Imola, April 18, 2018 – The first edition of the Motor Legend Festival will begin April 20 and end on Sunday the 22nd at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari di Imola. It is not only the first edition, but also a one-of-a-kind event in Italy, in which enthusiasts can show their passion for motorsports.
Motor Legend Festival is a collection of events ranging from motoring competitions to static exhibitions, from performances put on by great champions to debates about the characters and themes that have made the history of car and motorcycle racing what it is today.
Formula 1 will be represented by the San Marino Grand Prix, the first race of the FIA Masters Historic F1 Championship, in which thirty single-seater cars built between 1966 and 1985 will compete on the challenging asphalt of Santerno. In addition, there will be displays by Ferrari Corse Clienti, Ferrari XX Programs, Ferrari 312 B piloted by Jacky Ickx and Paolo Barilla, Tecno, Alfa Romeo and others.
Also, as part of the FIA Masters Historic, are races reserved for Turismo, Gran Turismo and sports cars. These are the cars that made history in their respective categories, from present day going back all the way to the ’60s including Audi R8 and Peugeot 908.
The Legendary Moments, on the other hand, will be non-competitive consisting of parades and laps around the track with the great champions behind the wheel or in the saddle of the vehicles that made them famous.
Martini Racing will celebrate 50 years with an exhibition of the most important vehicles from their collection, including: F.1 Brabham, Lotus, Williams and all of the Lancias. Tribute will be paid to Jim Clark, Ayrton Senna, Teodoro Zeccoli, Elio de Angelis, Ludovico Scarfiotti, along with the history of Tecno and Autodelta with shows dedicated to these two heroes of motorsports.
Endorsing the event are Riccardo Patrese, Arturo Merzario and Giacomo Agostini. Aside from Ickx and Barillo, there will be Pirro, Capello, Comas, Nanni Galli, Beretta, Gené, Jaussaud, Freddie Spencer, Phil Read, Johnny Cecotto, Carlos Lavado and many others in attendance.
There will be many discussions and debates. One of the biggest will be on Sunday, with Mauro Forghieri and Jacky Ickx who will talk about their collaborative relationship at Ferrari 45 years later.