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90 Seconds with Manor Driver, Matt Rao

What would you be if not a racing driver?

 

I think with my degree the ideal choice would be to go and be an engineer but since my family has a slight obsession with the aviation industry, I think I'd have ended up as a fighter pilot. 

 

Do you have any pre-race superstitions?

 

Not just for pre race but I always put my left sock on first, I don't know why but it's something my brother once told me was lucky and I've done it ever since.

 

What is your favourite racing circuit?

 

It's a little car dependant, in the LMP2 Le Mans was spectacular and a real pleasure to drive, but in something with a little less power and less grip a place like Oulton park is fantastic.

 

Who do you admire the most?

I'd have to say my parents, they've worked so hard to give my family and I a great opportunity and great head start and I can't thank them enough for allowing me to pursue my dreams. 

Favourite food?

 

That's another one where it really depends on what I'm craving, sushi and Japanese good is always a favourite of mine, but I won't say no to a really good Indian.

 

Which other series would you like to race in?

 

Racing in the WEC was always a dream of mine but if I were to choose another series it would be DTM or V8 Supercars.

 

What road car do you drive?

 

I drive a 135i Bmw 1 series coupe. 

 

Most memorable racing moment?

 

Racing at  Le Mans was a real bucket list moment, even though it was a great race in the end I don't think I'll ever forget that week. 

 

Do you have any tattoo's, if so what and where (be honest!)?

 

No ink on me Unfortunately