Marco Benedetti - Movie maker
When spending time together, Marco is often the one capturing these moments on film. His latest movie, which is dedicated to capturing the special relationship between the 4 friends, is something special. From “Lungo” to “Tappo” (the latter meaning cork), Danilo’s friendship with Marco is also a special one.
“Marco became a very good friend over the years. He doesn’t really live that far from me, but in another region; Marche. Everybody calls him “Tappo” (the translation is cork because he’s not really tall) and just from that, you can understand that he’s very funny. He loves motocross and he came from the off-road world. I’m very passionate about off-road racing, and we already had some mutual friends before we got to know each other better.”
“In 2015, that was the first time that we worked together in Mugello, but our best work has always been outside the MotoGP world. Marco absolutely loves his work, and this means that he always puts extra effort in making it amazing. Outside the MotoGP paddock, we are always free to film whatever we want, and we create very funny and sometimes emotional videos and photos. I always feel quite amazed by him because he really has a different point of view creating a video. There is no standard way for Marco, as he always wants to create something extraordinary. I think he makes the difference by doing that.
Besides that, he’s really good at listening to people and what they want. When we’re not working, the fun continues and we enjoy having dinner with our friends. Marco is another good person met along this long journey about bikes and racing.”
Danilo Petrucci - MotoGP Racer
When not travelling the world and riding his factory Ducati in the MotoGP championship, Danilo spends his time at home in the beautiful landscape of Terni, in the region of Umbria. To stay in shape, and have some fun as well, Danilo can be found on the motocross tracks in Umbria and surrounding regions of Marche, Tuscany, and Emilia Romagna. These are the places where the four friends like to get together to train and work, but above all, to have a lot of fun.
Marco describes Danilo as a good person with a very big heart. “For me, he is genuinely the most correct person I know. Alex is also a true friend and we often help each other in our work. This type of “teamwork” brings a lot of positive energy. We have so much fun, but besides that, we also understand each other and what our goals are. Enrico can best be described as “a madman.” Of course, in the most positive sense of the term. Our friendship is strong. There is a great respect among us, and I am proud to be able to call these guys my friends.”
Alex Farinelli - Photographer
Via Instagram (@revit_racing) and our Race Report newsletter publications, we keep you up to date on the latest news from the world of MotoGP and WSBK. But did you know it is actually Alex who’s behind the camera of all the amazing images you see? They say a picture is worth a 1000 words and like no other, Alex knows exactly how to capture the moment. Whether it’s the perfect action shot, the determination in the eyes of the rider, the joy of winning a race, or despair of a weekend that didn’t go as planned. Both Alex and Marco work behind the lenses and definitely see each other’s strengths.
Marco says, “Alex is a great professional. He brought a breath of fresh air to MotoGP as far as photography is concerned. He is very ambitious, and you can tell that he really pushes himself to improve more and more. But besides the fact that he is a professional, he is also a good person and always there to help wherever he can. I can always ask him for advice or if I have questions about his photos, then he always takes time out of his day to talk to me. I see Alex as an example. He works hard and because of this, was able to work in the highest level of motorsports. I mainly work in the off-road series and work with some of the best athletes in the world. His desire to never give up, even though there are sometimes moment that things can get tough, makes us very similar.”