Today the final cars rolled across the Mille Miglia 2014 finish line. This year was the first time that the endurance event has been held across four days rather than the more normal three. The final day bought the teams back to the start; from Bologna to Brescia.
The day started bright and early once again at 7 am. The day took teams through the historic town of Modena, Italy’s equivalent of Motor City, and on to the beautiful commune of Mantova. Mantova is another UNESCO World Heritage Site which meant the teams were treated to a fantastic backdrop.
At 218 km, the day was the shortest of all. As a result, the cars started to arrive from 11.30 at the finish line in Brescia. The cars had one last hill to club, that which leads to the traditional Mille Miglia finish line!
For the rest of the day, participants will enjoy an Awards lunch at the Piazza Paolo VI together with an Awards Ceremony at the Teatro Grande. No doubt there were plenty of stories to tell, events that happened along the route. Normally the final day would have been a gruelling affair, finishing in the evening after a long day driving through Tuscany from Rome. This year it felt more relaxed.
We are told that the winner of the event was car number 42, a 1928 Lancia Lambda Tipo 221 Spider Ca.Sa.Ro. The car was piloted by Giordano Mozzi with Stefania Biacca as co-pilot. Unconfirmed reports suggest the second placed car was a 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Zagato piloted by Alessandro Gamberini and Mirco Magni, both Italians. We will let you know once we hear something official!