A world-class motorcyclist from Terni, a medieval town located right in the middle of the Italian Boot, who knows the value of climbing up the ladder from local competitions all the way to the 1st place in the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello Circuit.
A life on the ride
I’ve got my passion for motorcycling from my dad, who was a racing cyclist and worked in the world of MotoGP. I was born in a motorcycling world: in my dad’s garage, all I could see was motorbikes; on the TV, my family always watched MotoGP. It goes without saying that I’ve become quickly passionate about it.
In 2006, he switched to road racing, where in almost no time he’s recognized as one of the most promising racing champions in Italy. Year after year, he rises through the rankings, changing championships and riding always faster and more powerful bikes. Finally, in 2012, he enters MotoGP. His skills on the bike are quickly noticed, so much that in 2015 he switches to Pramac Racing and relishes his first ride on top of a Ducati bike.
“I love running and cycling whenever I have the chance. Also, I am quite lucky that what’s part of my training routine has become a hobby of mine as well, as in the case of motocross, which I do and like a lot. I must say that I do not consider working out at the gym like a real workout, because I like working out, it gives me pleasure and I love the feeling I get from it.”
“I have a great relationship with Andrea, we do not just work together inside the box. Although we compare each other’s bike on the box as most riders use to, I’ve also moved close to where he lives, so that I can learn from his experience, his workout methods. Together, we give each other feedback on the way we feel as we work out and we assess whether the workout has been too hard or too easy and why.”
Tell us one thing you’ve learnt from him, and one thing Andrea’s learnt from you.
Getting ready for a MotoGP Championship
What about your diet?
Before leaving him to his workout, we ask him about his mental preparation before any race. “Before a race, I try to be as relaxed as possible. I try to think about the moment I’m in, and I only focus on what I need on that specific moment, without overthinking about the future or my feelings. Clearly, that is not easy, but I always think that I’m having fun and enjoying every single moment of the race”.
- Exercise 1 stimulates the agility of the lower limbs with the Agility Ladder.
- Exercise 2 focuses on stimulating the core.
- Exercise 3 is pure calisthenics.
- Exercise 4 involves the use of kettlebell and/or another tool.
Each circuit finishes with a four-minute cool down on a cardio machine.