Andrea Dromedari, a main player on and off the track

Portimao - PRT

Andrea Dromedari 

Andrea Dromedari, a main player on and off the track

03/06/2012 - Portimao
Ahead of Race 3, the first endurance race of the 2012 Maserati Trofeo World Series, we met up with Andrea Dromedari. This weekend he is competing but also raising money for the Mayer di Firenze hospital.

Andrea, first of all let's speak about the Maserati Trofeo weekend in Portugal and your performance.
Let’s take a step back. I am coming off the race at Jarama where I led overall, albeit with other drivers. I came to Portimao, a track I know, with high hopes but I had a bit of trouble in free practice, where I wasn’t able to go out, and in qualifying too. Still, I managed to come seventh in Q2 and finish fifth in the race”.

Race 3 is about to start, how do you see things going?

As the grid order is based on the times from the two qualifying sessions and given that I couldn’t take part in Q1, I will be starting from the back of the field. Even though it will be a long race, it will be tough to do well because of where I will start from. Over the course of a season you can have the odd blip so I will have to pick up as many points as I can”.

Andrea, as well as appearing on the track, you are raising money for the Mayer hospital. Tell us a bit about this…
Mayer Hospital is renowned internationally for its Paediatrics work and is just round the corner from my home. I am from Pistoia and the Mayer Hospital is in Florence. I have always admired the institution because of its international reputation both in terms of research and in the care it provides for children with serious illnesses. It is a hospital that also looks after the families of these children and if I can help them out in any way by raising funds then I will gladly do so. Motor-racing spends huge amounts in fuel and tyres and if some money goes to a good cause then that is great. So, at the end of the year, some of my sponsorship will go towards this institution”.

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