Posted 17 November 2012 - 14:36
Posted 17 November 2012 - 15:11
Hans - it's a book by Pino Fondi, entitled 'Il Diavolo Rosso Corre Ancora' - published by the Edizioni Librarie Siciliane, 1983, and if I understand the Italian foreword note correctly it was published originally in 1941. A fold-out map at the back of the book indicates a point at the hamlet of San Michele on the back stretch as the site of Bordino's fatal accident. The course skirts the old fortress at Alessandria on the bank of the River Tanaro, crosses the railway line and then turns sharp right before opening out onto what was obviously a very fast straight with a little kink at San Michele on the way towards San Salvatore. The site of the incident is shown as being immediately adjacent to the houses at San Michele, immediately preceding that slight left-hand kink in the back straight.
Oh, and the date is cited as April 15 - as Marc's newspaper report has already confirmed.