24 hours in a Maser MC Stradale
A yachtsman needs one thing before he sails across the Atlantic: a Pot Noodle. We have a fast Maserati and the clock is ticking...
Posted: 06 Aug 2012
TopGear: What on God's earth motivates you?
Giovanni Soldini: It's something you have inside, driving you to find your limits. At sea, nature is much bigger and much stronger. It's nice to be in a position where you have to be better and faster than it. When I'm sailing a racing boat, inside you feel like you are in a bus going down the mountains [huge laugh], going waaaaahhhhh.... with no road! And no brakes!!! But this sensation is also what you are looking for. The challenge is to arrive at your limit just before you crash. When you are flying along at 35 knots and the boat is out of the water... on one side, you are scared, yes; on the other, you are the happiest man in the world. Or when you are in the Southern Ocean with waves the size of a building... on one side, you are saying, "What am I bloody doing here?"; on the other, you are thinking, "I will never see anything like this again in my life!"