The first day of the 2015 1000 Millas Sport in Argentina was completed on our Thanksgiving Day here in the USA. This is a three-day rally covering about 1000 miles that is based on the Mille Miglia rally in Italy. There were about 140 to 150 cars start the rally, but for a variety of reasons it seems that only 122 cars were categorized as finishers.
The rally route goes through a very scenic area of Argentina, close to Chile border. The rally cars for this event are also very impressive. The scene below is a photo that the organizers provided in a news release. As can be seen in the photo below, the rally travels on some great roads.
Day One On The 1000 Millas Sport
The first day’s course covered about 500 kilometres in a circular route starting and finishing from rally’s base in Llao Llao. The route followed the route shown below in red in a counter-clockwise direction.
Day One Route Of The 2015 1000 Millas Sport Rally
The competitive cars are divided into a number of age based classes. These classes are as follows:
- Category C: vehicles produced until 31-12-1930
- Category D: vehicles produced between 1-1-1931 and 31-12-1945
- Category E: vehicles produced between 1-1-1946 and 31-12-1960
- Category F1: vehicles produced between 1-1-1961 and 31-12-1965
- Category F2: vehicles produced between 1-1-1966 and 31-12-1970
- Category G1: vehicles produced between 1-1-1971 and 31-12-1975
- Category G2 vehicles produced between 1-1-1976 and limit established by F.I.V.A.
I have shown the first page from the results of Day One below. The time penalties are based on errors measured in a 1/100 second, therefore the results are easily changeable from day to day.
The team of Scalise/Claramunt, who won the Mille Miglia in 2012, had a good day in their Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS and are currently in second place. I expect them to remain competitive throughout the 1000 Millas Sport rally.
I noted in a previous post that there was only one American in this rally. Milton Garcia is the navigator in Car #98, a 1969 Jaguar XKE. Milton and his driver had a challenging day and currently sit in 82nd position. Hopefully they can move up the field in the final two days.
For the complete results from Day One click on the following file name: Day 1 Results
For more information check out the event’s website: www.1000millas.com