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GRAND PRIX DE DIEPPE

Dieppe (F), 24 July 1932.
4 hour race on ? km circuit


No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

Libre:
15Marcel LehouxM. LehauxBugattiT512.3S-8
16Jean GaupillatJ. GaupillatBugattiT512.3S-8
18Willy LonguevilleW. LonguevilleBugattiT35B2.3S-8DNA
19Louis ChironAutomobiles E. BugattiBugattiT512.3S-8
20Max FournyM. FournyBugattiT35C2.0S-8
21Guy BouriatAutomobiles E. BugattiBugattiT512.3S-8
22"Williams""Williams"BugattiT512.3S-8
23Raymond SommerR. SommerAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8DNA
24Goffredo ZehenderG. ZehenderAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
25Pierre Félix P. Félix Alfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8DNA
26Jean-Pierre WimilleJ-P. WimilleAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
27Jean de MaleplaneJ. de MaleplaneMaserati26M2.5S-8
28Prince NicholasPrince Nicholas de RoumaineSteyrDNA
2000cc:
1Earl HoweEarl HoweDelage15S81.5S-8
2"Mlle Helle-Nice""Mlle Helle-Nice"BugattiT35C2.0S-8
3Charles DruckC. DruckBugattiT35C2.0S-8
4Stanisłas CzaykowskiS. CzaykowskiBugattiT35C2.0S-8
5LeygonieMme MareuseBugattiT37A1.5S-4
6Jean DelormeJ. DelormeBugattiT35C2.0S-8
7Pierre BussienneP. BussienneBugattiT35C2.0S-8
8José ScaronJ. ScaronAmilcar
9"Antonio""Antonio"Maserati261.5S-8
10Jean EminenteJ. EminenteMaserati26S-8DNA
11"Ivernel""Ivernel"BugattiT35C2.0S-8
12DuvalDuvalBugattiT371.5S-4DNA


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Entries:
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Practice:
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Race:
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Pole Position
26
Wimille

Alfa Romeo

16
Gaupillat

Bugatti

20
Fourny

Bugatti

21
Bouriat

Bugatti

19
Chiron

Bugatti

15
Lehoux

Bugatti





24
Zehender

Alfa Romeo

22
"Williams"

Bugatti

27
de Maleplane

Maserati


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6
Delorme

Bugatti

Rest of 2000cc grid unknown

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Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/Status

1.19Louis ChironAutomobiles E. BugattiBugattiT512.3S-862501.89 km
2.22"Williams""Williams"BugattiT512.3S-859482.15 km
3.21Guy BouriatAutomobiles E. BugattiBugattiT512.3S-858470.04 km
4.4Stanisłas CzaykowskiS. CzaykowskiBugattiT35C2.0S-857465.92 km
5.1Earl HoweEarl HoweDelage15S81.5S-857459.33 km
6.7Pierre BussienneP. BussienneBugattiT35C2.0S-851415.62 km
7.9"Antonio""Antonio"Maserati261.5S-851410.61 km
8.6Jean DelormeJ. DelormeBugattiT35C2.0S-850408.67 km
9.11"Ivernel"/Robert GauthierIvernelBugattiT35C2.0S-850408.60 km
10.2"Mlle Helle-Nice"/Marcel Mongin"Mlle Helle-Nice"BugattiT35C2.0S-850407.46 km
DNF3Charles DruckC. DruckBugattiT35C2.0S-826suspension
DNF16Jean Gaupillat/Marcel LehouxJ. GaupillatBugattiT512.3S-826clutch
DNF24Goffredo ZehenderG. ZehenderAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-826mechanical
DNF27Jean de MaleplaneJ. de MaleplaneMaserati26M2.5S-8
DNF26Jean-Pierre WimilleJ-P. WimilleAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-810fire
DNF5LeygonieMme MareuseBugattiT37A1.5S-47
DNF20Max FournyM. FournyBugattiT35C2.0S-87
DNF8José ScaronJ. ScaronAmilcar7
DNF15Marcel LehouxM. LehauxBugattiT512.3S-80rear axle
Fastest lap: Chiron (Bugatti) in 3m46.0s = 128.95 km/h
Weather:
In retrospect:
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Footnote:
1. Grid (mirror image of Scheldon's) confirmed by picture evidence with thanks to Nick Shipp.






