“Victory by Giuliano Cané and Lucia Galliani along with third place achieved by Enzo Ciravolo and Maria Leitner are a marvellous example of teamwork,” Karl Baumer, Director of BMW Classic, said in a release.
“Both the blind understanding between the crews inside the cars and the cooperation with the mechanics along the way worked out perfectly. And for that I would like to say thank you to all those involved,” Baumer added.
The lineup of classic cars were brought to the race venue from Munich to Brescia not on the back of race transporters but on their own wheels. “It was the perfect dress rehearsal for the race,” continued Baumer.
The drivers were not bothered by the weather during their crossing of the Alps, as they were wearing weatherproof BMW Motorrad gear. During the Mille Miglia itself, the weather was also a bit tricky. From 27 degrees Celsius on the Adriatic to near-freezing in snow and fog on Monte Terminillo, the teams were fully challenged.
“But the trials and tribulations are quickly forgotten once all the participants – teams and cars – have made it safely across the finish line,” Karl Baumer concluded. “And our great result is the icing on the cake.”
To mark the anniversary of that historic event, BMW Classic has also recreated a model that had disappeared from sight for almost 60 years – the BMW 328 Kamm Coupé.