I want to dedicate this press release to a special kid, with me since I decided to start this team back in 2013: Mattia Casadei.
A young kid, smart, beautiful and polite, it is a pleasure to have him in the team. I used to get angry often with him because of his crashes, sometimes “unnecessary” for his excess of exuberance. He is a champion but he has never concretized, sometimes because of bad luck, sometimes for the hurry to demonstrate too much and too soon. But Yesterday, in Le Mans he has been super, in a difficult “World Championship” track, he showed what he is made of.
He started from the back, 15th after crashing in the qualifying at the exit oh the last turn, after thinking “I did it: it’s pole!” But no, he crashed due to that cruel asphalt.
I’m still watching the race in my head, even if I watched it from my smartphone while trying to get to the airport through the Paris jungle trying not to lose our flight to go home. Mattia, with his huge wish, made a smart race, catching a well deserved 3rd position. At the end he got the 2nd one as Zaccone has been penalized as he cross the green.
I’m so happy for both him and the team, that was having a bad weekend until few minutes before.
Mattia deserves that and I’m so sorry that a rider like him is still not able to arrive in Moto2. He has so many qualities but not the “must” to enter this world: the budget, which can makes you look even stronger noelwdays.
I wish him all the best, I’m satisfied to see what he is able to achieve today, how much he has changes, his improvements, and I get emotional if I think about that kid who rode this little bike, red and white with the SAN CARLO’s logo, with the sparkling eyes and the timid voice, on the stage of the “buon compleanno Sic” 2013. With Sergio Sgrillo, Guido Meda and all the public as “godfather”.