Andrea Vesco and Fabio Salvinelli, driving a 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Super Sport, won the 1000 Miglia 2021, after almost 1800 km through some of the most beautiful cities in Italy.
Andrea Vesco already has three victories to his credit, all in Alfa Romeos. After winning earlier editions with Andrea Guerini and then, last year, with his father Roberto, this year he was partnered with his co-driver Fabio Salvinelli, a regular competitor from Brescia: “It’s always a great satisfaction to get on the highest step of the podium, especially here in Brescia, my hometown” – says the driver with emotion – “Great credit for this important result goes to the car, which for the fourth year accompanies us along the legs of the most beautiful race in the world. This year the race was decided in the last legs, where we managed to overtake the crew that was leading the ranking with three points more than hours. Many compliments then to our opponents because they put up a good fight, making this year’s race incredibly tight and exciting. A special thanks to co-driver, Fabio, because you win as a duo. A special thanks also to my father who helped us far away from us in the most difficult moment by helping me last night repairing our Alfa Romeo on the phone”.
This year’s event was characterized by good weather, though sometimes tough because of the summer heat, and by a challenging route tat included the three mountain passes of Cisa, Futa and Raticosa.
Out of 375 cars in the race, 341 crossed the finish line at the end of the race. The second place position was achieved by Andrea Luigi Belometti and Gianluca Bergomi, driving a 1929 Lancia Lambda Spider Casaro, who, on the arrival ramp, said: “Now I’m pretending to be happy for my second place… seriously, these are the races and we have to accept the final result. We all know well the winner, Andrea Vesco, and how strong he is, so it’s okay. We stayed in the race and competitive for all four days and that’s the most important thing for us. See you at the next 1000 Miglia”.
The third place went to Gianmario Fontanella and Anna Maria Covelli, in a 1927 Lancia Lambda Casaro, who repeated their performance from 2020: “Last year we did well, this year was a fantastic race, even if much more difficult. We are very satisfied of the position we achieved.” Over 45 driving hours through nearly 200 Italian cities, allowed Silvia Marini and Lucia Filippelli to gain again the “Coppa delle Dame 2021”.