The Targa Florio Classica 2022 belongs to the Sicilians

16 October 2022 Classica

Victory for Passanante - Moretti (Fiat 508 C) in the regularity race organized by AC Palermo and the Automobile Club d’Italia. Francesco and Giuseppe Di Pietra are the new Champions of the Campionato Italiano Grandi Eventi. The Ferrari Tribute to Targa Florio goes to Vergamini-Fabrizi. The ACI Chairman visits the Giardino della Memoria.

The Targa Florio Classica 2022 enhanced the performance of two Sicilian crews and saw four names of the island in the top 5 (all in the Fiat 508 C) in the race organized by AC Palermo with the support of ACI Storico and Automobile Club D'Italia.

On the final day dedicated to the "Trofeo 100 Passi", the Targa Florio Classica 2022 honored the sacrifice of those killed in the Capaci massacre in the year of its 30th anniversary, with the deposition of the wreath by the Chairman of the Automobile Club d'Italia Angelo Sticchi Damiani, together with to Tina Montinaro (widow of the Chief Escort of Judge Falcone), to the Chief of Police Leopoldo Laricchia, to the President of the Court Antonio Balsamo, with the representatives of the Administration of Capaci. Automobile Club D’Italia, the Court of Palermo and other institutions have started a dialogue aimed at legality and young people. The prestigious vintage cars passed through the center of Capaci for the Trophy that commemorates the journalist Peppino Impastato, who fell in the name of his statements against cosa nostra.

Mario Passanante and Dario Moretti (Fiat 508 C of 1937) won at the end of an exciting challenge decided only on the last meters of the race, while Angelo Accardo, joined by Filippo Becchina, was second on the finish line. Francesco and Giuseppe Di Pietra, third ahead of Gianmario Fontanella and Annamaria Covelli in the 1939 Lancia Aprilia. Fifth place for the other drivers from Campobello di Mazara: Enzo Ciravolo and Francesco Messina.

The Championship duel won by Francesco and Giuseppe Di Pietra was also decided at the last meter. The crew preceded in the race standings Fontanella - Covelli, and they are now the new Italian Champions of Campionato Italiano Grandi Eventi and winners of the Serie ACI Storico, which is developed not only on the Targa, but also on the Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti and on the "Circuito Stradale del Mugello". Father and son bring the Italian title to Campobello di Mazara for the second time after 2018.  

- “A very difficult victory in the most selective race - said Passanante - Three mechanical failures delayed us, but we recovered incredibly. We are very grateful to our trainer Fabrizio Falanga who allowed us to win. A powerful joy for us "-.

- "The first leg was very difficult for us. It was as if Giuseppe had competed with another person, I was so out of focus - explained Francesco Di Pietra - a race that was worth a title, challenging with certainly strong opponents, determined to the last meter. We recovered positions with a lot of will and we won our second title in the Campionato Italiano Grandi Eventi"-.

- “The Targa Florio is confirmed as selective and difficult. Nothing is taken for granted until the end, especially if the opponents are the ones we have been confronted with during these days - said Accardo - The 'Campobello school' does not disappoint. Regularity is an exciting discipline and thanks to the communication work carried out by the Italian Federation, it is increasingly in the foreground "-.

Enzo Ciravolo and Francesco Messina win the “Trofeo dei 100 Passi”: another Sicilian crew from Campobello di Mazara in the Fiat 508 C of 1938.

Victory in Ferrari Tribute to Targa Florio 2022 for Fabio Vergamini and Anna Maria Fabrizi in the Ferrari 488 GTB of 2015. Second place for Mauro Ferrari and Maria Paola Saetti in the Ferrari Monza SP 2, ahead of the Ferrari Roma of Celestino and Oreste Sangiovanni.

Three days in which Sicily expressed all the affection for its race born in 1906, which led the crews and exclusive cars to discover many places on the island, many of which are inextricably related to car racing. The appreciation for the work of the Automobile Club d'Italia has come from many quarters, which with its support has guaranteed a solid future prospect for the race organized by AC Palermo.

Partner Istituzionali

  • Automobile Club Italia
  • ACI Storico
  • Ac Palermo
  • Regione Sicilia
  • Città di Palermo