How Rad Are You: Mirko Bortolotti

Meet Mirko who is a Lamborghini Factory Driver and Ambassador. He is currently competing in some of the major GT championships worldwide such as IMSA, Blancpain GT and ADAC GT Masters. 

Discover more below:  

IN ALL SERIOUSNESS:

Where are you from?

Born in Italy, living in Austria. 

Describe yourself in 3 words:

Straightforward - Ambitious - Self-critic

What's the best part about your sport?

Watching my teammates drive of course.. but I also like new sticker tires and low fuel to be fair.

How did you start racing?

I was 5 years old and I had the desire to go fast. I fell on my face a bit too often on the bike, so it was clear to my dad that I needed 4 wheels.

Favourite track(s)?

Brands Hatch GP and Sebring.

Greatest accomplishment yet as an Athlete? 

Winning the Rolex 24 at Daytona back-to-back and topping it off with that dramatic Sebring 12 Hours win earlier this year. Someone told me that they call it the 36 Hours of Florida.. Quite Rad I guess considering the complexity of our class.

Do you have a pre-race ritual and/or superstition?

No superstition but some rituals such as putting on my left glove first and listen to "A State of Moradness" of course!

If you were not racing, what would you do as a career?

I'd be competing in some other sports such as soccer or tennis or run my own sports management company. 

What does the word "Rad" mean to you?

When they say it's impossible and you show them it's not!

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OUTSIDE TRACK LIMITS: 

What’s your guiltiest pleasure?

I actually have two. The first one is tenderloin Steak medium-rare, with french fries, ketchup, mayo and beer. The second one is every time Juventus lose a Champions League final. 

What’s something you wish you didn’t spend so much money on?

iPads, iPhones and cars.

Favourite app?

Google Maps. Instagram is far too mainstream.

Most played song at the moment?

"Butterfly effect" - Travis Scott

What are you best known for?

Full sends.

What would your pet say about you?

Woof Woof Woof ;)

Who’s one person or company you think everyone should be following on social media?

@lamborghini of course. Do you really want me to explain? 

Which Moradness hat is your favourite? 

Daytona 24 Gold, but I can't wear it. Congrats to Mr Espresso once again on that deserved win!

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*You can follow Mirko on Instagram @Mirkobortolotti


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