October 17, 2023: This edition of Modena Cento Ore has concluded, once again proving itself to be one of the most beloved international events, capable of surprising and providing unforgettable memories year after year.
The race unfolded over 4 days, competing on 4 of Italy’s most famous circuits, featuring 9 Special Stages and covering a total distance of 959 km. The participating crews represented more than 15 nations, with over 90% of them being foreigners, mainly from Northern Europe.
The twenty-third edition started at Argentario and the competition took place all the way through Tuscany, Lazio, Umbria, and Emilia-Romagna. Crews experienced the racetrack atmosphere every day, first at Vallelunga, then at Magione, followed by Mugello, and finally, the grand finale in Modena. The challenging days behind the wheel were always complemented by spectacular evenings in dreamlike locations, such as the Gala Soirée at the Teatro della Pergola in Florence or the final evening at the Military Academy of Modena.
The finest culinary traditions and excellent hospitality added the perfect finishing touch to the one hundred hours of adrenaline on the track and along the Italian roads that captivate participating crews year after year.
But as always, the real stars are the fantastic cars that have traversed the Beautiful Country, passing through enchanting landscapes and marvellous cities like Florence and Perugia to reach the coveted finish line. The race was not without its challenges, but the results were, as always, thrilling.
“The Modena Cento Ore is a unique event. At Canossa, we put all our passion and determination to make it seamless and enjoyable. The cherry on the cake are the positive vibes, brought by our competitor and their support teams coming from all over the world.”
Luigi Orlandini, Chairman & CEO of Canossa Events and Cavallino
“Stunning event. Goes straight to the top of my bucket list rallies”
Chris Harris, Top Gear presenter
In the Pre-1965 Competition Class C/D/E/F, the first-place team was Robin Ellis – Julian Thomas with their 1965 Lotus Elan “Shapecraft,” followed by Philip Walker and Miles Griffiths in a 1964 Jaguar E-Type, and Marcus Anderson and James Rudd in a 1962 Jaguar E-Type.
The Post-1965 Competition Class G/H/I was won by Seb and Steven Perez in a 1975 Lancia Stratos HF gr.4, with Glenn and Conrad Janssens in a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS in second place, and Judd Schreiber and Alberto Scilla in a 1970 Porsche 911 S in third place.
The “Index of Performance” was awarded to Alian and Jacob Thom with their 1965 Lotus Cortina, followed by Peter Reynolds and Simon Ward with a 1963 Lotus Cortina, and Robin Ellis and Julian Thomas with their 1965 Lotus Elan “Shapecraft.
Here is the ranking by period:
Period D: Albert Otten – Frauke Feess in a 1939 BMW 328 Roadster
Period F: Robin Ellis – Julian Thomas in a 1965 Lotus Elan “Shapecraft”
Period G: Timm Peter Meinrenken – Lara Schwiering in a 1968 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTAm Period H: Seb Perez – Steven Perez in a 1974 Lancia Stratos HF
Period I: Joseè Oliveira – Valter Rosario in a 1981 Ferrari 308 GTB
The win of the Special Stages went to Seb Perez and Steven Perez, who, driving a Lancia Stratos HF, also claimed the award for the best time in the Special Stages.
In the Regularity category, the first place was taken by Karsten and Patricia Wohlenberg with their 1972 Porsche 911 RS, followed by Maxime Castelein and Filip Deplancke with a 1964 Sunbeam Tiger, and Luigi Zampaglione and Massimo Soffritti with a 1975 Porsche 911 3.0 Carrera RS.
Here is the ranking by groups:
Group 2: Maxime Castelein and Filip Deplancke with a 1964 Sunbeam Tiger
Group 3: Cecilia Muldoon – Simon Drabble with a 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Group 4: Karsten Wohlenberg – Patricia Wohlenberg with a 1972 Porsche 911 RS
Group 5: Christopher Oneill – Heather Oneill with a 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera
The award for the best team went to Jaguar Classic for Regularity and Formula GT for Competition.
Special recognitions were given to Mathias Korber and Roberto Restelli, with their 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA, for supporting the Alfa Revival Cup championship with OKP Racing Team, and to Fritz Burkard and Rocco Penna, who won the Most Interesting Car award with their 1955 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta.