QUICK CHAT: Edoardo Mortara

Edo, you’re contesting your two home races in Italy this weekend at Misano. That must be quite a special feeling for you.
Edoardo Mortara: Absolutely. These are my first two home races in the DTM. I’ve competed at Mugello in Formula 3, but that was almost ten years ago. Since then, I haven’t driven in Italy, so it’s going to be a special occasion for me.

What sort of reaction are you expecting from the home fans?
Edoardo Mortara: I just hope that the spectators are able to appreciate the DTM. These are the first two night races in the history of the series. There should be a lot of tourists in the region at this time of year, and I hope many of them will be there to see the races. And of course, I want to give them something to cheer about.

The last two race weekends did not go according to plan. Why was that?
Edoardo Mortara: It’s true that things haven’t been going all that well for me recently. That applies to both Zandvoort and Brands Hatch where I simply made too many mistakes, especially in qualifying. I should have been much further forward on the grid. When you start from further back, you can’t expect to score as many points as you would from a better grid position. Consequently, it it’s important to eliminate these errors. If I’m successful, we generally have the pace to at least qualify in the Top Five. Let’s hope that Misano will be another good race weekend for me.

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