Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
10/8/20 3:20 p.m.

Normally, practice laps are performed on a closed circuit under controlled circumstances. That wasn't the case for the Targa Florio back in the day.

Dedicated practice sessions really weren't a thing, so the only way to familiarize yourself with the course was to run the roads when open to the public—be it cars, people and even animals.

This video focuses on the 1972 running of the race, only one year before the last Targa Florio was held in 1973.

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