fot. party.pl leaving behind effective trails in three colors of the Italian flag began the official ceremony of the Millie Miglia 2018 start. Exactly at 2:30p.m., the first and oldest car drove down from a start ramp prepared specially for this occasion, lined with a red carpet.
Great motorization feast
Residents of Brescia have been waiting a long time for this moment. They came early to take the best places and enjoy the view of over 450 extraordinary cars. It was also the perfect moment to take a photo or ask the crew for an autograph. The start ceremony is a great motorization feast. A wonderful setting and the omnipresent atmosphere is not comparable to any other event. The Perlage Team’s Aston Martin DB2 drove down the start ramp at 3:47p.m.
This moment was the start of the great race. Just thirty kilometers outside Brescia, the participants were awaited by the first distances for regularity. One had to show a flawless sense, full focus and impeccable cooperation of the driver and pilot. The slightest error counted in thousandth of a second could quickly change the occupied position after the first distances. Interestingly, an almost ideally square ride time without a penalty did not guarantee a win, as a few contestants managed equally well.
Delay on the road
During the first stage, there were 324 kilometers and twenty-one distances for regularity. Ferrara had one control spot, where contestants had to drive at a proper time indicated by the organizer. An incomprehensible situation took place right at this spot. A well-known race driver Walter Röhrl, taking part in a Porsche 356 Carrera from 1956 just two numbers before Aston Martin, came to a stop in such a way that the ones after him could not approach within the indicated time. As a result, the Perlage Team crew received a minute of delay as penalty.
Even so, the day can be considered successful. A perfect drive without penalty on one calibration distance and great rides on others put the crew of Aston Martin DB2 on the 129th place after the first day. It’s a good starting point to go up in further stages.