Monthly Archives: June 2015

Classic Marathon day 7

The final loop from Brescia to Salo on lake Garda always looked as though it was going to be challenging and it lived up to expectations. A 30min run to the first timing point setup the next hour of frantic … Continue reading

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Classic Marathon day 6

The last full day started at the picturesque San Marino and headed north-west through some fantastic scenery. The roads as narrow as ever but getting progressively busier as we head north. There are less fiat 500s and more Audis and … Continue reading

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Classic Marathon day 5

What a great day! The longest at twelve hours but brilliant. A 06.00 rise and probably the best shower in Italy made for a fresh start. The little car performed well but was overwhelmed by a couple of steep climbs … Continue reading

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Classic Marathon day 5

A very long day of amazing contrasts! Leaving Salerno in bright sunlight we soon saw the ominous black clouds and could hear the rumble of thunder in the distance. Black looking clouds The first time control at Mont Taburno was … Continue reading

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Classic Marathon day 3

We have left Matera on another bright and hot day heading north and quickly the scenery changed from the arid olive groves to more verdant terrain with large cacti growing wild. Some spectacular hill top villages could be seen amongst … Continue reading

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Classic Marathon Day 2

With much anticipation and jugging of cars in a very tight ‘piazza’ we left Lecce in joint 6th place with high hopes for the coming week. Lecce start. Sadly a massive hitch on the first regularity put us in trouble. … Continue reading

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Classic Marathon Prologue

A scorching hot start to the day at over 30deg C saw a gentle run to the port and walled citadel of Otranto. This is the most southerly point on the whole event and indeed the most south I have … Continue reading

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