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I CIRCUIT DE VITESSE DE NICE

Nice (F), 31 July 1932.
laps x km = km


No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

Libre:
CaninCaninBugattiT35B2.3S-8
Stanisłas Czaykowski *S. CzaykowskiBugattiT512.3S-8
Paul MorandP. MorandBugattiT35B2.3S-8
Louis ChironL. ChironBugattiT512.3S-8
Raymond SommerR. SommerAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
René DreyfusR. DreyfusBugattiT512.3S-8
Goffredo ZehenderG. ZehenderAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
Benoît FalchettoB. FalchettoBugattiT35B2.3S-8
Luigi PremoliL. PremoliBMP-Maserati2.5S-8DNA
Guy MollG. MollBugattiT35C?2.3?S-8DNA
2000cc:
Louis TrintignantL. TrintignantBugattiT35C2.0S-8
Stanisłas Czaykowski *S. CzaykowskiBugattiT51C2.0S-8
Frederic ToselliF. ToselliBugattiT37A1.5S-4
Pierre VeyronP. VeyronMaserati261.5S-8
Pierre ReyP. ReyBugattiT35C2.0S-8
LeurquinLeurquinAmilcarCGS
MistralMistralBugattiT37A1.5S-4
MoulinMoulinBugattiT35C2.0S-8
Secondo CorsiS. CorsiMaserati261.5S-8DNA
Jean Eminente"Eminente"BugattiT35C2.0S-8DNS


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Entries:
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Practice:
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Heat 2:
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Pole Position

Moulin

Bugatti


Rey

Bugatti


Czaykowski

Bugatti


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Trintignant

Bugatti


Leurquin

Amilcar


Mistral

Bugatti


Toselli

Bugatti


Veyron

Maserati


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** Corsi DNS

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Results (Heat 2)

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/Status

1.Louis TrintignantL. TrintignantBugattiT35C2.3S-81021m27.2s =
2.Stanisłas CzaykowskiS. CzaykowskiBugattiT51C2.0S-81021m45.0s
3.Frederic ToselliF. ToselliBugattiT37A1.5S-41022m28.0s
4.Pierre VeyronP. VeyronMaserati261.5S-81023m04.0s
5.Pierre ReyP. ReyBugattiT35C2.0S-81023m14.0s
6.LeurquinLeurquinAmilcarCGS1023m31.0s
7.MistralMistralBugattiT37A1.5S-49
DNFMoulinMoulinBugattiT35C2.0S-8

Fastest lap: Trintignant (Bugatti) in 2m07.0s = 91.53 km/h
Weather: .


Heat 3:
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Pole Position

Morand

Bugatti


Canin

Bugatti


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Dreyfus

Bugatti


Zehender

Alfa Romeo


Falchetto

Bugatti


Czaykowski

Bugatti


Sommer

Alfa Romeo


Chiron

Bugatti










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  * Moll DNA
** Premoli DNA

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Results (Heat 3)

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/Status

1.René DreyfusR. DreyfusBugattiT512.3S-81530m41.2s =
2.Louis ChironL. ChironBugattiT512.3S-81530m42.0s
3.Benoît FalchettoB. FalchettoBugattiT35B2.3S-81531m14.0s
4.Goffredo ZehenderG. ZehenderAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-81531m15.0s
5.Raymond SommerR. SommerAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-81531m16.0s
DNFStanisłas CzaykowskiS. CzaykowskiBugattiT512.3S-8
DNFCaninCaninBugattiT35B2.3S-8
DNFPaul MorandP. MorandBugattiT35B2.3S-8

Fastest lap: Chiron (Bugatti) in 2m00s = 96.87 km/h
Weather: .


