Rombano le Bmw e trottano i cavalli: un weekend all’ippodromo di Palermo da non perdere

BMW, what a passion. On Saturday, September 16th, and Sunday, September 17th, the La Favorita racetrack will host the fifth national BMW motorcycle meetup, organized by the BMW Palermo Motorcycle Club, BMW Palermo, and Sud Palermo. Around a thousand motorcycles are expected to participate. The activities will start at 12 pm on Saturday and end at 10 pm. On Sunday, the event will begin at 10:30 am and finish at 4:30 pm. The meetup has received sponsorship from the Tourism Department of the Region and the Municipality of Palermo. Entrance is free for visitors, but those who want to access the premises with their own BMW motorcycle must purchase a kit for 15 euros. The program for Saturday includes a meetup and static exhibition at 12 pm, followed by trotting races at 3 pm. The central horse racing theme of the day will be the first edition of “La più bella del regno, la Favorita,” a race reserved for mares in the original format of heats and a final, as well as a sporting challenge on the track between gentlemen and professional drivers. There will be two heats over 1,600 meters: one for 4-year-old mares driven by gentlemen, and another for 5-year-old and older females driven by professionals. The final will take place over the unprecedented distance of 1,000 meters, with seven finalists chosen based on the top performers in the heats. At 6 pm, there will be a safe driving seminar with a fundraiser organized by the Association of Road Victims, as well as a seminar for the certification of vintage motorcycles by the ASI Club from Palermo. Special guest Gianpiero Findanno, a renowned BMW official driver who competed in the Paris-Dakar Rally and the Rally of the Pharaohs in 1987, will also be present. The evening will conclude with music from Radio Med. On Sunday at 10:30 am, participants will gather in the square in front of the racetrack for a city tour that will include the Falcone Tree and the Massimo Theater. Afterwards, the group will go up to Monte Pellegrino before returning to the racetrack. In the early afternoon, the funds collected will be donated to the Association of Road Victims. A gastronomic village will be set up inside the venue during the event. “Once again, since its reopening,” says Massimo Pinzauti, General Prosecutor of Sipet, “the racetrack hosts events that are not strictly related to horse racing. The venue offers Palermo residents an opportunity for outdoor leisure in a unique location. Our journey continues thanks to the commitment of the public and private sectors.”

Rombano le Bmw e trottano i cavalli: weekend da non perdere all’ippodromo di Palermo

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