1906 Targa Florio

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Alessandro Cagno drives Itala No3 to victory at the inaugural Targa Florio in 1906

The 1906 Targa Florio was the inaugural running of the Targa Florio, an open road endurance automobile race held in the mountains of Sicily near Palermo. Founded by wealthy Sicilian wine producer, Vincenzo Florio, it was held at Madonie on 6 May 1906 and run over 3 laps of the 92.473 mile circuit, totalling 277.42 miles.[1]

The entry list was badly affected by a dock strike in Genoa but the race was won by the Italian driver Alessandro Cagno in an Itala.[1][2][3]


Pos No Driver Car Laps Time
1 3 Italy Alessandro Cagno Itala 35/40 hp 3 9:32:22
2 10 Italy Ettore Graziane Itala 35/40 hp 3
3 5 France Paul Bablot Berliet 24/40 hp 3
4 9 France Victor Rigal Itala 35/40 hp 3
5 8 Belgium Pierre de Caters Itala 35/40 hp 3
6 2 France Hubert Le Blon /
France Madame Le Blon (Riding mechanic)
Hotchkiss 35 hp 3
dnf 7 France Maurice Fournier Clément-Bayard 35 hp
dnf 1 Italy Vincenzo Lancia F.I.A.T. 24/40 hp
dnf 4 France Achille Fournier Clément-Bayard 35 hp
dnf 6 United Kingdom George Pope Itala 35/40 hp

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