Race:
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Pole Position

Zehender

Alfa Romeo


Falchetto

Bugatti


Sommer

Alfa Romeo


Chiron

Bugatti


Dreyfus

Bugatti


Trintignant

Bugatti

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Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/Status

1.Louis ChironL. ChironBugattiT512.3S-81530m19.6s = 95.81 km/h
2.Raymond SommerR. SommerAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-81530m23.0s
3.René DreyfusR. DreyfusBugattiT512.3S-81530m29.0s
4.Goffredo ZehenderG. ZehenderAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-81531m14.0s
5.Louis TrintignantL. TrintignantBugattiT35C2.3S-814
DNFBenoît FalchettoB. FalchettoBugattiT35B2.3S-8accelerator
Fastest lap: Dreyfus (Bugatti) & Sommer (Alfa Romeo) in 1m58.0s = 98.51 km/h
Weather:
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VI COPPA CIANO

Montenero - Livorno (I), 31 July 1932.
Over 1100cc: 10 laps x 20.0 km (12.4 mi) = 200.0 km (124.3 mi)
Below 1100cc: 8 laps x 20.0 km (12.4 mi) = 160.0 km (99.4 mi)


No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

Class over 1100 cc:
2Secondo CorsiS. CorsiMaserati261.5S-8
4Achille VarziA. VarziBugattiT512.3S-8
6Silvio RondinaS. RondinaOM6652.2S-6
8Clemente BiondettiC. BiondettiMaseratiSpeciale2.5S-8
10Luigi CastelbarcoL. CastelbarcoMaserati26M2.5S-8
12Eugenio FontanaE. FontanaAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
14Vittoria OrsiniSignora V. OrsiniMaserati261.5S-8
16Renato BalestreroR. BalestreroAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
18Carlo Gazzabini *C. GazzabiniAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
20Giovanni SalvatiG.SalvatiAlfa Romeo6C 17501.8S-6DNA did not appear
22Renato CappagliR. CappagliBugattiT35B2.3S-8DNA did not appear
24Umberto BertiU. BertiAlfa Romeo6C 17501.8S-6DNA did not appear
26Giuseppe CampariS.A. Alfa RomeoAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
28Giovanni MinozziG. MinozziBugattiT35C2.0S-8DNA did not appear
30Tazio NuvolariS.A. Alfa RomeoAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.6S-8
32Carlo CazzanigaC. CazzanigaBugattiT35B2.3S-8DNA did not appear
34Piero TaruffiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
36Mario U. BorzacchiniS.A. Alfa RomeoAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.6S-8
38Mario TadiniM. TadiniAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8DNA did not appear
40Julio VillarsEquipe VillarsAlfa Romeo6C 17501.8S-6DNA did not appear
42Pietro GhersiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
44Guido D'IppolitoScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
46Antonio BrivioScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
48Renato DaneseR. DaneseBugattiT35C2.0S-8DNA did not appear
50Luigi PremoliL. PremoliB.M.P.3.0S-8
52Ferdinando BarbieriF. BarbieriMaserati 261.5S-8DNA did not appear
Class up to 1100 cc
60Domenico CeramiD. CeramiMaserati4CM 11001.1S-4
62Luigi del ReL. del ReFiat-LombardAL31.1S-4
64Francesco MatrulloF. MatrulloMaserati4CM 11001.1S-4
66SavelliL. PlatèTalbot700DNA did not appear
68LeviLeviSalmson1.1DNA did not appear
70Carlo Gazzabini *C. GazzabiniAlfa Romeo6C 15001.5S-6DNA did not appear
72Giulio AyminiG. AyminiMonacoJapDNA did not appear
74Albino PratesiA. PratesiSalmson1.1
76Luigi PlatèL. PlatèTalbot700DNA did not appear
78CambiCambiSalmson1.1
80Filippo ArdizzoneF. ArdizzoneFiat1.1S-4DNA did not appear
82Amedeo RuggeriOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati26C1.1S-8
84Renato CappagliR. CappagliBugattiDNA did not appear


