The Italian ACI Sport championships begin at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza

In the Temple of Speed the debut of five series over the weekend and the second round of the Top Jet F2000 Formula Trophy. The ACI Racing Weekend will be open to the public

It will once again be the Autodromo Nazionale Monza to sanction the seasonal debut of the Italian ACI Sport Championships. As in 2021, the first ACI Racing Weekend in fact, the year will take place in the Temple of Speed, which will host eleven races in six different categories between Friday 22 and Sunday 24 April: Italian Gran Turismo Sprint Championship, TCR Italy, Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine, BMW M2 CS Racing Cup Italy , Top Jet F2000 Formula Trophy and Italian Historic Car Championship. Friday will be dedicated to free practice, while Saturday and Sunday will get to the heart of the action with qualifying and races of all series.

The starting grid of the Italian GT Sprint Championship , now in its twentieth edition, has more than 40 crews. The line-up will consist of GT3, GT Cup and GT4 cars, with the drivers competing in two races of 50 minutes plus one lap. Race-1 is scheduled for 6:05 pm on Saturday, while race-2 will start at 3.15 pm on Sunday.

The first points of TCR Italy will also be awarded over the Monza weekend. Among the more than 30 registered drivers, the name of the expert Kevin Ceccon stands out as he will try to win the series after finishing in second place in the standings last season, behind Antti Buri. The Italian, reconfirmed in the Aggressive Team Italia, will drive a Hyundai Elantra N this year. The two races, scheduled for Saturday at 14:45 and Sunday at 11:15, are both 30 minutes plus one lap.

The drivers of the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine will also race twice, already protagonists on the Monza circuit at the beginning of April for the preparation tests for the season. Almost 40 cars will be on the grid over the weekend, competing in two rounds of 30 minutes plus one lap, the first at 3:55 pm on Saturday and the second at 2:05 pm on Sunday.

Close duels are also expected in the two 30-minute races plus a lap of the BMW M2 CS Racing Cup Italy one-make championship, which will debut in Monza in the first of the six seasonal rounds of the series. Among the competitors, to note the presence of the driver and influencer Alberto Naska, who will try to overtake his rivals with the BMW Italia Team. The start of race-1 is scheduled for Saturday at 17:05, while for race-2 it will be necessary to wait until Sunday at 13.

The races of the Top Jet F2000 Formula Trophy and the Italian Autostoriche Championship conclude the busy program. For the Top Jet, in its second round of the season after its debut at Mugello, over 40 pilots will take to the track, of which 8 make up the entry list of the Austrian Drexler series. There will be two races, one at 2 pm on Saturday and the other at 10:20 am on Sunday, both of 25 minutes plus one lap.

For the Italian Historic Car Championship , there will be only one race, of 60 minutes plus one lap, which will close the weekend at 16:25 on Sunday and which will see over 20 vintage cars on the track including Porsche, Peugeot, Renault Alpine, Alfa Romeo and Maserati.

The weekend will be open to the public, equipped with a Green Pass, who will be able to access the Autodrome for free and enjoy the races from the stands in the first and second variant. Parking will be free on Friday while it will cost 15 euros for cars and 5 euros for motorcycles, per day, on Saturdays and Sundays. Access to the paddock will be reserved for professionals. The races will be streamed on the official ACI Sport website.

The JustSpeed Monza Karting, located in the internal area of the Alboreto Curve, will also be open for the whole three days of the weekend, with enthusiasts who can have fun on the fast karts of the Autodrome and refresh themselves at the lounge bar installed in the same area. Further information can be found on the website .