Strong Competition for 2010 Mille Miglia Ferrari Tribute

Ferrari at Mille MigliaThere is strong competition to be among the 120 Ferraris built between 1958 and the present that will precede the 360 classic cars during the 2010 Mille Miglia Storica.

The last edition of the famous race was held in 1957 and this is also the cut-off year of manufacture for cars entering the re-run, thus excluding the owners of more modern Ferraris. From next year on, however, they will have their own dedicated event.

Ferrari reports that after this news was announced in the Official Ferrari Magazine and on Ferrari.com requests for information and entry forms flooded in from all over the world. To handle the various entries, Ferrari and the 1000 Miglia organiser, MC Events, have decided to assign places with the assistance of a special committee that will include Piero Ferrari. Entries will be distributed according to country of provenance and model to ensure a truly stunning spectacle for the dedicated, passionate spectators that line the route.

Aside from the overall classification, there will also be separate standings for recent V8 and V12 cars, for supercars, such as the Enzo, F50, F40 and GTO, and for older models which will be divided into road, competition and sports cars. Each team will be made up of two driving license holders – the racing licenses will be issued in Brescia during scrutineering. The event is open to strictly road-legal cars with regular number plates and insurance. The classifications will be decided by regularity trials over specific sections, to include the Fiorano circuit during the Maranello stage, and others to be confirmed.

Due to the Monaco GP date change, the Mille Miglia appointment has been brought forward to the first weekend in May. The programme includes scrutineering at Brescia on either Wednesday, May 5th or Thursday, May 6th. The first Ferrari will leave the traditional start line at 18: 30, followed by the others at 30-second intervals. The first of the historic cars competing in the actual race will leave immediately after the last Ferrari at 19:30. The classic route will take drivers all the way to Rome after which they make their way back to Brescia, via Siena, Florence and Maranello by the evening of Saturday, May 8th. The entry fee includes hotel and catering, and at 6,040 euro (including taxes) is the same as the fee for the actual race.

For more information and to receive an entry form, visit millemigliatribute.ferrari.com or email [email protected]

[Source: Ferrari]