Text Gran Premio Nuvolari 2019
The Gran Premio is a unique opportunity to get a close-up view of these legendary vintage cars that have made the history of motor racing worldwide. These masterpieces met, as every year, in Piazza Sordello for one of the most fascinating races in the world. The myth of the great “Nivola” is always strong and present: it relives every year, thanks to the many enthusiasts who share the emotion of an extraordinary journey aboard real historic masterpieces of mechanics and design.
This year marks a record number of presences: more than 300 crews arrived in Mantova, from Europe, Asia and Australia. 17 countries represented: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, Great Britain, Italy, Luxembourg, Holland, Poland, Czech Republic, Republic of San Marino, Russia, Spain and Switzerland. 45 car manufacturers competing: from the Italian Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Fiat, Lancia, OM and Ferrari to the British Triumph, Jaguar, Aston Martin and Bentley; from the American Chrysler and Chevrolet, to the German Mercedes, BMW and Porsche, finishing with the French “purebred” Bugatti. 95 pre-war cars take part in the event.
During this 29th edition, the more than 300 crews dealt with a renovated 1025 km-long route
First stage: from Mantova to Bologna through the Garda Lake, the Baldo mountains and the Po Valley.
-Second stage: from Bologna to Rimini through fascinating locations of central Italy, the well-known Appenine passes of the Raticosa and the Futa, and the extraordinary beautiful cities of Siena and Arezzo.
Third stage: from Rimini to Mantova, Faenza, the Autodromo of Imola Enzo and Dino Ferrari and Ferrara.
Organized by Mantova Corse, the regularity event is only for historic cars built between 1919 and 1972, according to the F.I.A., F.I.V.A., ACI Storico and ACI Sport regulations.
As usual, the Gran Premio Nuvolari is supported by prestigious sponsors: Red Bull, “Special Partner”; Eberhard & Co., "Official Partner & Timekeeper" for the 30th consecutive year; Finservice Group, "Technical Partner" and leader in the field of financial consulting; Argo Racing, "Technical Partner", supplier of car GPS systems, Siglacom, "internet provider"; Fico Eataly World, the agri-food park that symbolizes the Italian culinary tradition in the world, Gruppo Bossoni Automobili, "Technical Partner".