Nuvolari wins the Coppa Ciano
by Hans Etzrodt
The end of the international motor sport week at Livorno consisted of the 200 km race for the Coppa Ciano. The Swiss driver Villars was the only foreign entry in this otherwise national race in which the presence of the Alfa Romeo works team contributed extra importance. The only serious competition to Nuvolari, Borzacchini and Campari in works Alfa Romeos came from their countryman Varzi in his red Bugatti. The remaining entries played only a statistical role and consisted of eight Alfa Romeos, four Maseratis, two specials, one OM and one Bugatti. Nuvolari won in new record time, followed by his two teammates, then Varzi who had to be content with fourth place ahead of four Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Monzas. Two independent entries were the last finishers. From the 17 starters only 10 cars reached the finish in time. The remaining cars retired, except for Biondetti who crashed his MB-Speciale and was lucky to survive. Six cycle cars raced concurrently with the grand prix cars in a separate class up to 1100 cc. Principe Cerami won this 160 km race ahead of Matrullo, both in Maseratis, followed by Pratesi and del Re, who were the only other finishers.
The Montenero circuit races near Livorno (called Leghorn in English) had been held since 1921. From 1922 onwards a 22.5 km circuit was used, which in 1931 was shortened to 20 km and routed from Ardenza Mare - Montenero - Savolano - Castellaggio - and back to Ardenza Mare. The 1932 event was the 12th time that the race was held on the Circuito del Montenero and the organizer named it misleadingly the 12th Coppa Ciano but in reality, 1932 was the 6th Coppa Ciano. The Coppa or trophy was donated by Italian Navy hero Costanzo Ciano for a 1927 Montenero sports car race, which was named after the trophy. The Coppa Ciano name was applied for the second time to the 1928 Montenero sports car race. As of 1929, when the sports car race was dropped from the program, the Coppa Ciano name was assigned to the racecar event for the first time. The races were held annually and 1932 was the sixth running of the Coppa Ciano and the twelfth race on the Montenero circuit.
      The Coppa Ciano race took place on the same day of the first Nice Grand Prix in France. The Italian event on the Montenero Circuit was considered the more important of the two because of its long tradition plus works entries from Alfa Romeo and results counting for the Italian Championship. The 20 km circuit had to be lapped ten times by the cars over 1100 cc and the smaller cars up to 1100 cc had to cover only eight laps.
Entries:
The class over 1100 cc received 26 entries of which the main contenders came from S.A. Alfa Romeo with two 2.6-liter monoposti for Tazio Nuvolari and Mario Umberto Borzacchini plus a 2.3-liter Monza for Giuseppe Campari. The strongest rival to this formidable team was last year's winner Achille Varzi in his red 2.3-liter Bugatti. Four additional independent Bugatti entries were received from Cappagli, Giovanni Minozzi, Carlo Cazzaniga and Renato Danese. The Scuderia Ferrari sent four 2.3-liter Alfa Romeo Monzas for Piero Taruffi, Pietro Ghersi, Guido D'Ippolito and Conte Antonio Brivio. Another seven independent Alfa Romeos were entered by Eugenio Fontana, Renato Balestrero, Carlo Gazzabini and Mario Tadini in 2.3-liter Monzas, also Giovanni Salvati, Umberto Berti and Julio Villars in 6C 1750s. Maserati was represented by four independent entries by Secondo Corsi, Conte Luigi Castelbarco, Signora Vittoria Orsini and Ferdinando Barbieri. Clemente Biondetti brought his MB Speciale and Conte Luigi Premoli his PBM, both hybrids of Bugatti and Maserati origin.
      The up to 1100 cc cycle car class comprised 13 entries which are listed at the beginning of this report. All cars were from independents except Amedeo Ruggeri's Maserati, which was the only factory car. Luigi Platè entered two of the odd Talbot "700-s" that were first raced in 1931. The 1500cc 8-cylinder engines were altered to comply with 1100 cc engine size by having two of their pistons removed.
Practice:
Some of the Thursday practice times were published: Nuvolari in 15m8.4s, Borzacchini in 13m56.2s and Campari in 14m24.6s. On Friday Varzi was registered at 13m57.8s, Taruffi 14m58.4s, Ghersi 14m57.2s, D'Ippolito 16m15.6s and Fontana in 16m43.2s. In the small car class Prince Cerami's best time was 16m2.4s while Matrullo was stopped at 17m38.2s. The practice times had no influence on the starting positions since the starting grid was based upon the race numbers, which were drawn by lots.
Race:
A crowd of 60 000 spectators witnessed the race, which was attended by the donor of the Cup, Signor Ciano, Minister of Communications, Vincenzo Florio and other luminaries. Some drivers withdrew, which were Salvati (Alfa Romeo), Cappagli (Bugatti), Minozzi (Bugatti), Cazzaniga (Bugatti), Tadini (Alfa Romeo), Villars (Alfa Romeo) and Danese (Bugatti). Additionally, Gazzabini and Barbieri also did not appear at the start, which reduced the field to 17 cars. The twisting and hilly Montenero Circuit was considered too dangerous for a massed start. Consequently the cars were sent off three at a time with a minute interval to the next row, so that the entire starting procedure lasted just over five minutes, starting at 3:30 PM for the first three. The official Alfa Romeo team cars were in the fourth and fifth groups leaving the start. The small car class followed after a one minute delay after the last of the large cars. Only six cars of the class up to 1100 cc started because Savelli (Talbot), Levi (Salmson), Aymini (Monaco), Platè (Talbot), Ardizzone (Fiat), Gazzabini (Alfa Romeo) and Cappagli (Bugatti) had withdrawn.
Pole Position
6
Rondina

