The Mille Miglia 2012 will be staged 17-20 May along the historic route from Brescia to Rome and back to Brescia.
“We have an ambitious goal,” said Alessandro Casali, President of the Mille Miglia Organising Committee, “and that is to beat the record success of the 2011 edition. The organising machinery is already working to arrange every single detail, to look into any further improvement, and to provide the ideal setting for a memorable event. We wish to share with everyone the passion and thrill of this extraordinary Brescia show that belongs to all of us and that represents Italy to the world.”
According to Mille Miglia organzier MAC Group, the 2011 running of the Mille Miglia garnered 7 million spectators along the road, 1,690 registered journalists from over 35 countries, 22 foreign TV stations, 1,200 printed media articles released in just five days and 165 minutes of broadcast in news reports and prime viewing time.
Sandro Binelli, Secretary General of the Mille Miglia Organising Committee, said, “It is a pleasure to announce the dates of the 2012 edition of the Mille Miglia, which as it is a tradition, will be held before the Grand Prix de Monaco according to the Formula 1 international calendar. To organise the event on the third week in May will mean better weather conditions- a key factor in view of the huge success of the last edition. As drivers explained, the 2011 edition of the Mille Miglia was particularly attractive as good weather encouraged enthusiasts as well as general public to follow the race along the whole route.”