Ferrari tribute to 1000 Miglia – Day 2. Stage of 16 May
GT & Sport Cars
Rome, 16 May
The second day of the Tribute to 1000 Miglia continues to attract even more interest and admiring looks as the impressive procession moves along on roads packed on either side with excited crowds. At dawn, the group left Ferrara’s piazza Castello, heading towards Ravenna and San Marino.
In the morning, the mid-point was Riccione where competitors got a glimpse of a calm see under splendid sunshine. Time for a light lunch and the procession was on its way again, heading for Marche, with a timed stage on spectacular roads, which climbed through the woods of Conero, with enchanting views of the Adriatic.
The route then took the cars inland, passing through Loreto, Recanati and Macerata ending in a wonderful parade through the squares of Ascoli Piceno and Teramo, packed with spectators as far as the eye could see.
Undoubtedly the most moving part of the procession was its path through the centre of L’Aquila, still affected by the 2009 earthquake, its victims remembered by the Mille Miglia.
In the evening, the procession arrived in Castel Sant ‘Angelo in Rome and the cars paraded past the great monuments of the historic centre.
Tomorrow, it gets underway again at 5, so good luck to all competitors.