Along the road that leads from Brescia to Mantova, crossing Castenedolo, the road reaches an embankment located in the middle of a beautiful countryside. Along the path, on the right,the Osteria della Fascia d’oro is locate: here' s exactly where the moors of Montechiari extend.
The moors of Montechiari, featured by an arid and gravelly territory totally devoid of trees, became the perfect point of reference for motor races, considered by the automotive industry as a great opportunity for its expansion. Montichiari, by hosting such events on its territory saw instead the increase of its prestige and economy. In September 1899, four days fully dedicated to motoring and motor races were held in Brescia.
The races continued in the next years and in September 1905 the Coppa Vincenzo Florio, the Coppa Conte di Salemi and the Coppa d 'Italia were also held; they all were won by G.B.Raggio driving 10 0hp Itala. The finish line and the tribunes were placed right at Fascia D'Oro, in Montechiari.
The Florio Cup on 1907 was won by Minoia, driving his Isotta Freschini. In 1920 it was decided to create a permanent autodrome. The first Italian Grand Prix was held on Settember the 4th, 1921. A route developped on the territory of Montichiari was chosen, through an 18 km track.