Everything is finally ready for the Mille Miglia 2022. In this article, we are going to give everything you need to know about race: its history, the official 2022 schedule, and all the information to be a participant.
What is Mille Miglia race?
The Mille Miglia is one of the most important events dedicated to cars, also defined as the “vintage car race par excellence”. The historic Mille Miglia – heir to the one that was run from 1927 to 1957 – began in 1977 and has always been reserved for cars produced before 1957.
The route from Brescia to Rome and back has always been clockwise and has always passed through Siena with the parade of these wonderful cars in Piazza del Campo, where the well-known Palio di Siena takes place. Also, this year, when the race will be staged from 15 to 18 June, Ferrari, Bugatti, Ala Romeo, Abarth, Aston Martin, Chevrolet, Citroen, Jaguar, BMW, Lancia, Fiat, Maserati, Mercedes, MG, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Simca, Volkswagen, just to name a few of the most famous brands, it will cross the main square of Siena.
It will happen on the occasion of the third stage, on 17 June. This is the longest of the four stages: from Rome to Ronciglione, then the arrival in Piazza del Campo. History, that of the cars, meets the more classical history, remembering that Siena has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1995.
The next day, the Mille Miglia will also stop in Pontedera, Cascina and Viareggio before leaving Tuscany and plunging into Emilia as far as Parma. The meeting with Viareggio, defined by many as “the Pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea”, will also be particularly fascinating, with the colours of the city of Italian Carnevale par excellence and those of the race caravan.
1000 Miglia 2022, the official schedule
In 2022 there will be 415 cars, 11 of which are in the Military category. The cars will start on 15 June from
Brescia, with dozens of cars on the waiting list, will replace them in the event of a forfeit of
the accepted cars. A significant increase (+ 25%) in registrations for the Registro 1000 Miglia, an essential requirement and a guarantee of the highest level of authenticity of the cars in the race, from the 1000 Miglia 2021 until today. Here is the official schedule:
Day 1 – Wednesday 15 June
After the start from Brescia, the cars will head towards Lake Garda, first Salò then Desenzano del Garda and Sirmione from where they will parade through the Sigurtà Garden Park, Mantua and Ferrara and reach Cervia-Milano Marittima for the end of the first day.
Day 2 – Thursday 16 June
From the town on the Adriatic coast, the route includes a detour to Forlì, the climb to San Marino, the descent inland to Passignano sul Trasimeno, and the passage to Norcia to conclude the Leg with the Roman parade along Via Veneto.
Day 3 – Friday 17 June
In the longest leg of the race, after departing from Rome, the cars will travel up towards Ronciglione, then Siena from where they will travel towards Viareggio via Pontedera to reach Parma at the end of the third day.
Day 4 – Saturday 18 June
The last day will see the cars engaged in a series of trials in the Varano de’ Melegari circuit, passing through Salsomaggiore Terme, Stradella, Pavia and arriving at the Monza racetrack. Here, in collaboration with MIMO Milano Monza Motor Show, the crews will test their ability against the stopwatches and pressure switches on the track celebrating the centenary of the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix in 2022.
Before reaching the Brescia finish line, the competing cars will greet Bergamo in symbolic anticipation of the twinning that in 2023 will see the two cities united in the Brescia-Bergamo Capital of Culture project.
Can anyone do the Mille Miglia?
Yes, anyone can do the Mille Miglia. But you’ll have to submit a request to Registro 1000 Miglia. Then you can get two certifications: Participant or Eligible. In both cases, you have to present Identity Card FIVA, Fiche ACI Sport and other documents.
Cars recorded as Participant can get three different passes:
1000 Miglia Participant, cars partecipans between 1927 and 1957.
1000 Miglia Class Winner, cars which won a race between 1927 and 1957.
1000 Miglia Overall Winner, cars which won the event between 1927 and 1957.
Cars recorded as Eligible, which were subscribed to the race between 1927 and 1957, will get a certification as 1000 Miglia Eligible.
How much does it cost to enter the Mille Miglia?
The subscription to the Registro 1000 Miglia costs 900,00 + Iva as Participant and €500,00 + Iva as Eligible. If you want to request the registration you will have to create an account on the official website.
What cars can enter the Mille Miglia?
Of course, not every car can enter the Mille Miglia. In fact, only vehicles built before 31 December 1957 and belonging to a car model which has taken part in at least one edition of the 1000 Miglia from 1927 to 1957 shall be eligible for registration in the 1000 Miglia Register.
You can check the full list of cars eligible to participate here.
Mille Miglia 2022, the 40th edition
The 2022 edition will be the 40th of the historic Mille Miglia, which has been won by an Alfa Romeo since 2016. In these six victories there is the hand of the Vesco family, which has won four, one even, that of 2020 with Roberto and Andrea, father and son. It should be remembered that the route is always around the imperial thousand miles, which officially would be 1600 kilometres, but it can go over a few hundred kilometres depending on the course.
The Mille Miglia is not the only race that passes from Siena. In fact, also the cyclist race Strade Bianche has its finish line in Piazza del Campo.
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