The Scarfiotti Trophy was born to remember the famous pilot Lodovico Scarfiotti, the great motoring champion who won two European mountain titles (1962 e 1965), important endurance races (24 Le Mans hours, 12 ore in Sebring, 1000 km of Monza, 1000 km of the Nurburgring) and also a Formula race 1 in Monza in 1966 on Ferrari. This remains to this day the last victory of an Italian driver in the Italian Grand Prix of the highest formula.
Lodovico died prematurely and tragically, in an accident in Germany, on June 8 1968, a Rossfeld, driving a Porsche 910. The pilot from the Marches, grandson of Giovanni Agnelli, it is therefore celebrated in the best way, with this time trial named after him.
The first edition of Sarnano-Sassotetto dates back to 1969, the year following his death and the race was regularly held until the mid-eighties, with tricolor validity and four editions valid for the European Championship (1977/1979/1981/1983). Despite the long organizational interruption that lasted over twenty years, the Macerata Automobile Club strongly wanted to take over the sports project and with the collaboration of the Municipal Administration of Sarnano and some local enthusiasts in the 2008, made it possible to restart the organizational machine for a event of national importance, arrived in 2021 in its 30th edition.
The race is now held on a path updated from the edition 2021, extremely demanding and very technical about 10 km., on which the cars of the best champions whiz and the emotions of the lovers of the four wheels of then and today are ignited. The double tricolor validity, both for the Italian Modern Car Championship that for Historic cars, the only event of its kind on the peninsula, testifies to the quality of the race and of the organizational staff, who has the full confidence of Acisport, at the helm of national activity.
L’ Albo d’Oro della Sarnano-Sassotetto / Scarfiotti Trophy includes the best mountain specialists such as Domenico Scola, Austrian Karl Reisch, the multiple champion Mauro Nesti (nine hits), he francese Jean-Louis Bos, the German Rolf Goering, Ezio Baribbi, Franco Cinelli and the most recent protagonists Domenico Scola junior e Simone Faggioli, 15 times champion of Italy. Stefano Di Fulvio's three wins and Stefano Peroni's two stand out in the historic car race.