Racing history on track at Mugello next weekend

Discussion in 'Events' started by ajzahn, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. Motor racing history on track at Mugello over the next weekend

    Scarperia, 27 March 2007 - Over twenty historic F1 single-seaters are expected at the Scarperia (Florence) circuit in the first running of the 'Mugello Historic Festival', a unique event for car fans who will also have around 200 cars to see on track and in the paddock. Many of these have written some of the most unforgettable pages in the history of international motor sport and include Jackie Stewart's Tyrrell, Keke Rosberg's Williams and James Hunts's McLaren. On top of that we have Lotus, Brabham, Minardi, Ensign and Osella to name but a few. The race promises to be really fascinating and is run under the auspices of the FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile.)
    Another highlight of the event is the Shell Ferrari Historic Challenge, eligible to all Ferrari, Maserati and Alfa Romeo cars built for racing. There are eleven different categories in the Challenge and around sixty cars will take part, from a 1932 Alfa Romeo P3 to a 1981 Ferrari 512 BB LM.

    Completing the card are the races for the FIA Trophy Lurani (an extremely rapid and fascinating Junior Formula,) the World Sports Cars Masters and GT and the Sports Endurance Masters with cars completing an endurance race on this technical Scarperia circuit. Mugello will also stage races in the Orwell Supersport Cup (For Prototypes and Can-Am cars built prior to 1976) and the Club Europe F2 series.
    Of special interest will be the on-track parade of the F40s, which forms part of the celebration of 60 years of Ferrari. It takes place in the early afternoon of Sunday 1 April.

    The 'Mugello Historic Festival' programme gets underway on Friday 30 March, with free practice and qualifying: Saturday 31 sees more qualifying prior to the first races. Then, the final day, 1 April, is given over entirely to racing. Entry to the circuit is free on Friday, while an inclusive general admission-paddock ticket for Saturday 31/Sunday 1 is 15 Euro covering both days (10 for concessions). Entry is free for the under-14s.

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