Mantua, 18th September 2022 – The 32nd edition of the Gran Premio Nuvolari has ended today, with the victory of the crew n.7 formed by Alberto Aliverti- Stefano Valente, driving a BMW 328 Raodster of 1937. The couple of top drivers distinguished themselves from the very first stages, showing their driving capability, technical competence and great proof of spirit, in a race fought alongside the best Italian and foreign regularity drivers and characterized by challenging situations due to the adverse weather conditions encountered during the second stage. This was their first success at the Gran Premio Nuvolari, in the year that marks the 130th anniversary of the birth of the Flying Mantuan and celebrates this occasion. 

"It was a very challenging race, but already from the first day we felt comfortable and confident in our abilities, which were later confirmed by the final result. On the second day the difficulties from the atmospheric point of view did not bring us down, we started off concentrated and managed to maintain the advantage gained until the last bars," declares Alberto Aliverti. "Winning the Gran Premio Nuvolari represents for us the crowning achievement of many efforts and sacrifices and of work that has lasted for years; in fact, victory does not come by chance but is always the result of constant commitment - adds Stefano Valente. My passion for classic cars started when I was 14 years old and has to do with an old Porsche of my father's that stood unused in a garage and was then officially given to me on the day of my graduation. Since that day (passion) has never left me."

Second place was occupied by the No. 99 crew of Vesco-Vesco, at the wheel of a 1939 BMW 328 with which they had previously triumphed in the 2017 edition, in what was one of the most gripping head-to-head battles of the race.

Third place went to crew No. 94 aboard a 1938 Fiat 508 C composed of the Barcella-Ghidotti pair, highly experienced drivers. In fourth place was the Riboldi-Riboldi pair (No. 58), in a 1933 Fiat 508 S, and fifth placed were Fontanella-Covelli, crew No. 4 driving a 1927 Lancia Lambda Spyder, both crews the authors of an important comeback in the finale.

The event had a record number of participants: in fact, 312 crews from the five continents were selected by a special committee to take part in the competition, demonstrating the excitement generated by what is considered one of the most beautiful races in the world, able to revive the myth of the Great Tazio thanks to the many enthusiasts who share the emotions of an extraordinary journey aboard real masterpieces of history, mechanics and design. 

Numerous countries representing all continents (Italy, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United States, Lithuania, Great Britain, Russia, Austria, Belgium, Uruguay, Argentina, Japan, Colombia, Poland, Lebanon, Monte Carlo, San Marino) and 48 automakers competing, from the Italian Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Lancia, Ferrari and Fiat, to the British Jaguar, Aston Martin, Bentley and Triumph, from the German Mercedes, BMW and Porsche to the French pursangs signed Ettore Bugatti. This year more than 100 pre-war cars (made from 1932 to 1939) will take part in the event.

Also significant is the presence of numerous cars from the 1950s; 150 participants will run the Grand Prix with cars of the Ferrari, Jaguar and Porsche brands.

The Grand Prix represents a unique opportunity for gentlemen drivers and the general public to be able to appreciate up close the icons of world motoring, who again this year will gather as usual in Piazza Sordello, in the heart of the Gonzaga city, for what promises to be a special edition full of novelties. 

The 32nd edition sees confirmed partners Red Bull, Tag Heuer and Finservice, along with the return of Banca Generali, thanks to which the "Nuvolari" will reaffirm some of its fundamental characteristics: sports competition, historical celebration and touring tourism. 

Sensitive to issues concerning environmental protection, the "Gran Premio Nuvolari Green" initiative, an important greening action carried out under the patronage of the Municipality of Mantua, will be proposed again this year.  The environmental impact caused by the circulation of the historic cars participating in the event will be offset by the planting, in selected areas, of a sufficient number of tall trees to balance the total CO2 emission.

Gran Premio Nuvolari 2022: details of the 32nd edition

Attendance: 312 confirmed crews at the start, from countries around the world.

Period of admission of the cars: from 1919 until 1976.

Route: this 32nd edition offers a route of about 1,100 km among the beauty of central and northern Italy, passing through striking landscapes of Lombardy, Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Marche and Veneto.

Today Thursday, September 15, after the classic pre-race scrutineering, a nice novelty: the "Premio Mantova 2022 - Nuvolari 130 Anni" a 7.5 km night prologue through the streets of Mantua's historic center starting at 7 p.m. It will be the City's greeting reserved for participants from the five continents. 

Friday, September 16, the first stage. The historic cars will start from Piazza Sordello, the heart of the Lombard city. They will drive through the picturesque roads of Emilia, until they arrive at the Modena Autodrome: break for lunch and time trials. They will then continue over the Apennines to Imola, at the famous "Enzo and Dino Ferrari Autodrome" of Formula 1. Finally, over the hills of Romagna to the Adriatic Sea with arrival in Cesenatico. The charming location of the Grand Hotel da Vinci will open its doors to participants for the evening. 

Saturday, September 17, the second stage, will see a brand new route: from Rimini to Florence, passing through the Passo dei Mandrioli, from Stia, to the Passo della Consuma, then the Chianti area and the break in Borgo Scopeto, among the tall, narrow cypresses of the Sienese hills. In the afternoon, crews will travel the Arezzo roads with stamp controls in Montevarchi and Pieve Santo Stefano, to the Viamaggio Pass.

San Marino will welcome GP Nuvolari with the last group of time trials of the day and the stamp control in Piazza della Libertà, in front of the Government Palace of the oldest Republic in the world. 

The finish will be in Rimini, on the promenade of Piazza Tre Martiri. The traditional Gala Dinner in honor of Tazio Nuvolari will close the evening, within the marvelous Fellini-like setting of Rimini's Grand Hotel.

Sunday, September 18, the third and final stage. The crews will return to Mantua. The route will reserve them the last challenges, the decisive ones to decree the winner. Starting from Rimini, they will face the dreaded time trials in Meldola, then in Faenza, guests of the Formula 1 Scuderia Alpha Tauri, in front of the expert audience of Piazza del Popolo. The arena of Piazza Ariostea will be the glimpse that Ferrara will reserve for the participants. Then it will be time for the return to Mantuan soil, through the stamp controls of Bondeno Poggio Rusco and Revere. Lunch will be served at the millennial location of Castel d'Ario, the birthplace of Tazio Nuvolari, it could not be otherwise, on the 130th anniversary of his birth. Finally, finally the arrival in Mantua after 4 days and 1,100 km of racing, and the prize-giving among the welcoming historic facades of Piazza Sordello.

The event, conceived and organized since 1991 by Mantova Corse, will take place under the auspices of the international federations F.I.A. and F.I.V.A., with A.C.I. Sport and Aci Storico. 
The Gran Premio Nuvolari is the fourth round of the "ACI Sport Italian Major Events Championship," of which the Coppa delle Alpi, Coppa Milano Sanremo, Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti and Targa Florio Classica are also part.

Requirements and terms of registrations 

The Gran Premio Nuvolari admits cars manufactured from 1919 to 1976, equipped with a F.I.V.A. passport, or F.I.A. Heritage Fiche, or A.S.I. homologation, or ACI Sport / ACI Storico fiche, or Certificate of Registration in the A.A.V.S. 

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