Targa Florio

Targa Florio Race, Sicily, May 10, 1931

Generally regarded as the most difficult and hazardous of all motor races, this event is run off over the Madonie Mountains in Sicily. The customary circuit is 67 miles in length, but landslides had wrecked sections of the road, and the cars were set to compete over a course 90 1/2 miles. Four laps comprised the race, which was won by Nuvolari on an Alfa-Romeo, averaging 40.29 m.p.h. over the dangerous mountain roads. Borzacchini another Alfa-Romeo finished second, 2 1/4 minutes behind the leader; Achille Varzi being third with a Bugatti. Only four cars finished.