OM

4
Varzi

Bugatti

2
Corsi

Maserati

12
Fontana

Alfa Romeo

10
Castelbarco

Maserati

8
Biondetti

MB Special

18
Gazzabini

Alfa Romeo

16
Balestrero

Alfa Romeo

14
Orsini

Maserati

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26
Campari

Alfa Romeo

36
Borzacchini

Alfa Romeo

34
Taruffi

Alfa Romeo

30
Nuvolari

Alfa Romeo

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64
Matrullo

Maserati

62
del Re

Fiat-Lombard

60
Cerami

Maserati

82
Barbieri

Maserati

78
Cambi

Salmson

74
Pratesi

Salmson

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The first driver to complete lap one was Varzi in 14m08s, then came Biondetti over two minutes later, but he stopped at his pit to change spark plugs in 1m30s, then joined the race again. Corsi arrived next in third place almost three minutes behind Varzi, then Campari, Ghersi, Rondina and Brivio. When Nuvolari passed the finish line after 13m52s, there was great applause. He was followed by Balestrero, Borzacchini, Fontana, Castelbarco, Taruffi, Orsini and D'Ippolito. Gazzabini and Premoli's arrival was not mentioned in the reports. Since the cars had started at different times, their positions on the track were different from their actual race order, which was as follows:
1.Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo)13m52s
2.Varzi (Bugatti)14m08s
3.Borzacchini (Alfa Romeo)14m05s
4.Campari (Alfa Romeo)14m22s
5.Taruffi (Alfa Romeo)14m26s
6.Ghersi (Bugatti)14m42s
7.Brivio (Alfa Romeo)14m50s
8.D'Ippolito (Alfa Romeo)14m57s
9.Castelbarco (Maserati)no time
10.Biondetti (MB-Speciale)15m08s
11.Balestrero (Alfa Romeo)16m00s
12.Corsi (Maserati)16m51s
13.Fontana (Alfa Romeo)17m07s
14.Rondina (OM)17m45s
15.Signora Orsini (Maserati)17m56s
On the first lap Premoli had a bad crash at the descent towards Calafuria where his 2.8-liter BMP hit a stone road marker, lost a rear wheel, spun, overturned and fell into a small ravine. He injured his shoulder and suffered other severe injuries. The unfortunate bleeding Premoli was put in an ambulance and taken to the Rosignano Solvay hospital, where his condition was not considered life-threatening. Giovanni Lurani wrote, "Gigi Premoli with his special car had the most frightening accident, knocking his head so seriously that he had to remain out of action for over a year." In the 1100 cc class Cerami (Maserati) was first in 15m57s, followed by Matrullo (Maserati) 16m15s, Pratesi (Salmson) 16m52s, Ruggeri (Maserati) 17m04s and Del Re (Fiat) 17m50s.

