include the Formula 1 road track, the internal routes of the Circuit and also roads outside the plant. On Wednesday 18 May there will be moments of meeting and training in the conference rooms of the Autodrome buildings, including in-depth studies dedicated to environmental sustainability.

Entrance to the Company Car Drive event is reserved exclusively for fleet managers . More information on the program and exhibitors is available on the official Company Car Drive website .