At the end of June, the 34th edition of the Rally Stella Alpina took place in northern Italy. For three days, the participants rode the most beautiful scenic roads and exciting alpine passes. Curves over bends, beautiful nature and 99 special stages awaited the crews. The event is divided into two groups. On the one hand an event for historical vehicles, on the other hand modern Ferraris were allowed to participate, in homage to the “Cavallino”. The mixture of sport, passion, beautiful landscapes, hairpin bends, convivial moments and breathtaking views amid the beautiful scenery of the Dolomites can only be surpassed by the culinary delights of food and wine.
In 2018, the Stella Alpina was voted one of the five best rallies in the world at the Historic Award. Accordingly, the international interest increased and more and more participants registered from abroad this year.
Overall, the crews drove this year about 475 kilometers. The paths led above all over the most beautiful mountain passes in the Dolomites. Trento started with Cantine Ferrari, the winery of the famous Italian Vino Spumante. Then it was on the winding roads of Trentino towards Trento. The participants lined up in front of the majestic cathedral in the Piazza del Duomo in the heart of Trento and presented themselves to the public. Here the teams started and started their journey towards Borgo Valsugana and the spectacular Manghen Pass with its winding and very narrow streets. From here you had sensational views. After a short stop in Cavalese, we continued through the Val di Fassa towards Pozza di Fassa, where the teams were eagerly awaited for a welcome party with traditional music.
The next day, the teams awaited a spectacular journey across the most beautiful roads of the Dolomites, including seven alpine passes such as Costalunga, Nigra, Erbe, Valparola, Pordoi, Fedaia and San Pelegrino Pass. This stage was undoubtedly the hardest part of the Stella Alpina rally. Also on this day the arrival of the teams in Moena was celebrated properly. The square in the center of the city was filled with spectators and they applauded as the crews arrived with their automotive treasures.
On Sunday, the third stage started from Predazzo towards Val di Cembra. Here, too, the landscape is spectacular, even if the traces of the devastating floods of this year are still visible.
After 99 regularity races and 6 special stages, the winners were finally determined. Although the two first-placed competitions alternated on the stages, the team in the histroric classification team ended up with Alberto Alverti and Stefano Cadei in their Fiat 508C. In the modern Ferrari classification Lugi Frascino and Luca Olvieri went in the Ferrari 812 as the winner