A word from... Edoardo Mortara

Audi driver talks about events he will attend before the start of the 2015 DTM season.

A word from... Edoardo Mortara
Edoardo Mortara, Audi Sport Team Abt Audi RS 5 DTM
Polesitter Miguel Molina, second place Mattias Ekström, third place Edoardo Mortara
Edoardo Mortara, Audi Sport Team Abt
Edoardo Mortara, Audi Sport Team Abt Audi RS 5 DTM

You will visit the Geneva Motor Show for Audi, at which the new Audi R8* will be unveiled. Is it a special appointment for you?

Of course. I’m really looking forward to it. I come from Geneva, so it’s a sort of home fixture for me. The event is one of the most important motor shows worldwide. Audi unveils its new high-performance sportscar there – it’s also interesting for me to see this new generation for the first time. On top of this comes the fact that I have a special relationship with the R8, because at the annual street race in Macau I have contested some fascinating races in the R8 LMS and won three times in succession.

The DTM season starts in May. How did you prepare for your fifth season and what are your goals?

As always, my physical fitness was the focus. I kept up my fitness workload and the Audi winter camp was on the agenda in February. I feel well prepared. While I was on holiday in Thailand over the winter, I was able to switch off completely and recharge the batteries. I’ll be perfectly honest about my ambitions: In 2015, I intend to fulfil the goals from 2014 that I should have achieved in 2013, because in 2012 I made a promise about what I’d already thought about in 2011.

Before the races begin, you still have a rather unusual PR appointment in your calendar.

It still a bit of a secret. However, at the end of March, I’ll be involved in a very spectacular event in Dubai with an Audi. Something I’ve never done before. It won’t just be about cars, but also an acrobatic element. Wait and see!

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