The strong Campobellesi on a Fiat 508 C won the top step of the podium in the Italian Great Events Championship race, emerging as a surprise after a very close fight between Passanante, Accardo, Di Pietra, Loperfido, Aliverti and Valente. Mario Passanante and Alessandro Molgora in a 1937 Fiat 508 thus won the Italian Great Events 2023 Championship and also the race reserved for the CIREAS. Among the Ferraris, the high point is Giordano Mozzi and Valter Lanzoni in a Ferrari 458 Speciale.

Palermo embraces the Targa Florio and its protagonists. In the beating heart of the monumental city that is Piazza Verdi, the arrival platform crowned the three sports days of the historical re-enactment of the oldest race in the world, organized by the Automobile Club of Palermo with the fundamental support of the Automobile Club d’Italia and ACI Storico. As expected, the Palermo public did not fail to show its afflatus toward an event, such as the Targa Florio Classica, which has entered the heart and interest of world motorsport. And in fact from all over the world were the participants of the more than 200 crews who challenged each other to the sound of precision driving on the more than 500 km of the route articulated in a demanding “three days”, with two stages, the first in Trapani, among the hills the vineyards of the “Tour of the Saline” of Marsala and then today, on the “Circuit of the Madonie”.

The winners of the Targa Florio Classica 2023 are Enzo Ciravolo and Francesco Messina from Campobello di Mazara and bearers of the Classic Team, in Fiat 508 C, who won the top step of the podium in the Italian Major Events Championship race by surprisingly coming out on top after a very close fight between the likes of Passanante, Accardo, Di Pietra, on Fiat 508s, Loperfido on Lancia Aprilia and Aliverti on Alfa Romeo 6C 1750.

Mario Passanante and Alessandro Molgora in a 1937 Fiat 508 then won the 2023 Italian Epoca Championship.

In the Italian Historic Car Regularity Championship, first place for Mario Passanante on a Fiat 508 navigated by Alessandro Molgora of Franciacorta Motori, second are Accardo and Becchina again on a Fiat 508 while completing the podium in the final overall standings is the very young Francesco Gulotta with master Paolino Messina. At the foot of the podium Roberto Crugnola and Annalisa Mentasti again on Fiat 508 C.

Among the protagonists of the Ferrari Tribute to Targa Florio the experienced Giordano Mozzi and Valter Lanzoni on Ferrari 458 Speciale, who dueled not a little with Fabio Vergamini, now the idol of the Sicilians along with his wife Anna Maria Fabrizi on Ferrari 488 GTB. Third in a Ferrari Roma were Celestino and Antonio Sangiovanni.

– “The Targa Florio is by right a heritage to be preserved and relaunched,” said Automobile Club d’Italia President Angelo Sticchi Damiani on the arrival platform aboard the Lancia Aurelia B20 shared with Susanna Serri. A practically summer weather, evocative landscapes with a frame of public as Sicily can offer and a painstaking organization were the appreciations shared by all the crews. Tomorrow, in Cala Muletti in Terrasini final act with the awards ceremony for all the protagonists of the groupings.

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