Our magazine for next weekend’s inaugural COPPA FLORIO 12H Sicily is now available online. Across 56 pages, we delve into the event’s original 1905 to 1929 run, take an in-depth look at the Autodromo di Pergusa, and run-through the 19 other circuits to have hosted an official 24H SERIES event since 2006. All that and more this month.
It’s not hyperbole to say that 9-10-11 October is one of the most important in the history of the 24H SERIES powered by Hankook.
For the first time since 1981, the ‘Coppa Florio’ will be hosted at the Autodromo di Pergusa. One of the oldest endurance races on record – not just in its native Italy – the lineage of the Coppa Florio dates back as far as 1900, was first held officially in 1905, and, in its original guise was hosted up until and including 1929. We go into further detail on the race’s first run HERE, but bear in mind that the event was also revived, for the first time, as part of the European and World Sports Car Championships from 1975 to 1981. In its time, the Coppa Florio has witnessed victories from some of the automotive world’s most lauded manufacturers – Bugatti, Porsche, Alfa Romeo, Peugeot and Mercedes to seriously name just a few – as well as Grand Prix and sports car icons like Albert Divo, Jules Goux, André Boillot, and Jochen Mass. To be responsible for the rebirth of one of the toughest endurance races in motorsport’s pantheon is no easy task.
Still, if there’s one thing CREVENTIC has never shied away from, it’s a challenge. Indeed, on 9-10-11 October, the Autodromo di Pergusa, which itself has a colourful history dating back to 1951, becomes the 20th different circuit to host an official 24H SERIES event. A program that, since 2006, has taken CREVENTIC, its competitors and its supporters to three different continents and 13 countries to-date. You can be sure those numbers will continue to grow in 2021 and beyond.
As well as celebrating motorsport’s best and brightest in the past, round five of this year’s 24H SERIES is also about potential champions in the making. Following a dramatic, and history-making, Hankook 16H HOCKENHEIMRING (further details HERE and HERE), the inaugural COPPA FLORIO 12H Sicily could also prove a decisive event in this year’s 24H SERIES Europe. Indeed, series debutant Miklas Born, who will race at the Autodromo with Autorama Motorsport by Wolf-Power Racing, is currently the driver to beat in both the Junior Cup and the Overall TCE Drivers’ standings. Can he continue his impressive form in Italy?
Also sure to be on the home crowd’s radar is MP Racing. The Italian team made its series debut earlier this year at Monza and walked away with an impressive 4th place finish overall first time out. As we discuss with their long-time teammate Giorgio Sernagiotto HERE, don’t be too surprised to see the Gostner family at the front once again at their ‘home race’.
Just some of many stories we’re sure will emerge during the 20th edition of the Coppa Florio, an event more than 120 years in the making. We thank you, our fans, our supporters, our competitors, our marshalls, and everyone on the Autodromo di Pergusa management team, for helping to make this happen.
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