October 24, 2022: Sun, engines, gas, street food and jazz music. The first edition of Italian Speed Festival came to its conclusion at the Misano World Circuit. Designed and curated by Canossa, this bedazzling weekend was conceived as a love letter to the Motor Valley and the history of Italian racing cars. The two days showcased a parade of Italian excellency, great cars, team spirit, refined lifestyle, and hospitality in perfect Romagna style. A unique experience with the passion for cars at the very center, against the backdrop of the iconic Misano circuit.
The much-anticipated finals of the 11th edition of the Alfa Revival Cup were celebrated with loud rounds of applause from the cheering fans. The Youngtimer Cup and Cavallino Classic Cup provided extra thrills, with many cars racing for the first prize. The Misano circuit, established in memory of Marco Simoncelli, opened its doors (or better, its 4.226 meters of tracks) to all car lovers for a “fun on track” racing experience of free laps, open to both classic and modern cars.
The festival, in an atmosphere of joy and shared passion, welcomed the blazing cars racing for the last stage of the Alfa Revival Cup, a race reserved to the cars of the “House of the Biscione” built before 1981.
The winners of the 11th edition were Renzo and Riccardo Raimondi of crew 5, with their Giulietta Spider Veloce. The runner-up was Emilio Petrone with his Giulia Sprint GT Veloce followed by the third-placed Marco Guerra and his Giulia Sprint GTA.
Sunday was also the racing day of crews partaking in the Youngtimer Cup, a special, fast- paced race for all the lovers of the Youngtimer phenomenon owning a car built between the 1980’s and the 2000’s. Arturo Pucciarelli and his Alfa Romeo 156 snatched the first prize. Max Morelli came in second with his BMW M3 E46, and Sergio Borsini followed with his Alfa Romeo 156.
The Cavallino Classic Cup too was held during the Festival, a special race open to Ferrari Challenge models from 348 to 458 EVO. Roberto and Samuele Sestini reached the very top of the podium with their Ferrari 458 Challenge, followed by Oliver Camelin and Augustin Sabatié-Garat and their Ferrari 360 Challenge.
Luigi Orlandini, President and CEO of Canossa released a comment after the successful wrapping up of the Festival: “this is a concept that we introduced in Italy for the first time. A festival of great racing, open to the audience and families, rich with free laps, street food, entertainment, and a welcoming place for everyone. We have planted a seed with this first edition, and we plan on seeing it grow and thrive. Soon you will know when the next appointment with Italian Speed Festival will be!”