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WINTER MARATHON
18-21 January 2018

WINTER MARATHON

SPONSORING

MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO – 18-21 JANUARY 2018. THE VERY RICH 2018 CALENDAR OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS FOR PERIOD COMPETITION-CARS, IN WHICH EBERHARD & CO. PLAYS A PROMINENT ROLE AS MAIN SPONSOR AND OFFICIAL TIMEKEEPER, WAS OPENED BY THE WINTER MARATHON, THE ULTIMATE WINTER REGULARITY EVENT FOR PERIOD CARS MANUFACTURED BEFORE 1968 AND RALLY CARS BUILT PRIOR TO 1976.

THIS YEAR’S EVENT WAS DEFINITELY AN EPIC, REQUIRING CONSTANT EFFORT AND STAMINA IN THE EXTREMELY COLD CONDITIONS, AND A NEW FORMAT WHICH STRETCHED THE COMPETITION OVER TWO DAYS. MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO WAS ONCE AGAIN THE FOCUS OF THE EVENTS, AS WELL AS THE BACKGROUND AGAINST WHICH THE MANY HIGHLIGHTS TOOK PLACE. WINNERS OF THIS 30TH EDITION WERE ALBERTO RIBOLDI AND PAOLO SABBADINI IN A 1933 FIAT S BALILLA 508 SPORT.

IN TOTAL, THE COMPETITORS COVERED 410 KM OVER SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROADS IN THE TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE, WITH 62 SPECIAL TESTS. SECOND AND THIRD WERE THE CREWS OF GUIDO BARCELLA AND OMBRETTA GHIDOTTI IN A 1963 PORSCHE 356 C COUPÉ (MEMBERS OF THE EBERHARD CLASSIC TEAM) AND ALBERTO ALIVERTI AND ALBERTO MAFFI IN A 1937 FIAT 508 C, WHO MADE THE PODIUM ONCE AGAIN AFTER LAST YEAR’S WIN. 102 CREWS ENTERED THE COMPETITION, 93 ARRIVED AT THE START LINE AND THERE WERE 82 FINISHERS.

THE EBERHARD TROPHY WAS HELD ONCE AGAIN ON MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO’S FROZEN LAKE, TO THE JOY OF THE SPECTATORS WHO HAD TURNED UP IN FORCE TO WATCH THE THRILLING SUDDEN-DEATH CHALLENGE EXCLUSIVELY RESERVED FOR THE TOP 32 CLASSIFIED FINISHERS IN THE MARATHON. THIS YEAR THE TROPHY WAS CLAIMED BY EZIO SALA AND GIANLUCA CIOFFI IN THEIR 1937 LANCIA APRILIA, WHO WERE AWARDED SPLENDID CHRONOGRAPHS FROM THE TAZIO NUVOLARI COLLECTION. THE CREWS OF ROVERSI AND BELLINI AND BELOMETTI -VAVASSORI CAME HOME IN SECOND AND THIRD PLACES RESPECTIVELY. FINALLY, IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT IN THE TEAM CHALLENGE, CLASSIC TEAM EBERHARD WERE AWARDED SECOND PLACE. THE AWARDS THEMSELVES WERE DISTRIBUTED ALONGSIDE THE EVENT ORGANISERS BY EBERHARD & CO.’S MANAGING DIRECTOR MARIO PESERICO AND SPECIAL GUEST AND BRAND AMBASSADOR MIKI BIASION, DOUBLE WORLD RALLY CHAMPION.