Alfa Romeo welcomes the Gumball 3000 to Balocco

Credit: AutoMotions
Published on June 21, 2019 - Duration: 02:43s

Alfa Romeo welcomes the Gumball 3000 to Balocco

The 21st edition of the Gumball 3000 is a non-competitive road trip covering some 3,000 miles, or just under 5,000 kilometers, connecting venues of the international jet set with numerous celebrities including artists, businessmen, trendsetters and philanthropists With their commitment, they support the goals of the non-profit Gumball Foundation, which promotes projects in youth work worldwide focusing on sports, infrastructure and environmental protection, so the real winner is always the good cause.

The 2019 edition of the "Gumball 3000" has started on the Greek island of Mykonos and the finish will be reached on June 15 in Ibiza.

Along the way are Athens, Thessaloniki, the yachting paradise of Tivat in Montenegro, Croatia and on 11 June 2019 the lagoon city of Venice.

On the 12th of June, the participants stop in Balocco, northern Italy, on the test site of Alfa Romeo.

Balocco is one of the historically most important places in the history of the traditional brand.

Among others, the world-famous racing cars of Alfa Romeo were built here.

From Balocco the "Gumball 3000" "goes on the last stages, over Monaco and Barcelona until finally to the finish in Ibiza.

But the fast laps on the test track in Balocco are not the only tribute by Alfa Romeo to more than two decades of "Gumball 3000".

Also on board is an Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, which the Centro Stile Alfa Romeo has created for this occasion with a unique finish.

In a similar action had already received the Formula 1 bolide Alfa Romeo C38 for official presentation on February 14, 2019, a "one-off" - painting of San Valentino.

The race car piloted by Kimi Raikkonen on that day was decorated with shamrocks and hearts


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