1928 was the year of Alfa Romeo’s first win at the Mille Miglia, and 2018 has been a record-breaking edition with 450 teams competing and three Alfa Romeo cars filling the coveted top three places, which the Italian manufacturer says is “confirmation of the brand’s unbreakable bond” with what has been dubbed ‘the most beautiful race in the world’.
Alfa Romeo was both the automotive sponsor and the winner of the top prizes on Viale Venezia in Brescia, with the Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 GS Testa Fissa crewed by Tonconogy-Ruffini winning this year’s event.
In second place, just eight points behind the victor, was the 6C 1500 Super Sport dating from 1928 with coachwork by Stabilimenti Farina, an official car from the FCA Heritage collection, which is normally on display at the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo.
The car carried the race number 30, also borne by its sister which won the first Alfa Romeo victory in the Mille Miglia with Giuseppe Campari and Giulio Ramponi in 1928. It was driven in the event by Giovanni Moceri, with navigator Daniele Bonetti.
Moceri is the current holder of the Italian Grandi Eventi ACI Sport Champion title and already has victories in Italy’s biggest historic competitions to his name, from the Mille Miglia to the Targa Florio and the Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti. Third place was taken by the Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 SS Zagato driven by Vesco-Guerini.
Other Alfa Romeo cars entered by FCA Heritage finished in creditable positions, and all concluded the 36th historic Mille Miglia by completing the traditional Brescia-Rome-Brescia course.