In 1907, he won the Coppa Florio and the 50,000 Lira prize at the Corse di Brescia driving an Isotta-Fraschini for in 4 hours 39 minutes.
At the 1923 Italian Grand Prix at Monza he finished fourth in the world’s first mid-engine Grand Prix car, the Benz Tropfenwagen, trailing behind the superior supercharged Fiats. Edmund Rumpler’s ground breaking design used a normally aspirated, 1991 cc, 6 cylinder, twin cam Benz engine delivering only which was mounted behind the driver in the ‘tear drop’ design. The car also featured swing axle independent rear suspension and inboard brakes.
In 1926, he finished 5th in a Bugatti 39A at the Grand Prix of Europe at Circuito Lasarte
In 1927, he raced a Bugatti 35C at the Targa Florio and finished 4th at the Italian Grand Prix in an O.M. 865.
In 1931, the A.I.A.C.R. introduced a European Championship for drivers, that was nominally contested over the four 10 hour Grands Prix, the Italian Grand Prix, French Grand Prix, and Belgian Grand Prix. He accrued sufficient points to become champion without winning a race, narrowly beating his Alfa Romeo teammate Giuseppe Campari, who had jointly won the Italian Grand Prix with Tazio Nuvolari driving the Alfa Romeo Monza. Minoia shared second place in the Italian Grand Prix and shared 6th place in the French Grand Prix driving an Alfa-Romeo 8C-2300. He then finished joint 3rd in the Belgian Grand Prix having changed to the Alfa-Romeo 6C-1750.
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