The 2015 Mille Miglia is getting firmed up. The route and the regulations have been published and registration ends on January 9, 2015. In most ways the 2015 Mille Miglia is very similar to the 2014 running. The rally will extend over four days, May 14 to May 17, making the circuit from Brescia to Rome and back. The 2015 route is shown below.
Route Map Of 2015 Mille Miglia
In 2015 the overall route will be about 1,761 kilometers long broken down into four sectors. Along the route there will be 16 Time Controls (CO), 76 Regularity Stages (PC) (up from 74 in 2014), significantly fewer Passage Controls (CT) at 17 compared to 25 last year and a slight increase in Regularity Tests At An Imposed Average Speed with 8 compared to 6 in 2014. The Regularity Tests at an imposed average speed were re-introduced last year to provide a better opportunity for entrants from other countries were regularity rallies are more common to do well, but as the penalty points applied are only 1 penalty point per minute early or late, which is equivalent to a difference of 0.01 second on a Regularity Stage, these Regularity Tests At An Imposed Average Speed stages with a minute window should not be differentiators to the top competitors.
As last year, the total number of cars will be limited to 450. All cars must have been eligible for or have competed in the race version of the Mille Miglia between 1927 and 1957. There typically are many more entrants to the Mille Miglia than the 450 positions available and frankly just to be selected to take part in the Mille Miglia is quite an honor and accomplishment.
The Mille Miglia is a very challenging event. The schedule is quite demanding with very little down time. At the end of each day competitors will have little time to eat and get a few hours of sleep before getting back out on the road.
The Mille Miglia is one of those Bucket List events that for most of us will never get crossed off. Perhaps someday, a driver will be looking for a navigator and I’ll get a chance to take part in this spectacular rally.
For more information about the Mille Miglia you can check out their website at www.1000miglia.eu
I will be updating and expanding my navigation and timing notes about competing in the Mille Miglia in the next few weeks.
If you want to enter this event, then you had better act fast, because as I mentioned earlier, registration closes on January 9, 2015.