Varzi completed the second lap in 14m01s, Nuvolari in 13m55s. However Borzacchini established a new record lap in 13m46.2s at an average speed of 87.146 km/h, which enabled him to overtake Varzi. Signora Orsini retired due to sickness. The positions at the end of lap two were:
1.Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo)27m47s
2.Borzacchini (Alfa Romeo)27m52s
3.Varzi (Bugatti)28m09s
4.Campari (Alfa Romeo)28m28s
5.Taruffi (Alfa Romeo)28m45s
6.Ghersi (Bugatti)29m18s
7.Brivio (Alfa Romeo)29m25s
8.D'Ippolito (Alfa Romeo)29m51s
9.Castelbarco (Maserati)31m24s
10.Biondetti (MB-Speciale)31m58s
In the small car class the battle between Matrullo and Cerami continued. Cerami (Maserati) remained first in 32m04s, followed by Matrullo (Maserati) 32m29s, Pratesi (Salmson) 33m34s and Ruggeri (Maserati) 33m56s.

On the third lap Nuvolari established a new record lap of 13m42.2s at an average speed of 87.570 km/h, which improved upon last year's record of 14m00.6s at 85.652 km/h, made by Varzi in his Bugatti. Borzacchini followed not far behind and Campari drove his usual steady race. Gazzabini was a slow driver, so it is not surprising that he was not mentioned in the reports. The order after three laps was:
1.Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo)41m29s
2.Borzacchini (Alfa Romeo)41m37s
3.Varzi (Bugatti)42m06s
4.Campari (Alfa Romeo)42m30s
5.Taruffi (Alfa Romeo)42m46s
6.Ghersi (Bugatti)43m55s
7.Brivio (Alfa Romeo)43m59s
8.D'Ippolito (Alfa Romeo)44m30s
9.Biondetti (MB-Speciale)47m10s
10.Balestrero (Alfa Romeo)47m37s
11.Castelbarco (Maserati)47m39s
12.Corsi (Maserati)50m32s
13.Rondina (OM)52m00s
14.Fontana (Alfa Romeo)52m49s
In the 1100 cc class Cerami (Maserati) 47m58s was still in the lead, followed by Matrullo (Maserati) 48m43s and Del Re (Fiat) 53m25s. Cambi's Salmson retired with a broken oil pipe.

After four laps the Nuvolari-Varzi duel had changed to one between Nuvolari and Borzacchini. "Nivola" completed another lap in 13m45s, which was equaled by Borzacchini. Varzi still held third place but was no match to the Alfa monoposti. Taruffi was still matching the pace of Campari. The standings were:
1.Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo)55m14s
2.Borzacchini (Alfa Romeo)55m22s
3.Varzi (Bugatti)56m03s
4.Campari (Alfa Romeo)56m33s
5.Taruffi (Alfa Romeo)56m52s
In the small car class Cerami (Maserati) remained first with 1h04m, followed by Matrullo (Maserati) 1h05m, Pratesi (Salmson) 1h06m50s, Del Re (Fiat) 1h11m31s and Ruggeri (Maserati) 1h16m46s.

On lap five Nuvolari was still leading Borzacchini but only by nine seconds, then came Varzi in third place but already over one minute behind Nivola, followed by Campari, Taruffi, Ghersi, Brivio and D'Ippolito. Perhaps the highlight of this race was the battle between Ghersi and Brivio for 6th and 7th places. After the first lap Ghersi was eight seconds ahead, but Brivio reduced this consistently to seven seconds on lap two, four seconds a lap later and after five laps they were only two seconds apart. The order after five laps was:
1.Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo)1h08m59s
2.Borzacchini (Alfa Romeo)1h09m08s
3.Varzi (Bugatti)1h10m00s
4.Campari (Alfa Romeo)1h10m36s
5.Taruffi (Alfa Romeo)1h11m04s
6.Ghersi (Bugatti)1h12m55s
7.Brivio (Alfa Romeo)1h12m57s
8.D'Ippolito (Alfa Romeo)1h14m00s
9.Biondetti (MB-Speciale)1h18m00s
10.Balestrero (Alfa Romeo)1h18m42s
11.Castelbarco (Maserati)1h19m58s
12.Corsi (Maserati)1h23m57s
13.Rondina (OM)1h25m25s
14.Fontana (Alfa Romeo)1h23m25s
In the small car classification Cerami (Maserati) led in 1h19m59s, followed by Matrullo (Maserati) 1h21m05s, Pratesi (Salmson) 1h23m26s, Del Re (Fiat) 1h29m40s and Ruggeri retired his Maserati.

