The Alfa Romeo RL was the first Alfa’s sport model after World War I produced between 1922-1927. The car was designed in 1921 by Giuseppe Merosi and was built in three different versions: Normale, Turismo and Sport. The RLTF, prepared for Traga Florio, was the race version of RL – it weighed half of normal car, used several engines of various displacement, had seven main bearings instead of four and double carburetors. In the 1924 Targa Florio race four RLTF were entered: two 3.6-Liter cars for Giulio Masetti and Antonio Ascari to compete in Category V (up to 4500 cc) and two 3.0-Liter RLTF24 for Giuseppe Campari and Christian Wagner in Category IV (up to 3000 cc). Ascari, 35, drove for Alfa Romeo since 1921. While leading the 1924 Targa Florio his Alfa Romeo spun to a halt with a seized engine on the last lap only 30 meters from the finish. Ascari, his mechanic Ramponi and some spectators helped to push the car towards the finish line. But outside assistance was not allowed and Ascari was disqualified.
|1924||Formula Libre||Targa Florio|
|Antonio Ascari||24||SA Italiana Ing. Nicola Romeo & C|