Usually associated in Europe with rally events, most notably the Cento Ore and the Terre de Canossa, and in the US and Middle East with tours and Concours events, Canossa continues to expand its activities and last year ventured into organising circuit racing after purchasing the Alfa Revival Cup, which had been started and run for many years by Tommaso Gelmini.
Adding to their racing activities, they announced last year the Youngtimer Cup, open to all cars with a sporting past built between 1991 and 2005, and the Cavallino Classic Cup, a series dedicated to all the past generations of Ferrari Challenge cars, from the 348 to the 458.
Canossa has now announced an interesting six-event calendar, where all three series will race at Mugello at the end of April, Vallelunga on September 9-10 and Misano on 21-22 October. In addition, the Cavallino Classic Cup cars are invited to support the Racing and GT Days meeting at the Red Bull ring in May, and the two other series will also race at Red Bull Ring, on 10-11 June at the Ring Classics meeting. The Alfa Revival Cup will go to Monza in early July as a support race for the FIA WEC, giving its drivers a six-race season at top circuits. See canossa.com for all the information and registration for the many Canossa events.
While we are at it, here is a list of dates for the Italian Historic Championship for circuit races. The list is incomplete, and we expect to see other dates added to it.
3 April Vallellunga
23 July Misano
10 September Vallelunga
8 October Mugello
PNK Motorsport, part of Gruppo Peroni, one of the main organisers of motor sport in Italy, is organising the race meetings on the above calendar counting towards the Italian Historic Championship. While the Automobile Club D’Italia (ACI) has yet to publish the rest of the 2023 calendar for the Historic Championship, Peroni has decided to launch a Challenge of its own, by providing a special classification for these four race meetings, and offering a special trophy at their annual prizegiving for the winner of this Historic Challenge. See www.gruppoperonirace.it for entries.
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