Trofeo Luigi Fagioli

Details
Title:Trofeo Luigi Fagioli
Place:Gubbio
Tracklength:4150 metres
Elevation change:270 metres (6,5%)
Altitude finishline:770 metres
GPS coordinates:43° 21′ 29.8794″ – 12° 34′ 39.72″
Website:www.trofeofagioli.it
Fastest Time:3:07,28 (2 runs)
Average Speed:159,55 km/h

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Trofeo Luigi Fagioli – List of Winners
DateWinnerCarTimeFinal
1966Clemente RavettoFerrari2:36,70
1967“Gano”Porsche2:26,70
1968Edoardo LualdiFerrari2:12,00
1969ZuccoliAlfa Romeo2:37,90
1970AndrenacciAlfa Romeo2:25,90
1971Domenico ScolaChevron2:06,83
1972LaureatiChevron2:04,41
1973Domenico ScolaMarch2:06,40
1974“Gianfranco”Osella2:02,53
1975NardiniPorsche2:29,11
1976Gabriele CiutiOsella1:58,40
1977Gianni VareseOsella2:02,00
1978Gianni VareseOsella1:58,00
1979Gianni VareseOsella2:12,80
1980Gianni VareseOsella1:56,80
1981Angelo GilibertiOsella1:55,80
1982Ettore BoganiOsella1:55,90
1983Mario CalicetiOsella1:55,60
1984Patrizio CalellaLola1:54,36
1985Mario CalicetiOsella1:53,07
1986Adriano BoldriniRenault 54:50,20
1987Stanislao BielanskiOsella3:47,55
1988“Ricky”Osella3:40,51
1989 *Maurizio PinchettiLotus4:12,66
1990Mario CalicetiOsella3:46,16
1991Salvatore CuratoloOsella BMW3:46,65
1992Antonino RitaccaOsella3:45,44
1993Antonino IariaOsella BMW3:41,79
1994Antonino IariaOsella BMW3:41,69
1995Mauro NestiLucchini BMW3:42,86
1996Fabio DantiOsella BMW3:33,16
1997“Ricky”Osella BMW3:34,57
1998Franz TschagerLucchini BMW3:27,81
1999Pasquale IrlandoOsella BMW3:29,34
2000Pasquale IrlandoOsella BMW3:51,37
25-26/08/2001Simone FaggioliOsella PA20/S4:01,26Results
2002Simone FaggioliOsella PA20 BMW3:44,55
2003Fabrizio FattoriniOsella BMW3:39,31
2004Franco CinelliOsella PA20/S BMW3:34,14
20-21/08/2005Fabrizio PeroniLucchini Renault4:31,06Results
19-20/08/2006Simone FaggioliOsella PA21/S3:31,76Results
2007Rosario IaquintaLola T99/50 Zytek3:29,47
23-24/08/2008Simone FaggioliOsella PA273:17,60Results
22-23/08/2009Simone FaggioliOsella FA303:13,48Results
21-22/08/2010Simone FaggioliOsella FA303:15,30Results
20-21/08/2011Simone FaggioliOsella FA303:14,36Results
25-26/08/2012Simone FaggioliOsella FA303:16,33Results
24-25/08/2013Simone FaggioliOsella FA303:31,20Results
23-24/08/2014Simone FaggioliNorma M20 FC3:08,36Results
22-23/08/2015Simone FaggioliNorma M20 FC3:07,28Results
20-21/08/2016Domenico ScolaOsella FA303:10,97Results

* Historics only.

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Luigi Fagioli was an Italian racing driver. He was born in 1898 in Osimo in the Marche, but grew up in Gubbio. In the 1920’s he started motorracing and quickly showed his talents. He became a worksdriver for Maserati in 1930. At the time motorracing was a source for national pride. Especially the National Socialists in Germany took Grand Prix racing very serious. They gave huge subsidies to their two major autosport teams, Mercedes and Auto Union. It may come as no surprise that the Silver Arrows became the cars to beat in the remaining pre-war years. That Luigi Fagioli was chosen to be a driver for first Mercedes in 1934 and later Auto Union, is a testament to his huge talent. Among his victories are the Monaco Grand Prix, the Spanish Grand Prix, the German Grand Prix at AVUS and two Italian Grands Prix at Monza. After the war he made a comeback to racing. Already in his fifties when the World Championship started in 1950, he nevertheless acquired 5 podiums in 6 races, becoming 3rd overall in the final standings. In 1951 he drove only one championship Grand Prix, in France. Nevertheless he won that race, even though he had to share the car with Juan-Manuel Fangio. He is still the oldest driver to ever win a race in the World Championship. Luigi Fagioli died in 1952 in the aftermath of a crash in the support race of the Monaco Grand Prix. In 1966 the Trofeo Luigi Fagioli Hillclimb was started in his honour.
The start of the Hillclimb is just northeast of the town Gubbio in Umbria. It was an important Roman city, evidenced by the second largest Roman theatre still in existence. But even before that Gubbio was an important settlement. Already in 1444 a series of bronze tablets was discovered. These Iguvine Tablets were written in the Umbrian language and describe pre-Roman and early Roman religious practises. That makes them an unique archeological find.
Another important discovery was first made in the soils around Gubbio. Between the geological layers of the Cretaceous period and the Paleogene period, a small layer consisting of Iridium was found. This metal is very rare on earth but is more common in space, like in meteors. As the layer was also found on other places on earth, it gave rise to the idea that a large meteorite hit the earth some 65.5 million years ago. This event would have been responsible for the extincition of the Dinosaurus.

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