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Alfa takes top three places in Mille Miglia

Published 22 May 2018

Top spot in this year’s Mille Miglia was taken by Alfa Romeo – 90 years after the Italian carmaker’s first triumph in 1928. Taking the chequered flag at this year’s event was car number 85 - an Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 GS Testa Fissa crewed by Tonconogy-Ruffini.

In second place was a 6C 1500 Super Sport dating from 1928 with coachwork by Stabilimenti Farina. An official car from the FCA Heritage collection, it normally spends its days on display at the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo.

The car carried the race number 30, also borne by its sister which won the first Alfa Romeo victory in the Mille Miglia with Giuseppe Campari and Giulio Ramponi in 1928. It was driven in the event by Giovanni Moceri, with navigator Daniele Bonetti. Third place was taken by the Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 SS Zagato driven by Vesco-Guerini.

Held over the 16-19 May, the event covers 1000 miles across Italy. The classic event has been running for 36 years and this year saw more than 450 historic automobiles from 73 different manufacturers take part in the legendary endurance road race. Fiat had the most entries with 49 cars, followed by Jaguar (35), Mercedes-Benz (33). This year’s Mille Miglia was held in four stages, starting and ending in Brescia with the turning point in Rome.

Alfa Romeo Mille Miglia 2018

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