“Many people think that I am a bit crazy and often tell me that I am no longer old for certain things … Do you know what I answer to this type of phrase?
But who says that at 49 you have to stop dreaming?
“And here is the reason why I have decided that the slogan that will accompany me on this journey will be:” neverstopdreaming! I’ll turn 50 right at the start of the race so I’ll have one more year and I’ll be more mature (loud laugh)! “
Will you reach the Pink Lake where the great pioneers of what was then called Paris-Dakar crossed the finish line?
“Here I will be completely alone. In 12 long days, in which the scenery will continue to change, I will cross Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal. What can I say … too bad I can’t stop to take some pictures! But there I will wear the helmet and the pilot suit and in these cases the only priority becomes to run and successfully finish the race “.
Do you feel the pressure?
“I can’t hide it! Yes a lot!”
How much passion do you need?
“A lot, but there are also many sacrifices because it is a very expensive race and for this I thank all the friends and sponsors who have allowed me to achieve this dream!”
What will your travel companion be?
“A Honda CRF 450 prepared by the RS Moto Racing Team of Bergamo. I am madly in love with this bike and I can’t wait to find myself with it in the dunes! “
Have you become an ambassador for several brands and sponsors in a short time? How did you do?
“The key I think is to simply be yourself and try to convey enthusiasm for what we do and what we dream of doing.”
You are not just a pilot, but first of all a mother. Giacomo (his son) how do you live this experience knowing you have a super mom in the dunes?
“I’m not worried because in the end I have known her for several years (21!) I know that she goes to do something she likes, she goes with her heart in her hand and I think it is useless to say the usual” Be careful or go slow ” happy that she has reached this milestone and I will follow her from home with all possible social media! “