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Coppa Milano-Sanremo Rally 2011 Information

Lagonda Team Car at Coppa Milano Sanremo RallyThe Coppa Milano-Sanremo historical revival is back for the ninth year in a row, to be held 11 to 13 March, 2011 in Italy. This year’s event will take a new form, as partners Automobile Club Milano and MAC Group plan to re-launch the famous competition as a classic regularity event.
Sandro Binelli, MAC Group President, comments, “I would like to thank Geronimo La Russa, Vice President of Automobile Club Milano, for the renewed partnership. This year the event will have special significance: in fact, the Ninth Historical Revivial of the Coppa Milano-Sanremo provides us with the opportunity to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy, creating a travelling museum that can tell the story of 150 years on the move.”
MAC Group has studied a new form of the event to give a tribute to such a significant anniversary: the 2011 edition will have a new, circular route, with some of the main stages going through the towns of Monza, Milan and Sanremo – stages of the event in the past – as well as Genoa and Turin, the city symbolizing the official proclamation of the Kingdom of Italy in 1861.
The first day, as for tradition, will be from Monza to Milan, with laps around the Brianza circuit and the cars exhibited in Piazza del Duomo: for the first time, the historical revival will depart from Milan at nighttime and go to Turin where competitors will spend the night; on Saturday, the competing cars will head for Sanremo where the crews will have lunch, then they will finish the day in Genoa; the next day, the event will end in Milan, where the final luncheon and award prize-giving ceremony will be organised. One last, but certainly no less important pieces of news is the presence of a big group of Ferrari cars that will travel ahead of the classic cars along the entire route, similar to MAC Group’s Ferrari Tribute to Mille Miglia.
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[Source: MAC Group]