Kubica at the 34th Rally 1000 Miglia

Posted: 26/04/2010 in Formula 1

A few videos of good old Robert Kubica doing a bit of rally in a Renault clio s1600 at the 34th Rally 1000 Miglia, I DO NOT OWN THESE VIDEOS they belong to crazyniki95 and absi1974 on youtube.

Continued with another video and maps showing the circuit and more information about the Rally 1000 Miglia.

 It was started by Contes Aymo Maggi and Franco Mazzotti in 1927 in response of Monza taking the Italian grand prix away from their home town of Brescia. They chose a race from Brescia to Rome and back, a figure-eight shaped course of roughly 1500 km – or a thousand Roman miles. The first event involved 77 drivers (all italian) and it was  strictly restricted to unmodified production cars,  the entrance fee was set at 1 lira for each driver.

Giuseppe Morandi, completed the course in just under 21 hours 5 minutes, averaging nearly 78 km/48 mph in his 2-litre OM of the first Miglia.The race was briefly stopped by Italian leader Benito Mussolini after an accident in 1938 killed a number of spectators. When it resumed in 1940 during war-time, it was dubbed the Grand Prix of Brescia, and held on a 100 km 62 mile short course in the plains of Northern Italy that was lapped nine times.

The race was banned after the fatal crash of a 4.2-lire Ferrari in 1957 that took the lives of the Spanish driver Alfonso de Portago, his co-driver/navigator Edmund Nelson, and thirteen spectators, at the village of Guidizzolo.

In 1982 the Mille Miglia endurance race was revived as a road rally event. Nowadays, timing rather than speed is of the essence for the enthusiasts from around the world who race their vintage cars, dating from 1927 to 1957.

Information from Wikipedia.

Map Day 1:

Map Day 2

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Comments
  1. limewire says:

    lmao amazing stuff bro.

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