1958 Targa Florio

Sunday, May 11, 1958
Round:
3
Weather:
Warm and dry
Laps:
14
Fastest Lap:
Moss, 42m17.5
Country:
Italy
Circuit:
1958 season:
Report

Ferrari Wins But Porsche The Moral Victors

PALERMO, SICILY, May 11th.

WITH all the flap-doodle in Italy about racing on the public roads, the Sicilians were quick to profit from the suppression of the Mile Miglia and Vicenzo Florio and his organising committee did some valiant work in their efforts to hold the Targa Florio on its traditional mountain circuit. Not only were they successful but they also got the race inscribed as Italy's contribution to the Sports-Car Championship. Naturally, all this was achieved in a hurry and the change of date from June 8th to May 11th left little time for manufacturers to make full preparation for the race. However, it was surely better to hold the Targa Florio in a rush than not at all!

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