Press release n° 4 - Thirty days left to the closing of registrations


The thirty-first edition of the Gran Premio Nuvolari will start from Mantua on Friday 17th September 2021, coming back there on Sunday 19th. There are thirty days left to the closing of registrations, and the organizational ferment around the event that will bring the gotha of the international vintage car world to the hometown of the great “Nivola” is growing stronger. The expectation of participants and the public is very high, in the year that marks the long-awaited return to conviviality and sociability, and also an important milestone for Mantova Corse, that in 2021 celebrates 40 years of passionate and tireless activity in the sector.

At the starting point of the highly appreciated historic regularity race this year there will be around 300 cars, selected by a special commission, mostly from abroad, to testify to the consolidated international relevance of the event.

To guarantee prestige and support to the initiative, the famous sponsors: the Austrian Red Bull, world leader in energy drinks, the Franco-Swiss watch house Tag Heuer and the Italian Finservice Group, an important service company in the subsidized finance sector.

«The thirty-first edition of the Gran Premio Nuvolari – the partners Claudio Rossi, Luca Bergamaschi and Marco Marani claim – will be full of news and will not betray that feeling of wonder and deep emotion that our extraordinary Italy reserves every time to the drivers of exceptional jewels on four wheels. In addition to the enthusiastic feedback from competitors and enthusiasts, one thing that makes us particularly proud – the three add – is the relationship of collaboration and trust that has been established within our Staff and with all external administrative organizations (Municipalities, Provinces, etc ..) which, year after year, share our enthusiasm and support us in otherwise very demanding bureaucratic procedures. As a sign of our gratitude to the community and to the territory, Mantova Corse has been involved since last year in an ecological initiative called "GPN Green": with the aim of compensating for the environmental impact caused by the circulation of the historic cars participating in the event, at the end of it tall trees capable of neutralizing CO2 emissions will be planted in selected areas of Mantua”.

The program 2021

The 16th of September, the technical and sport checks will be held in Palazzo Te, Mantua, with an appendix also in the early morning of Friday 17th of September.

At 11.00 a.m. of 17th of September: the departure from Piazza Sordello. The first day the crews will cross the suggestive streets of Emilia, until the arrival at the Modena Racetrack. Here there will be the lunch break and the timed trials. The itinerary will then continue over the Apennines, through the Raticosa and Futa passes, until the Mugello Circuit, the famous Tuscan Formula 1 racetrack. The route until the Adriatic See will take the “traveling museum” to Cesenatico, for the refreshing and prestigious dinner at Grand Hotel Leonardo da Vinci*****. The overnight stay in Rimini will follow.

On Saturday, September 18th, the second stage and the toughest day of the Gran Premio Nuvolari, the crews will experience a largely renewed route: from Rimini to Urbino, then the Bocca Serriola pass, Città di Castello, up to Magione at the Umbria Racetrack, the Trasimeno Lake and the break at Golf Club Lamborghini in Panicale. Stamp controls will be performed in Castiglione del Lago, Cortona and Piazza Grande in Arezzo. In the afternoon, the crews will drive along the roads of the Viamaggio towards the Adriatic, with the media tests in Sant'Agata Feltria. The Republic of San Marino will welcome the parade with the last set of time trials for the day, and with the stamp control in Piazza della Libertà, at the apex of Mount Titano. The arrival of the second stage will be in Rimini, on the runway of Piazza Tre Martiri. The evening will reserve to the competitors the traditional Gala Dinner in honour of Tazio Nuvolari, in the wonderful Fellinian setting of the Grand Hotel di Rimini*****.

On Sunday 19th September, the crews will return to Mantua. The route will make the competitors face the last challenges, the decisive ones to decree the winner. Starting from Rimini, they will face the feared time trials of Meldola, then they’ll arrive in Faenza, as guests of the Formula 1 team Alpha Tauri. The arena of Piazza Ariostea will be the splendid location that Ferrara will offer to competitors from all over the world. Then it will be time to return to Mantua, only after the stamp controls in Bondeno, Poggio Rusco, San Giacomo, Bondanello and the break for lunch in the majestic abbey of San Benedetto Po. In the end, Piazza Sordello will embrace again the competitors for the farewell parade.

The race will take place in compliance with the F.I.A, F.I.V.A. and A.C.I. Sport Regulations, and will cover a total of about 1,100 km between the central-northern Italian beauties, crossing the suggestive landscapes of Lombardy, Emilia Romagna, Marche, Umbria and Tuscany.

Entry requirements and deadlines
Entry requests, to be made exclusively on the website, will be opened until 31st July 2021. The Gran Premio Nuvolari admits cars manufactured from 1919 to 1976 with a F.I.V.A. passport, or a F.I.A. Heritage sticker, or an A.S.I. homologation, or an ACI Sport /ACI Historic sticker, or a certificate of registration to the A.A.V.S. historic register.
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