Targa Florio Classica 2019, the myth of Floriopoli and Madonie lives again

12 October 2019 Classica

Great excitement on the streets, squares and among the people for the third day of the competition that retraces Florios’ heritage. The “Cursa” of Automobile Club Palermo and Automobile Club Italia, ACI Sport, ACI Storico hosted the face to face of the Italian Grandi Eventi Championship and Ferrari Tribute to Targa Florio 2019 Top Drivers. The grand finale will be on the Favorita’s Circuit.


The third leg of Targa Florio Classica was held today and the competitors concluded the Classic Regularity race, valid for the third appointment of the Italian Grandi Eventi Championship, on the streets of Madonie. 

Starting from the Museo Storico dei Motori e dei Meccanismi in the University complex, the drivers engaged the competition since from the very first “tube”, the one in Tribune di Cerda, among the legendary structures of Floriopoli and the streets of Caltavulturo, Polizzi Gerosa, Collesano and Campofelice di Roccella. Then the “roundabout” of Cefalù, with its UNESCO sites, and a lunch break at the Sea Palace, then Gibilmanna, Lascari and Gratteri, before going back to Palermo passing through Termini Imerese, along the sea shore to come back in Palermo in the evening. 

“Beautiful race with a nice rhythm, hard but pleasant” it’s the comment of the participants, even of the two top class drivers Mario Passanante and Giovanni Moceri, who openly challenged each other during the whole competition.  Passanante was satisfied with his race, while Moceri was slowed down in the morning from a breaking of the strap, then regained his pace in the afternoon with a good recovery. 

Tomorrow, Sunday 13th October, is the last day of the event with the historical re-enactment of the Favorita’s Circuit, a competition inside the competition, with dedicated standings, on the side of the race. The rankings of the Italian Grandi Eventi Championship and of Targa Florio Legend were closed today with the third leg. The competition on the Favorita’s Circuit will be on a 35 km track, with nine chronometric tests, two time-checks and one stamp-check, with a route developed among the Real townhouse of Favorita, the Palazzina Cinese and the finish line in Piazza Verdi in Palermo for the arrival and awarding ceremony under the majestic and elegant Teatro Massimo. 

Targa Florio Classica 2019 is supported by the Official Sponsors ACI Global Servizi, MAFRA, SARA, by the Official Timekeeper TAG Heuer, in addition to the Technical Partners Chin8Neri, Winner.

Partner Istituzionali

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