Racing Professional Motorsport Exhibition - Monza
The RMPE is not a typical event such as the Motorshow in Bologna, or the ones at Geneva or Paris. It is much smaller and there were no new cars on display – just everything to do with racing cars, including the machines themselves.

There are four main stands, situated along the pit lane – and two sections to each display, so eight in total. They’re named according to significant drivers no longer with us, so that’s Senna, Ratzenberger, Villeneuve (Gilles of course), Brambilla, Peterson, Alboreto, De Angelis and Corsini (an Italian driver killed in a minor category two years ago).

dailysportscar.comIn terms of trade stands, we had the Beta stand, the OMP one, Sparco, then two of the Italian magazines - AutoSprint and G&M (covering historic races). Racing teams and manufacturers were also represented, such as Osella, Lucchini, Racing Box and Lister.

Yesterday (Thursday) a briefing for journalists and photographers revealed that this kind of ‘expo’ will grow fast next year, with more stands, more people involved and other interesting events such as cars on the track.

“This is unique,” commented the circuit boss, Ing. Beghella Bartoli, and he hopes that it will be the one to visit at the end of the motor racing year.

The Expo is open to the public tomorrow (Saturday) and on Sunday.

The Lister LMP is expected to be on the circuit tomorrow, perhaps on Sunday too, with Stefano Zonca trying it for the first time. The third driver (along with Zonca and Lancelotti) at the Vallelunga 6 Hours next week could well be Justin Keen.

Guests expected this weekend include Dindo Capello, Fabrizio Gollin and Luca Cappellari, and the rally driver Franco Cunico.
Gabriele Tosi

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