The Ruote Classiche Club in Prato is vey active in organizing unforgettable events with key protagonist of the Italian and international motorsport scene, events that unmistakably go to the roots of traditional motorsport values of talent, growth, commitment and continuous improvement.  On May 19th the event has seen as protagonist of the evening Thierry Boutsen: 164 F1 World Championship Gran Prix, 3 F1 wins, 15 F1 podiums.

He also raced in many other categories in Europe and also the USA showing a remarkable versatility and winning in any category he has raced.  His career is truly unique because he started racing late (18 years old, he had to wait for a driving license first) and coming from a small country (Belgium) he never had solid financial backing. Nevertheless he always made the best of what he actually had appreciating the fact that from such humble beginning racing for 10 years (1983-1993) in F1 has been already a key achievement.

Data shows that he could have have achieved much more in his F1 career given he had more support financial or technical support yet he does not regret anything: Boutsen has a winning mentality, focusing on the positive side and appreciating than anything is ‘character building’. Even luck is not a factor to him, luck is just a matter of opportunities passing by and simply being ready to catch them. No doubt he has been utilizing this mindset to achieve results not only in motorsport but also in the florid career in executive aviation he has undertaken as an entrepreneur since many years. It has been a pleasure to listen to him talking about grit, determination, his very close friendship with Senna (beyond racing) with his unmistakable sense of flair and elegance.

We spoke about the fact that a book about his career and approach to life would be well worth it, he keeps being too busy to focus on it right now, but eventually he will also get this goal done to the benefit of many people that will have the opportunity to appreciate the the timeless wisdom of a man besides the achievements and talent of the race driver.


Mika Hakkinen to me represents an indiscussed top talent, crowned with 2 F1 World Championships, and most of all values of sportsmanship, straightforwardness and humbleness that are dear to me. This is all still very evident while a follows the career of his younger children on karting tracks … We were born in the same year, 1968…


“Athletica organized an intensive camp for Proracing Motorsport Academy riders and MindUP Enhacment Psychology ® contributed to the camp with a first assessment at the basis of integrated mental training in synergy with all the other activities of the Academy co-founded by Gianciacolo Fisichella and Marco Cioci.

All this in total synergy with the training and physical activities organized by Athletica. Integrated and innovative methods, concreteness, operational and research synergies between various specialist skills; all of this is put at the service of the development and growth of young talents from all over the world.”

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Automotive when art meets science: Pagani

I have had the opportunity to visit officially, as VP of RPM Network Business Development, ( representing AICA an association RPM is member of), the Pagani factory.

Every time I visit the place it truly represents the values that Horacio Pagani has set inspired by Leonardo da Vinci: art and science.

The mix is also quite evident in the latest unique racing machine, the Zonda Revo Barchetta.

Riccardo represents RPM Motorsport network at the kick-off of TACC program IV Edition

On behalf of RPM, Riccardo Paterni has made a presentation during the kick-off event relevant to the IV Edition of TACC Program UNIMORE .

The program this edition features 48 students from several countries and with several academic backgrounds, its aim is to stimulate the development of start-ups relevant to the changes, evolutions and revolutions in the mobility field.



RPM will cooperate with the program to share experiences, expertise and insights with the students.

Qarrar Firhand’s ascent phase continues supported by MindUP Enhancement Psychology ®

Quarrar Firhand, LA Motorsport, took a solid fifth place in the ROK SUPERFINAL 2022 MINI category at the South Garda Karting track in Lonato. There were 84 category participants in the Superfinal and Quarrar always managed to stand out in the top positions during qualifying, eliminatory heats, semi-final and final heats.

Congratulations to Quarrar whom is gradually becoming more and more familiar with the dynamics of our integrated mental training method; we are increasingly focusing to customize the method execution to the needs and opportunities for growth and development that this very young Indonesian talent is showing.

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