Alfa Romeo welcomes the Gumball 3000 to Balocco
The Balocco Proving Ground welcomed the Gumball 3000 during Wednesday's stage, from Venice to Monaco.
The crews stopped off at the Proving Ground, where Alfa Romeo played host at a location that is synonymous with the Brand's racing tradition: many of its racing cars, which went on to win on the top international circuits, were developed at Balocco. Quite fittingly, Antonio Giovinazzi, the Italian driver from the "Alfa Romeo Racing" team, chose to be present at the event.
The event schedule was designed to reflect every facet of the brand's excellence, from its sporty attitude to its superlative style, without forgetting its aristocratic heritage. To appreciate all these characteristics at their supreme best, visitors had only to take a look at the creations of the Centro Stile Alfa Romeo, on show to the public from the morning.
While awaiting Antonio Giovinazzi's arrival, those attending had the chance to admire the "Alfa Romeo Racing" limited editions of the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio models, in the same colours as the C38 racer, specially designed for the event and to celebrate Alfa Romeo's ever-deepening involvement in the Formula One world championship.
The Centro Stile Alfa Romeo's latest creations include a Giulia Quadrifoglio in the distinctive Ochre colour that appeared on its predecessors and other models in the Sixties and Seventies.
Finally, one of the most eagerly awaited of the one-off cars taking part, the SUV Stelvio Quadrifoglio designed for the Gumball 3000, took up its position in middle of the steering pad, amongst the more than one hundred other supercars taking part in the event.