The Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti 2015 will be held from 23 to 26 July at Cortina d’Ampezzo in the Dolomities of Northern Italy. The regularity race will again offer breathtaking panoramas, the always-festive Cortina d’Ampezzo and endurance testing of man and machine.
ACI president Angelo Sticchi Damiani said, “The Coppa d’Oro is a race that all motor racing enthusiasts would like to do at least once in a lifetime. It recognizes the drivers’ emotional participation as well as their racing skills. It’s a very special race for the vehicles too, because prestige and beauty are not enough to win it: aspiring to the podium means maintaining a car’s original racing capability in terms of performance and reliability. A race that’s so authentic and pure and that’s preserved its competitive appeal so long is simply irresistible, also for the hordes of fans that gather in the Veneto Alps to admire from close up the cars and teams that will brave the hairpins bends, now as they did in the past, in a tumult of growling engines and giddy excitement. A unique race that’s a treasure from the past and a promise for the future.”
The Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti 2015 will commence on 23 July with technical controls ahead of the start of the 2-day race from Corso Italia in Cortina d’Ampezzo on 24 July. Cortina d’Ampezzo will be at the heart of the route that the teams will have to undertake, which is still top-secret but will alternate straight sections immersed in green countryside with demanding hairpin bends, rolling upland landscapes dotted with characteristic little churches and the stunning views that only the high Dolomite passes can offer. At the end of each day the drivers will return to Cortina to enjoy the “Queen of the Dolomites.”
The 2015 regularity race will also feature a series of special night-time trials on 24 July around Cortina d’Ampezzo — a new development, in racing terms, that will not only test the drivers’ skills and the vehicles’ performance but also delight the teams with some unusual views.
Registration opens on 15 January 2015 and closes on 7 June. As many as 120 cars built between 1919 and 1961 will be admitted. There will also be a special category, with a separate ranking, for up to 30 cars built between 1962 and 1965 that have outstanding sporting records or are of particular historical interest.