12. The Scuderia Ferrari and Tazio’s farewell to motorcycle racing


110 May 1931. Nuvolari on the Sicilian Madonie circuit, drives his Alfa Romeo 8C2300 to score the first of his two wins in a row in the classic Targa Florio race.

In 1930 Nuvolari raced even more often, alternating tracks and road competition; especially hill climb.
At the Trieste – Opicina he gave the new born Scuderia Ferrari their first win, and soon became their standard bearer. He also won the Cuneo-Colle della Maddalena, the «Vittorio Veneto-Cansiglio» and the Tourist Trophy run at the Ards Circuit near Belfast. During 1930 Nuvolari retired from motorcycle racing, activity in which he had excelled for a long time, with four final exploits: among them the Lario Trophy, where he was first overall, first in class, and drove the fastest lap. His 350CC Bianchi crossed the finishing line before all the 500CC motorcycles.
1931 was one of the most active years for Nuvolari. He drove for 20 races with at least 3 major victories out of a total of 7: the Targa Florio, the Italian Grand Prix and the Coppa Ciano. He raced the Reale Gran Premio di Roma with an old Bugatti 35C, driving all the other races with the Alfa Romeo cars of Scuderia Nuvolari: the 6CC 1500SS, the Tipo A monoposto and above all the 8C 2300 – versions «Passo corto» and Monza.