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Giorgio Maggi: Drift training and snowshoeing by way of preparation

Full throttle through the winter break: Switzerland’s Giorgio Maggi made full use of the race-free months to prepare for the forthcoming 2015 season. The varied training programme for the precocious young talent included plenty of physical exercise and work on refining his driving skills.

Maggi worked with his personal coach Christian Riedi ( and more recently with Otmar Keller ( on getting himself into peak condition.

But the fun factor certainly wasn’t neglected as he prepared for the challenges ahead. In the last few days, Maggi met up with some fellow Swiss racing drivers for a snowshoeing session. He swapped info and insights with the other drivers and was able to learn from their experiences.

A special thrill for the 17-year-old was the drift training together with Hans Schori (, winner of the 2011 Swiss mountain championship. At the wheel of a Mitsubishi Evo RS, Maggi performed fast laps on ice and snow in the Eventcenter Seelisberg.

“It was a very special experience for me,” Maggi said. “I’m normally pushing an open-wheel single-seater to its limits, so driving a Mitsubishi on ice was something I had to get used to. I quickly acclimatised myself to the conditions and have once again learned something new about motorsport. I can certainly benefit from this in the 2015 campaign. And anyway, the drift-training course was a lot of fun. Now I’m look forward even more to the new season!”



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