Sunday 2nd April 1922
Italian privateer Count Giulio Masetti celebrated victory in the overall classification at the Targa Florio in Sicily. His 115 hp / 85 kW 4.5-litre Mercedes Grand Prix car of 1914 was painted in Italian racing red. The DMG works team was represented by six cars. Max Sailer won the production car class with displacements over 4.5 litres in a 28/95 hp model, which was fitted with a supercharger for the race. The category for cars with displacements up to 1.5 litres included two newly developed 1.5-litre Mercedes supercharged racing cars based on the 6/25 hp passenger car and driven by Fernando Minoia and Paul Scheef. It was the first time cars with super- charger engines were used in a motor race.