The 50° Targa Florio took place on 8 May 1966, on the Circuito Piccolo delle Madonie, Sicily (Italy).[1]

Race edit

The winning Porsche 906 of Mairesse/Müller
The new Ferrari 330 P3 of Vaccarella/Bandini before retiring

The 50th anniversary edition of the Targa was marred by an inclement weather that turned the road into a quagmire. The winners of the 1965 edition, Nino Vaccarella and Lorenzo Bandini started as favorites driving the powerful, prototype-class Ferrari 330 P3.[1] Indeed it seemed they could led Ferrari to another victory but two laps from the end, a wrong maneuver by Bandini while lapping a slower car resulted in the 330 off the road. This paved the way of the victory for the factory-backed Scuderia Filipinetti Porsche 906 of Herbert Müller and Willy Mairesse, followed by the Dino 206 S of Guichet/Baghetti, and another 906 of Sicilian duo Pucci/Arena.[1]

Official results edit

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Laps
1 S
148    Scuderia Filipinetti/Porsche System Engineering   Herbert Müller
  Willy Mairesse
Porsche 906 10
2 P
196   Ferrari SEFAC   Jean Guichet
  Giancarlo Baghetti
Dino 206 S 10
3 S
144   Porsche System Engineering   Antonio Pucci
  Vincenzo Arena
Porsche 906 10


References edit

  1. ^ a b c d Valerio, Giuseppe (2017). Cento volte Targa Florio (in Italian). Faenza: C&C Srl. ISBN 888662293-7. pp. 58-9

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