Alfa Romeos set to star at Mille Miglia 2018

| 8 May 2018
Alfa Romeos set to star at Mille Miglia 2018

Alfa Romeo is celebrating the 90th anniversary of its maiden Mille Miglia win by hosting a special stage at this year's event.

That victory, the first of 11 for the marque in this epic race, came on 1 April 1928, with Giuseppe Campari and Giulio Ramponi in a 6C 1500 Super Sport.

Nine decades later, on 19 May – the final day of the 36th running of the Mille Miglia – crews will complete time trials on the track at the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Arese.

And arguably the stars will be the cars that usually live in the museum, but which are competing in this year's event: a 6C 1500 SS, a 6C 1750 GS, a 1900 SS and a 1900 Sport Spider.

Alfa Romeos set to star at Mille Miglia 2018
Alfa Romeos set to star at Mille Miglia 2018

If you'd like to get involved, fans and owners can be there on the day: on 19 May, museum entry tickets will include access to the outdoor area and the circuit, plus there will be a display of classics associated with the Mille Miglia, organised by the Italian Alfa Romeo Register.

Also in attendance will be Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team drivers Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc, bringing the marque's motorsport history bang up to date.

Can't make that date? Don't worry! Until December, visitors to the museum, which opened in 2015, will be able to enjoy an exhibition called “11 volte campione” (11 times champion), documenting the company's Mille Miglia history.

And what a history it is: not only did Alfa achieve 11 Mille Miglia wins, seven of these came in consecutive years between 1932 and 1938, a record which will now never be broken.

The Mille Miglia 2018 takes places from 16-19 May and will follow the traditional Brescia-Rome-Brescia route. More info is available on the official website.