We spent a day on the Ottobiano track, together with the FMI and the young speed talents: short races, changes of direction, neutral. A lot of technique and a lot of training for the champions of tomorrow
30 maggio 2023
Many of them when they grow up they will really the pilots in national, European and world championships. THE Pata blue talents are a project of the Italian Motorcycling Federation to seek out and nurture young Italian riders of all motorcycling disciplines.
It has existed for about ten years and from here they have passed big names who now make the world championship like Celestino Vietti, Tony Arbolino, Filippo Farioli, Matteo Bertelle, Alberto Surra.
As the claim of the Blue Talents says: it all starts here. Altogether they are over 70 pilots of 9 different specialties.
In this video you can see techniques and workouts that the instructors make the Speed kids do, which are about 20 boys and girls.
The boys who are part of the blue talents have available about forty days of training per year in four runways arranged throughout the Italian territory.
The Blue Talents project supports young people with scholarships. It happens that on training days the boys have to skip school.
A training day begins with the exercises on the square where you train the changes of direction and try to limit the neutral then, in the late morning and in the afternoon you get on the track for short races, “garette”as the pilots call them: 3-4 laps maximum with the aim of learning how to be fast in the first laps.
During a break we have also talked to three of them: Guido Pini, born in 2008, born a stone’s throw from the Mugello circuit and winner of the European talent cup 2022, Gabriel Fabio Vuono, born in 2010, born in Locarno and residing in Como who became MiniGP world champion in 2022 and Elisabetta Monti, 13 years old who disputes the Premoto3 at the Civ and also races with the 190.