Mario has no doubt why he is a racer. "I was born to the roar of the engines! Thanks to my father and my brothers, riders and fans too, slowly I was able to follow what later became my dream to become a professional rider."
At school he enjoys Geography and in his free time, cycling and video games. What he really loves though is the dream of following his heroes Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi. "I believe the opportunity afforded by the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup is the best way to go achieve my dream."
"My goal is to get to confront the strongest riders in the world and why not even get to put the wheels in front of them. Then to win a World Championship would be the best and I will try to take advantage of all the opportunities that present themselves to me to make it."