Overview Of The 2015 Mille Miglia

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.

MM Route 2015

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.

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4 Responses to Overview Of The 2015 Mille Miglia

  1. Hello Steve
    I was very interested to read your piece on the 2015 Mille Miglia, and I am looking for some advice.
    We and two other motor homing friends are touring Italy and Croatia at that time and intend to watch the rally.
    We have looked at a location near to the Passo Della Futa which would be handy for us, and while this part of the route is clearly shown on the 2014 route the 2015 route is different and it looks as thought the rally may bypass the Passo Dell Futa.
    It may be that the map is not accurate but it is the map the I downloaded from the Mille Miglia web page.
    However when I read some of the tour information of the classic car tour companies they advise that they will be taking their clients to this pass to spectate.
    So before booking a camp site I need to verify that the 2015 route will in fact be using the Passo Dell Futa, and I am hoping you could help me with this.
    I would be grateful for any advice
    Best regards
    Walter Meikle

    • Hi Walter,
      I was down in Newark, NJ on business yesterday. I will take a look into this matter and get back to you this weekend. You should have a good trip over to Italy.

      Steve

    • Hi Walter,
      As you noted the 2014 Mille Miglia went through Passo Della Futa and in fact the 2013 Mille Miglia went through Passo Della Futa as well. However after studying the published Route Map for the 2015 Mille Miglia, I do not believe that the Mille Miglia will pass through Passo Della Futa this year. I suspect that the tour companies may not have updated their information to account for the 2015 route.
      Steve McKelvie

  2. John Hammond says:

    Hi Walter , I been to the Mille Miglia 4 times in the last 16 years , and all though you should try to get to the start in Brescia, Siena was a special place to watch the cars close up , a great spectacle .
    John Hammond

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