WinteRace 2024, Less Than A Month To Go

WinterRace, the Cortina Classic, is back, now in its eleventh edition from 7 to 9 March 2024.

As many as 70 crews will be at the start of the race, of which 50 driving historic cars built up to 1999 and 20 with examples built from 2000 onwards, included in the special Icon section, of particular sporting interest or points of reference in world automotive production.

Participants come from all over Europe and also from overseas: in particular from Belgium, Luxembourg, Monte Carlo, Holland, Switzerland and Mexico. The drivers will have to travel 420 kilometres, divided into two stages, on the Dolomite roads between Italy and Austria, testing themselves with around 60 timed tests.

The program

On Friday 8 March, after departing from Cortina d’Ampezzo, the historical caravan will cross the Alpe di Siusi facing alpine passes, such as the Pinei, the Nigra and the Costalunga which had never been included in the routes of the previous editions of the WinteRace. Other new features include the transit through Castelrotto, Siusi and Fiè allo Sciliar, the visit to the Prösels Castle, the presentation of the cars in Moena, shortly before the stop in Vigo di Fassa. The return to Cortina d’Ampezzo (the first car will arrive at 5pm) includes passing through Passo San Pellegrino, Falcade, Cencenighe, Caprile, Selva di Cadore and Passo Giau.

The second stage. On Saturday 9 March, pilots and navigators will face the Giau Pass in the opposite direction, to then pass Forcella Staulanza and Forcella Cibiana in order. In this stage the cars will parade in Pieve di Cadore from where they will subsequently reach the Passo di Sant’Antonio. After transiting through Padola, they will stop at Passo Monte Croce di Comelico then in Dobbiaco. The return will follow the road towards Lake Misurina, the subsequent Passo Tre Croci to cross the finish line, finally, again in Cortina.

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