Coppa Ciano
1932

Coppa Ciano
31 July 1932
Montenero Circuit
Over 1100cc: 10 laps x 20.0 km = 200.0 km
Up to 1100cc: 8 laps x 20.0 km = 160.0 km

Italy

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Entries and results:
No.   Driver: Car: Model: Engine:   Entrant: Class: Position:
2 Secondo Corsi Maserati 26 1.5 S-8 Secondo Corsi 1100→ nc
4 Achille Varzi Bugatti T51 2.3 S-8 Achille Varzi 1100→ 04th
6 Silvio Rondina OM 665 2.2 S-6 Silvio Rondina 1100→ nc
8 Clemente Biondetti Maserati Speciale 2.5 S-8 Clemente Biondetti 1100→ dnf
10 Luigi Castelbarco Maserati 26M 2.5 S-8 Luigi Castelbarco 1100→ 10th
12 Eugenio Fontana Alfa Romeo Monza 2.3 S-8 Eugenio Fontana 1100→ dnf
14 Vittoria Orsini Maserati 26 1.5 S-8 Vittoria Orsini 1100→ dnf
16 Renato Balestrero Alfa Romeo Monza 2.3 S-8 Renato Balestrero 1100→ 09th
18 Carlo Gazzabini Alfa Romeo Monza 2.3 S-8 Carlo Gazzabini 1100→ dnf
20   Giovanni Salvati Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 1.8 S-6 Giovanni Salvati 1100→ dna
22 Renato Cappagli Bugatti T35B 2.3 S-8 Renato Cappagli 1100→ dna
24 Umberto Berti Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 1.8 S-6 Umberto Berti 1100→ dna
26 Giuseppe Campari Alfa Romeo Monza 2.3 S-8 S.A. Alfa Romeo 1100→ 03rd
28 Giovanni Minozzi Bugatti T35C 2.0 S-8 Giovanni Minozzi 1100→ dna
30 Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo Tipo B/P3 2.6 S-8 S.A. Alfa Romeo 1100→ 01st
32 Carlo Cazzaniga Bugatti T35B 2.3 S-8 Carlo Cazzaniga 1100→ dna
34 Piero Taruffi Alfa Romeo Monza 2.3 S-8 Scuderia Ferrari 1100→ 05th
36 Mario U. Borzacchini Alfa Romeo Tipo B/P3 2.6 S-8 S.A. Alfa Romeo 1100→ 02nd
38 Mario Tadini Alfa Romeo Monza 2.3 S-8 Mario Tadini 1100→ dna
40   Julio Villars Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 1.8 S-6 Equipe Villars 1100→ dna
42 Pietro Ghersi Alfa Romeo Monza 2.3 S-8 Scuderia Ferrari 1100→ 06th
44 Guido D'Ippolito Alfa Romeo Monza 2.3 S-8 Scuderia Ferrari 1100→ 08th
46 Antonio Brivio Alfa Romeo Monza 2.3 S-8 Scuderia Ferrari 1100→ 07th
48 Renato Danese Bugatti T35C 2.0 S-8 Renato Danese 1100→ dna
50 Luigi Premoli B.M.P. 3.0 S-8 Luigi Premoli 1100→ dnf
52 Ferdinando Barbieri Maserati 26 1.5 S-8 Ferdinando Barbieri 1100→ dna
60 Domenico Cerami Maserati 4CM 1100 1.1 S-4 Domenico Cerami →1100 01st
62   Luigi del Re Fiat-Lombard AL3 1.1 S-4 Luigi del Re →1100 04th
64 Francesco Matrullo Maserati 4CM 1100 1.1 S-4 Francesco Matrullo →1100 02nd
66   Savelli Talbot 700 Luigi Platè →1100 dna
68 Levi Salmson 1.1 Levi →1100 dna
70 Carlo Gazzabini Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 1.5 S-6 Carlo Gazzabini →1100 dna
72 Giulio Aymini Monaco Jap Giulio Aymini →1100 dna
74 Albino Pratesi Salmson 1.1   Albino Pratesi →1100 03rd
76 Luigi Platè Talbot 700 Luigi Platè →1100 dna
78   Cambi Salmson 1.1   Cambi →1100 dnf
80 Filippo Ardizzone Fiat 1.1 S-4 Filippo Ardizzone →1100 dna
82 Amedeo Ruggeri Maserati 26C 1.1 S-8 Officine A. Maserati →1100 dnf
84 Renato Cappagli Bugatti Renato Cappagli →1100 dna
Motor SportSeptember 1932
Nuvolari wins Coppa Ciano.

SO tortuous is the nature of the Circuit of Montenero, on which was held the race for the Coppa Ciano, that it was considered too dangerous to use a massed start, and the cars were accordingly sent off in threes, with a minute interval between each group.
Achille Varzi was the sole Bugatti representative against an opposition composed primarily of Alfa-Romeos, and for some time he worthily upheld the honour of the Molsheim manufacturer. Starting in the first group, Varzi held his lead well, and for some time the official Alfa-Romeo team (Campari was in the 3rd group, and Nuvolari and Borzacchini were in the 4th) did not gain at all on the 2.3-litre Bugatti.
Then it was seen that Nuvolari was gradually gaining on the French car, and soon afterwards he covered a record lap in 13 mins. 42 secs. Borzacchini was not far behind, however, and with Campari driving his usual steady race, the ultimate issue of the event was not difficult to guess.
The winding nature of the course began to tell on the drivers. Premoli (Maserati) overturned, injuring his shoulder. Finally, Varzi crossed the line first, not having been passed throughout the entire race, but as he had started three minutes before Nuvolari, victory went to the latter as he roared over the finishing line one minute later. Soon after came Borzacchini and Campari, who beat Varzi by the narrow margin of 20 secs.
A race for 1,100 c.c. was also held, and resulted in an easy win for Cerami (Maserati).
60,000 spectators witnessed the race, which was attended by the donor of the Coppa, Signor Ciano, Minister of Communications.
Rusults :
OVER 1,100 C.C.
1. Nuvolari (Alfa-Romeo 2,650 c.c.), 2 h. 20 min. 53 secs. (Average speed 54 m.p.h.).
2. Borzacchini (Alfa-Romeo 2.650 c.c.), 2 h. 18 min. 45 secs.
3. Campari (Alfa-Romeo 2,650 c.c.), 2 h. 20 min. 38 secs.
4. Varzi (Bugatti 2,300 c.c.).
5. Taruffi (Alfa-Romeo).
6. Ghersi (Alfa-Romeo).
7. Brivio (Alfa-Romeo).
8. d'Ippolito (Alfa-Romeo).
9. Balestrero (O .M.).
10. Castelbarco (Maserati).
UNDER 1,100 C.C.
1. Cerami (Maserati), 2 h. 4 min. 29 secs.
2. Matrullo (Salmson), 2 h. 10 min. 15 secs.
3. Ruggeri (Maserati), 2 h. 11 min . 33 secs.