On the racing tracks since the age of 10, in 1999 he was elected “Student of the Year” at the most important European driving school, which launches him directly into the motorsport world.
From the Ferrari challenge, to the GT Maserati, to the Alfa Romeo. He defines himself as a “working class” pilot, 3 years ago he finally fulfills his lifetime dream as he defines himself he reaches and fulfills his dream as a child, 3 years ago competing in the prestigious race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Giorgio is also a driver coach and mentor for other young drivers.
“I dreamt about the 24 hours of Le Mans since I was a child, every time I am there I have to pinch myself because for me it is still all so unbelievable.”
Solo vs Team
His childhood was practically spent between the tracks and racing cars as his father Renzo was a very well known rally car coach, at ten years old Giorgio made his debut in the Go-Kart world. From that moment onwards, Giorgio’s career has been intense and brimmed with successes. 2012 represents for him an exciting year introducing Giorgio to his most important challenge of his career: the 24 Hours of Le Mans, starting with the “Road to Le Mans” an ambitious program, shared with the driver and entrepreneur Roberto Lacorte, to reach the most important race in the World. In 2017 Giorgio and his two teammates, Roberto Lacorte and Andrea Belicchi, conquer the 9th place overall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. During the same year the team is also involved in the European Le Mans Series where they win 2 Top 5 in the championship. 2018 is a complete relaunch of the same challenge: European Le Mans Series and 24 Hours of Le Mans, totally represented by a unique solely Italian team.
We’ve always been told that the feeling of insecurity is negative and limiting therefore should not be exposed. What if this wasn’t the case? What if that feeling of inadequacy and lack were the impulse to go beyond our limits? What if this propelled the need to improve ourselves and do more and more raising the bar a little higher?
This is exactly Giorgios’ experience, as he defines himself a “working class driver”, who has raced in all categories, from the lowest to the Sport Prototype used in endurance races. Today he is one of the 24 Hours of Le Mans drivers, the hardest race that exists, “the Oscar of motoring”, defined by those of the industry as – the race that requires 101% of your being to perform for 24 hours, during day and night.
Giorgio arrives at this epic race almost by chance: in 2012 he is a well-known driver of the single-race championships Granturismo, he won most of the competitions in the category, he can easily continue to win remaining in his comfort area where he is recognized and appreciated. But something is missing: to understand what kind of a driver he is, what he can achieve, up to where he can push himself, an opportunity to prove to himself of what is really worth, to transform that insecurity, which makes him think he is not capable, to a feeling of profound personal satisfaction.
The opportunity comes when an ambitious businessman asks him to help him realize his dream of running the 24 Hours of Le Mans as a “gentleman”, meaning as “non-professional”, who needs an experienced driver to follow him in order to compete in this long approach path. And this becomes the perfect opportunity for Giorgio to test the longest and most fascinating race in the world, on his skin, a test of courage and strength, where he has no choice but to invest and give his whole 101%.