Techgnical annex

Techgnical annex with regulatory value (of the 2019 edition) ©


The minimum (1,600 km) and the maximum mileage  (2,900 km) will be extrapolated EXCLUSIVELY by the tracker. No other data will be valid and binding for the organization, since it is certain that even a spatial value reported by any tracking device is the result of a mere “international convention” tacitly approved and applied, even with a margin – considered as normal “tolerance” and therefore, as a  fact, “tollerati erga omnes” – and used by the same software and hardware platforms  for the measurement of land distances.

The distance covered in kilometers of the itinerary of the first 10 classified will, in any case, be subject to verification by the race organizers.

For the first 10 classified, therefore, it is obligatory to deliver to the race organizers their own navigation tools (navigators, ipad, mobile phones and / or any other electronic instrument used to navigate the route of the driven four stages) as soon as they have arrived at the finish line.

Pilots are advised to ensure that the route data are saved and not to cancel the data.

Failure to save the data results in the application of the penalty of “exclusion from the final classification” (see Article 6 of the Rules).



The following list is clearly not exhaustive but – as far as possible it provides only an indicative value – in order to prevent requests for clarification from the pilots.

The inspections and the information acquired in the previous CENTOPASSI editions highlighted the IMPOSSIBILITY to unambiguously identify “roads of the European road network”  and / or “fast flowing carriageways” (on which it is prohibited to drive during CENTOPASSI) rather than  “state roads (A roads)” (which, in principle, can be used during the race) of numerous Italian road routes.

This impossibility depends, in some cases, on the omission by the road owners’ entities, in others on the placement of inappropriate and inadequate road signs, which could cause confusion to the drivers; in other case it depends on the provisions made by the authorities  to reclassify only a few sections – after redirecting road sections / change of r

lane layout and / or partial construction work of  carriageways with and / or without the presence of a central dividing line – without resulting in the reclassification to the entire road.

A particularly striking case and which we cite as an example, is the main road linking  Avezzano (AQ) and Cassino (FR) which passes through Sora (FR), this road is “formally” called SS690 (Strada Statale 690).

In reality, this road, even though it consists 0f only one lane in each direction and without the presence of a central dividing line, is reported in the Avezzano – Sora section directly at Sora as a real SSV; while the section of that road from Sora – Cassino is clearly reported  as a S.R. (regional road) even if Google Earth classifies it expressly as a S.S.V.

Another identical case is the S.S.693 better known as Strada Scorrimento Veloce del Gargano, to all effects a S.S.V. (therefore absolutely prohibited) although classified as S.S., ie as a State Road.

This non-uniform nomenclature affects several other roads in the east-west direction between Molise and Lazio / Campania and between Puglia and Campania / Basilicata, as well as in the so-called “quadrilateral” that crosses the central part of Italy from east to west, connecting the Adriatic Sea with the Tyrrhenian  Sea passing through Marche / Umbria / Tuscany.

Situations that are substantially similar or even identical are present in the Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige areas, both in the North-South direction (for example the S.S. 47) and the East-West and vice-versa; as well as in Lombardia (for example the S:S. 36 in a northerly direction up to Trivio Fuentes, and the S.S. 38 where it joins the S.S..36 in an easterly direction to Bivio Traona).

For this reason, we consider it appropriate to provide the following specifications that complement the examples given in art. 1.5 of the regulations and which must be considered general indications  to be clearly kept in mind when planning and mapping out your itinerary.

Roads with the following characteristics are forbidden – and therefore can not be driven on under application of the penalty provide in art. 6.2- regardless of their classification:

  1. all the ring roads and city bypasses of all Italian cities, with and / or without the presence of all kinds of traffic dividers (sidewalk, flowerbed, guardrail, concrete barrier and / or other material);
  2. all slip roads/ speed ways / ring roads/ multi carriageways (S.S.V.) expressly identified by the signs posted along them by the owner and / or maintenance entity and those signs considered by Google Earth;
  3. all the main roads of the European road network (S.G.C.) expressly identified by the signs posted along these roads by the owner and / or those signs considered by Google Earth;
  4. all roads, regardless of their classification (therefore also the S.S.), that have at least one of the following specifications:
    a) the presence of a lane dividers separating the lanes made in whatever way;
  5. b) absence of crossings with other transversal and / or tangent roads;
  6. c) presence of acceleration lanes for entry into the same and / or of deceleration lanes at the exits;
  7. d) presence of two lanes in each direction for regular driving regardless of the presence or absence of the emergency lane;
  8. e) presence of access and/ or exit ramps to the same and / or exits articulated in canalized crossings.

(all the above characteristics can be viewed on Google Earth).

Some more examples to make matters really clear.

Cases such as the SS690 Avezzano – Cassino and / or others as some of the different variants of the SS17 present in the North-South route, from Abruzzo to Molise and Puglia (Roccaraso area – Castel di Sangro – Isernia etc), as well as the SS 47 between Veneto and Trantino Alto Adige, for example, thses roads can be driven on ONLY on those sections in which they do NOT have any of the aforementioned characteristics on condition that the driver  enters and exits them at the crossroads s (see Google earth).

Also as an example, the fast link Castel di Sangro – Alfedena / Cerro al Volturno / SS158 junction, although not expressly classified as SSV, nor as SGC, is FORBIDDEN because it has the characteristics referred to in point 4, lett . b), c) and).

Again as an example, the stretch of the S.S.17 L’Aquila – Campobasso is can VALIDLY only be driven on in some sections, with the exclusion of others according to the above indications.

The links below refer to maps that contain lists of roads that are certainly prohibited

but, we repeat, even these references should not be considered exhaustive.

However, the presence of exit / access ramps near viaducts and / or pronounced differences in height is not, in itself, sufficient to consider the road that contains this section as prohibited with regards to art. 1.5 of the Rules.


Therefore, it is strongly recommended to study and plan the route with particular accuracy, if possible completely avoiding the inclusion of roads that could expose you to the risk of the sanctions provided for by art. 6.2 of the Rules.

It should be noted that any violation is very easily detectable by the race organizers, since the map of the roads that are banned, either totally and / or in sections, is being implemented and developed.

Finally, it should be noted that being one of the main tasks of the pilots to identify the roads to be driven on, it is useless to address specific requests to the race organizers to find out – indicating the specific road – the possibility or not to drive on that road without penalties, because these requests will not be answered (nor could they be answered out of respect to those who do not ask because otherwise the pilots who ask would be favored).



The event organizers

Published on 25th January 2019