Almost 250 participants, a massive presence of female riders and also three official teams. The overall winner is a 39-year-old from Parma, but the 1000Curve isn’t just about rankings: it’s shared passion and the discovery of wonderful territories, as well as places and stories that should be told to preserve the identity of a country. Maybe from inside a helmet…
March 30, 2023
There is a ranking, but that’s not what matters. But it’s always right to start from who wins and so let’s say it right away: Davide Sirocchi is the king of the 1000Curve “National Stage 2023”. The thirty-nine year old from Parma and his BMW S1000XR burned 4980 corners, beating Davide Cordella (4520 corners) and Ruggero Rondelli (4320 corners).
Other award categories include: prima Donna, Caterina Vuono with her DUCATI Desert sled; for the couple category, Giovanni Marzoli with his wife Agata Comitini; for the Constructors category he wins the ROYAL ENFIELD with its 3 pilots/youtuber Andrea Cervone, Federico Buzzoni, Alessandro Frasca; for the Groups category, “The lions of Puglia”.
It’s just u’s cold numbersn motor event which, on the other hand, is increasingly becoming the point of reference for motorbike tourism in Italy and that in this edition counted something like 250 crews participating for the two days dedicated to passion, but also to the promotion of the territory.
In fact, the spirit is still that of the very first editions, with the desire to bring the wheels of motorcycles competing to get to know places, small realities or simply stories of resilience in that hinterland (in this case the Tuscan-Emilian one) which has always been the true essence of a country which, if on the one hand it is still capable of preserving, on the other it appears incapable of enhancing.
The 1000Curve National Stage 2023 started in this edition from Imola, from the Enzo and Dino Ferrari racetrack, to arrive in the evening in another of the symbolic cities of engines in Italy: Modena. There are three obligatory gates for participants, called to transit at specific times to avoid penalty or disqualification: Scarperia (FI), Pavullo nel Frignano (MO) and Castelnovo ne’monti (RE).
The motorcycle run gave away strong and suggestive emotions but it was also, at the same time, very demanding and it required a lot of concentration and planning on the part of the participants. The race Road Book, delivered to each participant in the race pack, contained about 100 cookies which included bars, restaurants, shops, farms and various monuments.
As always, everyone chose their own path, somewhat following a metaphor that should also apply to life, with the organizers who have only traced the frame within which to paint their 1000Curve. There are those who took it as a race not to be missed and those who, on the other hand, chose to make it a walk to discover semi-unknown places, each riding their own motorbike and with a participant who, however, deserves a special mention: Antonio D’agostino from Forlì who participated with his Vespa P200E, managing to complete the race by completing 150 curves and earning the coveted Finisher 1000curve T-shirt. Also noteworthy in this edition is the massive presence of “pilotesses” with as many as 13 women at the start driving their motorcycles.
“We are very satisfied with how our event grows every time – the organizers concluded – This time by enhancing the beauty and landscape and cultural richness of the Emilia Romagna region and the Motor Valley.
The novelty of this edition was the presence of official teams of motorcycle manufacturers who entrusted the bikes to professionals to participate in constructor teams. Benelli and Royal Enfield have in fact paved the way for a new course for the 1000Curve”.
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