From 22 to 28 May 2022 the thirty-first edition of the
“HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT OF THE MOTOGIRO D’ITALIA”
An unprecedented 1700 km route divided into six stages. From the mountains of Abruzzo to the extreme tip of the peninsula, from the Adriatic to the Ionian Sea to the splendid Matera, a World Heritage Site
The 2022 edition of the Historical Reenactment of the Motogiro d’Italia is official, now in its thirty-first edition, will take place from 22 to 28 May. To announce the dates and the route is the president of the Moto Club Terni Libero Liberati- Paolo Pileri Massimo Mansueti who has always organized the event in collaboration with the Italian and International Motorcycle Federations.
Obviously everything is subject to possible restrictions due to the Covid pandemic, but as Mansueti points out “we are confident that in spring, thanks to the warm season and above all to the high number of vaccinated people all over the world, we will be able to return, as tradition, to the Motogiro d ‘Italia at the end of May, after the last two editions were held in the autumn”.
It will be that of 2022 – declares the president – “a truly exceptional Motogiro that will take place on an unprecedented route and which will start from Francavilla a Mare, the Adriatic town from which the first edition of the Regularity Motogiro set off in 1969, therefore still a historical reference for what is now considered the world’s most important “gran Fondo” of vintage motorcycles, and not only, given the consolidated participation of competitors from five continents”.
The approximately 1700 km long route will wind along the Adriatic coast until it reaches the most extreme part of the peninsula in Santa Maria di Leuca, to then go up north along the Ionian coast, the Calabrian-Lucanian and Abruzzo Apennines to return again to the coast, in Francavilla a Mare.
This is the program in detail. The competitors will meet on Sunday 22nd May in Francavilla a Mare (Chieti) for the preliminary operations, then on Monday the start of the first stage which will end in Vieste (Foggia) after 268 Km, from there the next day the event will reach Polignano a Mare ( Bari) after 286 km, the third stage will end after 286 km in Marina di Ugento (Lecce). At this point the caravan will return north with the fourth stage which will arrive in Matera, then the longest stage with its 310 km which will take the competitors to Campobasso and finally the final leap to Francavilla a Mare with 262 km where will end the 2022 edition of the Historical Reenactment of the Motogiro d’Italia.
The formula of the race is that of regularity with marked routes interspersed with time controls and timed special stages with set times. The competitors will be divided into five main categories, in addition to the traditional Historical Re-enactment which refers to the brands and engine sizes that carried out the competitive Motogiro held from 1953 to 1957, there will be: Vintage, Classic, Heritage and Motogiro.
As always, the organizers underline, particular attention will be paid to the logistics and hospitality of the competitors, in fact these will stay in luxury hotels and each day will end with a dinner where guests will be able to appreciate the best of local food and wine, as well as the route of each stage will not lack refreshments and convivials offered by the local administrations and the various associations of the area, a way to promote all the qualities and diversity of a unique area in the world.
The 55 people on the staff will always be attentive to responding to the needs of the participants.
Registrations, that include various formulas and therefore also different costs, will close without delay at the end of April; special discounts are reserved for groups and for those who register within the month of January.
All the info on the routes, entries and categories in the race are available on the website www.motogiroitalia.it