The 37th Rally 1000 Miglia opened with the victory of Umberto Scandola in the prologue on Skoda Fabia Super 2000

The driver from Veneto leading the young local Stefano Albertini, Peugeot 207 Super 2000.

Brescia, 12 April 2013 – A short prologue, 4.35 km, at the Autodrome "Daniel Bonara" di Franciacorta, opened the 37th Rally 1000 Miglia, second round of the Italian Rally Championship, valid also for the National Rally Trophy / Zone Challenge. The best time was set by Umberto Scandola and Guido D'Amore, Skoda Fabia Super 2000, who proceeded the local hero Stefano Albertini on Peugeot 207 Super 2000 by 2"5 and the Bergamasque Alessandro Perico, Peugeot 207 Super by 3''3. Only fourth was Giandomenico Basso, also on Peugeot 207 Super 2000 as the super-favourite decided not to run too many risks placing his Peugeot 207 5'' shy of the best. Another Peugeot Super 2000 in fifth position: the one driven by Emanuele Zecchin.

In the Italian Production Championship the best time was set by Luca Tosini,Renault Clio R3, who was also first in the Clio Production Trophy leading Alessandro Bosca, on Renault Clio R3, with the latter only 2 tenths shy.

In the Italian Rally Junior Championship, the quickest time was set by Giacomo Cunial, the youngster racing wit ACI CSAI's colors on a Citroen C2 lined up by Vieffecorse. He was followed by Andrea Crugnola, Renault Twingo R2, first of the Renault Twingo Top trophy, by only a tenth. Third place for the driver from Piacenza Andrea Carella, Peugeot 208.

In the Citroen Racing Trophy Alessandro Re is currently holding the lead. In the R2, a surprising Elwis Chentre had the best of the twin Peugeot 208 driven by Paolo Andreucci as the latter made a small mistake that cost him 3''2 seconds.

In the Suzuki Rally Cup, race valid for Group B, the quickest time of the Switfs was set by the lineup made by Fabio Rivaldi and Silvano Marini in 4'32.5; they currently lead Filippo Visconti and his co-equiper Gravaghi Filippo by a tenth. Third place for Claudio Pansa and his navigator Paola Moia that are 4''1 adrift.

Classification after the prologue. 1. Scandola-D'Amore  (Skoda Fabia S2000) in 3'49"2; 2.  Albertini - Scattolin ( Peugeot 207 Super 2000) at  2"5; 3.Perico- Carrara (Peugeot 207 S2000) at 3"3; 4. Basso- Dotta (Peugeot 207 S000) at 5"0 ; 5. Zecchin - Vettoretti (Peugeot 207 Super 2000) at 6"4 ; 6. Tosini - Peroglio ( Renault Clio R3) at 12"1; 7. Bosca- Resca (Renault Clio R3) at 12"3; 8. Re - Castiglioni (Citreon Ds3) at 13"9; 9. Vittalini - Tavecchio ( Citroen Ds3) at 15"; 10. Chentre - D'Herin (Peugeot 208 ) at 15"9.

Leg 1 is scheduled for tomorrow, with start at 8.30 (GMT+1) and finish line from 20.15 on: six stages in the programme, that is 3 to be repeated twice: the challenging Irma (17.81 km) , Pertiche ( 26.56 km) and Moerna (14.02 km). Leg 2 will begin on Sunday at 8.00 and will end at 13.00: no comeback to Brescia is scheduled in between the two stages "Cavallino" ( 14.52 km)

TV and streaming coverage of the race devised by AciSport will be quite intensive. Rai Sport 2 will have two important moments dedicated to the race. The first on Saturday night at 00.30 with the highlights of leg 1. The second with the live coverage on Sunday at 13.00 from Brescia's finish line.
The live streaming will feature three appointments. The first on Friday at 19.30 from the Piazzale Arnaldo in Brescia with the lineups coming from the first stage. The second on Saturday at the regrouping around 13.15 with live interviews. The third one will be from Piazza Arnaldo in Brescia at the end of leg 1 around 19.15 on Saturday. The live streaming will be available on The website will also house several pictures of the most significant moments of the race.