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). Giulio Masetti, Italian nobleman and racing driver, known as “the lion of Madonie”, winner of the 1921 and 1922 Targa Florio races, finished second in the 1924 race, more than eight minutes behind the winner Christian Werner in Mercedes.
|1924||Formula Libre||Targa Florio|
|Giulio Masetti||241||SA Italiana Ing. Nicola Romeo & C|