I have written this post several times over the past few weeks. In most cases, every version of this article has been trashed. I could say it was because I didn’t want to jinx anything. But, I think it had more to do with the fact that I still found it hard to believe – dreams do come true. Even now, sitting here in Valencia, I do on occasion pinch myself, just so I know I am not dreaming.
In May this year, I wrote an article on Joan Lascorz, the SBK Kawasaki racer. It was an article I struggled to write, but in so many ways, it wrote itself. I submitted Speed and Strength for Eni’s Energy for Success 2012 award. It has won the award in the ‘under 36’ category. And now I am here, in Valencia, for the final race of the season, and more importantly, to receive the award.
It is without doubt an incredible honour. Eni is a prominent multinational that has a strong presence in the world of motorcycle racing. It has constituted the awards and Italo Cucci chaired the commission. Eni has chosen the award winners in its sole discretion. The ceremony will take place tomorrow, November 10, at Valencia on the eve of the final race of the season.
The other awards are:
Best newspaper article: Paolo Gozzi
Best essay on journalism Francesco Talanti
Best Cinematography: Jarno Zaffelli
You can read the article I wrote on Joan Lascorz here.
Watch this space for a more detailed post and articles on the Eni – Energy for Success Press Awards and the final race of the season!
P.S. The forecast suggests a rainy day on track and as I sat at a café this evening, the heavens opened and it poured. Remember the last time it rained this season? Here’s to a safe and a superb finale to the season.