Mantova Corse presents at Techno Classica Essen the new edition of the Gran Premio Nuvolari 2016


Press release: 2/2016
Essen (Germany), 5th April 2016 – The racing team Scuderia Mantova Corse together with Automobile Club Mantua and Museo Tazio Nuvolari is happy to announce their participation in “Techno-Classica Essen”, this year with their own stand (Hall 7 - Stand 616). This will be a good occasion to present the Gran Premio Nuvolari 2016 to the international press.
Techno-Classica will be on from Wednesday 6th until Sunday 10th April. With its 190 thousand visitors this exhibition represents the most popular world show of historical automobiles.
The charm of the Gran Premio Nuvolari
The 26th edition of the Gran Premio Nuvolari, an international rally event reserved to historic cars that meet the F.I.A., F.I.V.A. and A.C.I. Sport standards, is scheduled between 15th and 18th September. Thanks to the sponsorship granted by Banca Generali and Eberhard & Co., who are Official Partners, it will be one of the most eagerly awaited events of the international rally season.
The Gran Premio will contribute to joining in the city of Mantua, which was awarded the title of Capital of Culture for the year 2016, the world of historic cars and enthusiasts of Tazio Nuvolari, the sportsman who left his indelible mark in the history of the XX century. In his 30-year-long career (from 1920 to 1950) Nuvolari was European Motorbike Champion riding a Bianchi motorbike (1925), European Racing Champion (the current Formula 1 World Championship) driving an Alfa Romeo in 1932, a winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1933 and of the Mille Miglia in 1930 and 1933. Besides the various titles he won, Nuvolari is famous for his almost incredible endeavours which helped the "Flying Mantuan" to enter the collective imagination and become a member of the Motor Sport Magazine Hall of Fame, the most exclusive club of distinguished pilots selected by the English magazine Motor Sport. Together with the great Formula 1 pilots such as Fangio, Moss, Clark, Stewart, Senna and the seven-time unbeaten champion Schumacher, Nuvolari is the only driver of the Grand Prix times who actively took part in it.
Gran Premio Nuvolari 2016: the route
Friday 16th September - departure day - Mantova to Forte dei Marmi
At the end of the sports and technical tests at 11 o'clock the crews of the Gran Premio Nuvolari will leave the picturesque Piazza Sordello (Mantua) to reach the Racing Track in San Martino del Lago, Cremona, where they will be faced with the first chronometer testing. In the afternoon, after the break, the cars will drive to the Racing Track “Riccardo Paletti” in Varano de Melegari (Parma), where they will be challenged with additional tests, after which they will drive along the hairpin turns leading to the Passo della Cisa. The crews will travel the last kilometres of the first day driving down the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian coast, passing by the towns of Carrara and Massa, until their final destination in Forte dei Marmi, where they will have the pleasure to spend the first night at the famous “La Capannina di Franceschi” club in which all the participating pilots will attend an exclusive beach party specifically organised for the occasion.
Saturday 17th - day 2 - Forte dei Marmi to Rimini.
After leaving Forte dei Marmi, the cars of the Gran Premio Nuvolari will reach the cities of Lucca, where they will drive along the historical city walls, Pisa, driving through Piazza dei Miracoli, and eventually Piazza del Campo in Siena, three of the most astonishing locations in Italy. This overwhelming trip will continue with very strict chronometer tests until the cities of Arezzo, Città di Castello and Urbino, eventually reaching the final destination in Rimini, where the cars are expected to arrive at 6.30 p.m.. The participants will be hosted in the fascinating rooms of the Grand Hotel of Rimini, where they will take part in the official gala dinner in honour of Tazio Nuvolari.
Sunday 18th- return day - Rimini to Mantua
The last chronometer tests, which will take place on Sunday morning, will be crucial to determine the winner of the Gran Premio Nuvolari 2016. After their departure from Rimini, the crews will be heading to the cities of Meldola, Cesena, Forlì and eventually to the International Racing Track "Enzo e Dino Ferrari" in Imola, the small Italian Nürburgring. After a visit at the Circuito Ariosteo in Ferrara, and driving through Borgofranco and Ostiglia, both in the province of Mantua, the cars will complete their 1050-km-long route in Piazza Sordello (Mantua), welcomed by a waving crowd. The award giving ceremony will be hosted at the Teatro del Bibiena theatre which was built in the seventeenth century.
Requirements and terms for registration
Applications for registration, which will be open until 31st July, shall be filed exclusively on the website Registration to the Gran Premio Nuvolari is only allowed to cars manufactured between 1919 and 1969 that have a F.I.V.A. passport, a F.I.A. Heritage fiche, an A.S.I. type-approval, or an ACI Sport /C.S.A.I. fiche, or belong to a Car Brand Register.
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