Italians rally with style
This year’s Gran Premio Nuvolari, held from 15-17 September and running for 1070km, featured 48 teams, five all-women and five all under 30 years old. One of the star drivers was former BMW works team ace Dieter Quester in a BMW 328, while Jaguar XKS, Triumph TRS, Rileys, vintage Bentleys and Porsche 356s also competed.
The first day skirted Bologna and took in the plains of the Po Valley before finishing in the glitz of Rimini. Saturday was the longest day, the highlight being Siena (returning to Rimini via Urbino), while Sunday finished back at the Mantua start. The routes were interspersed with timed sections.
The winner was the 1939 Fiat 508 Balilla Sport of Giovanni Moceri and Daniele Bonetti; 508s have finished in the top three 14 times since the event started in ’91.
Andrea Vesco and Andrea Guerini were second in their 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C-1750