After six laps Nuvolari's advantage stayed at nine seconds, while the gap between Varzi and Campari lessened. Finally, after more than 100 kilometers of racing Brivio fell back a little, but was still only nine seconds behind Ghersi. Fontana retired due to mechanical troubles.
1.Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo)1h22m46s
2.Borzacchini (Alfa Romeo)1h22m55s
3.Varzi (Bugatti)1h24m05s
4.Campari (Alfa Romeo)1h24m33s
5.Taruffi (Alfa Romeo)1h25m07s
6.Ghersi (Bugatti)1h27m10s
7.Brivio (Alfa Romeo)1h27m19s
8.D'Ippolito (Alfa Romeo)1h28m36s
9.Biondetti (MB-Speciale)1h33m08s
10.Balestrero (Alfa Romeo)1h34m25s
11.Castelbarco (Maserati)1h35m48s
12.Corsi (Maserati)1h40m52s
13.Rondina (OM)1h42m07s
The order in the 1100 cc car class was Cerami (Maserati) 1h35m58s, Matrullo (Maserati) 1h37m26s, Pratesi (Salmson) 1h40m04s and in fourth place Del Re (Fiat) in 1h48m07s.

On lap seven Borzacchini slowed down a bit and so did Nuvolari. The gap which had been a scant nine seconds increased marginally to 13, so Borzacchini was hardly out of contention. Biondetti, who was expected to have a good race, was once more unlucky, as he broke a wheel-hub of his Bugatti and retired.
1.Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo)1h36m40s
2.Borzacchini (Alfa Romeo)1h36m53s
3.Varzi (Bugatti)1h38m11s
4.Campari (Alfa Romeo)1h38m36s
5.Taruffi (Alfa Romeo)1h39m18s
6.Ghersi (Bugatti)1h41m37s
7.Brivio (Alfa Romeo)1h41m47s
8.D'Ippolito (Alfa Romeo)1h43m25s
9.Balestrero (Alfa Romeo)1h49m58s
10.Castelbarco (Maserati)1h52m17s
11.Corsi (Maserati)1h57m40s
12.Rondina (OM)2h03m51s
Cerami (Maserati) led the 1100 cc class in 1h52m08s, pursued by Matrullo (Maserati) 1h53m48s, Pratesi (Salmson) 1h56m04s and Del Re (Fiat) in 2h06m08s.

On lap eight Varzi drove a lap in 13m57s, maintaining his advantage over Campari. Borzacchini drove a slightly faster lap than Nuvolari. At the same time Brivio cut into Ghersi's lead by three seconds and was now only seven seconds behind. The order remained the same.
1.Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo)1h50m42s
2.Borzacchini (Alfa Romeo)1h50m54s
3.Varzi (Bugatti)1h52m08s
4.Campari (Alfa Romeo)1h52m36s
5.Taruffi (Alfa Romeo)1h53m42s
6.Ghersi (Bugatti)1h56m14s
7.Brivio (Alfa Romeo)1h56m21s
8.D'Ippolito (Alfa Romeo)1h58m14s
9.Balestrero (Alfa Romeo)2h05m22s
10.Castelbarco (Maserati)2h08m15s
11.Corsi (Maserati)2h17m07s
12.Rondina (OM)2h20m21s
The eighth lap concluded the dull race of the 1100 cc class without any changes in a boring procession. Cerami was victorious, ahead of Matrullo, Pratesi and Del Re.

