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Vesco and Salvinelli set new Mille Miglia record… again

Andrea Vesco and Fabio Salvinelli clocked up an astonishing – and unprecedented – fourth victory on the trot in the Mille Miglia from 11-15 June. They took the spoils in their 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Ss Spider Zagato, while for Vesco it was actually his fifth win in a row (having also triumphed in 2020 sharing with his father) and his seventh overall.

In an event that will be remembered as much for a viral video clip of bad-mannered and bad-tempered spat between an Alfa and a BMW, the  2200km Mille Miglia had 421 starters aged from 1927 to 1957. The route was the trdaitional anti-clockwise loop from Brescia to Rome and back, but in 2024 finished a leg for the first time in Turin, as well as other overnight stops in Viareggio, Rome and San Lazzaro di Savena.

After clocking up his record-breaking win, an effervescent Andrea Vesco said: ‘We are happy, how could we not be? We prepare to do great things and we are happy because this year we were in front from the first trial and we always kept the lead. We did very well and now we will enjoy this victory.’

Behind the winners, there was fierce competition for the podium places. In the end Gianmario Fontanella and Anna Maria Covelli took a well-deserved second place with their 1927 Lancia Lambda Casaro VII Serie, followed by Alberto Aliverti and Stefano Valente, also competing with a 1929 6C.

Winners of the Ferrari Tribute were Frank Binder and Giordano Mozzi in a 296 GTS, with Celestino and Antonio Sangiovanni second in an 812 GTS and third place going to Gianluigi and Federico Smussi in a 1996 F355 GTS.

Mirco Magni and Alessandro Ferruta took first place in the 1000 Miglia Green with a Polestar 2, while the 1000 Miglia Experience went to Ismaele and Marco Luigi Ghilardelli in a Mercedes Amg Gt C.

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