On lap nine the order was still Nuvolari, Borzacchini, Varzi, Campari, Taruffi, Ghersi, Brivio and D'Ippolito. Nuvolari increased his advantage to 26 seconds from Borzacchini, who was 1m43s ahead of the steadily driving Varzi in third place. The opinion of the press was that Campari was attacking Varzi. But on lap nine Varzi had actually started to slow down, losing precious seconds from the advantage he had kept over Campari. This enabled the regularly driving Campari, who kept his lap times just around the 14 minutes mark, to come closer to Varzi. Ghersi was now only three seconds ahead of Brivio. These minor changes brought a little excitement near the end of an otherwise lackluster race.
1.Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo)2h04m16s
2.Borzacchini (Alfa Romeo)2h04m42s
3.Varzi (Bugatti)2h06m25s
4.Campari (Alfa Romeo)2h06m37s

At the end of the tenth lap Nuvolari became the celebrated victor with Borzacchini in second place, followed by Campari. The opinion had persisted that Campari was attacking Varzi, while in fact Varzi had slowed down even more on lap ten, which enabled Campari to advance to third place on the very last lap. Varzi in fact crossed the line first, not having been passed on the road throughout the entire race, but since he had started three minutes before Nuvolari, victory went to the latter as he roared over the finishing line about one minute later. Taruffi, fastest of the Scuderia Ferrari drivers, was happy with his performance in fifth place ahead of teammates Ghersi, Brivio and D'Ippolito.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/Status

1.30Tazio NuvolariS.A. Alfa RomeoAlfa RomeoB/P32.6 S-8102h18m19.4s
2.36Mario U. BorzacchiniS.A. Alfa RomeoAlfa RomeoB/P32.6 S-8102h18m45.0s
3.26Giuseppe CampariS.A. Alfa RomeoAlfa RomeoMonza2.3 S-8102h20m38.0s
4.4Achille VarziA. VarziBugattiT512.3S-8102h20m52.0s
5.34Piero TaruffiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8102h24m30.0s
6.42Pietro GhersiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8102h24m55.0s
7.46Antonio BrivioScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8102h24m56.0s
8.44Guido D'IppolitoScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8102h27m44.0s
9.16Renato BalestreroR. BalestreroAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8102h38m57.0s
10.10Luigi CastelbarcoL. CastelbarcoMaserati26M2.5S-8102h39m45.0s
DNC6Silvio RondinaS. RondinaOM6652.2S-69flagged off
DNC2Secondo CorsiS. CorsiMaserati261.5S-89flagged off
DNF8Clemente BiondettiC. BiondettiMB-Speciale2.5S-87broken wheel hub
DNF12Eugenio FontanaE. FontanaAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-86
DNF14Vittoria OrsiniV. OrsiniMaserati261.5S-83
DNF50Luigi PremoliL. PremoliPBM3.0S-81crash, overturned
DNF18Carlo GazzabiniC. GazzabiniAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8?
Fastest lap: Tazio Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo) on lap 3 in 13m42.2s = 87.6 km/h (54.4 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 86.8 km/h (53.9 mph)
Weather: sunny and hot

Pos.No.$$DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/Status

1.60Domenico CeramiD. CeramiMaserati4CM 11001.1 S-482h08m29s
2.64Francesco MatrulloF. MatrulloMaserati4CM 11001.1 S-482h10m01s
3.74Albino PratesiA. PratesiSalmson1.182h13m33s
4.62Luigi del ReL. del ReFiat-LombardAL31.1S-482h24m24s
DNF82Amedeo RuggeriOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati26C1.1S-85
DNF78CambiCambiSalmson1.13oil pipe
Fastest lap: Domenico Cerami (Maserati) on lap 3 in 15m53.8s = 75.5 km/h (46.9 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 74.7 km/h (46.4 mph)
Weather: sunny and hot


Footnote:
1. Compiling the starting grid:
The first three rows and fifth row are correct with the help of three photographs.
Four drivers, two each in row 4 and 6 could not be placed at their proper grid position.
After lengthy investigation the following is a likely scenario but cannot be proven correct.
Row 4 might have included #42 Ghersi and #46 Brivio (both likely in the same row).
Row 6 might have consisted of #44 D'Ippolito and #50 Premoli.

Primary sources researched for this article:
Auto Italiana
AUTOMOBIL-REVUE, Bern
AZ - Motorwelt, Brno
CORRIERE DEL TIRRENO
IL LATORIALE
IL TELEGRAFO
Manifesto by the Royal AC of Italy & Moto Club Livorno
Motor Sport, London

Special thanks to:
Alessandro Silva, Biblioteca Labronica 'F.D. Guerrazzi', Dott.ssa Alessandra Stoppa, John Humphries




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