Gabriele Tarquini: 50 not out

Gabriele Tarquini: 50 not out

Gabriele Tarquini may have turned 50 a week before the 2012 World Touring Car Championship's Monza opener but, as he tells Peter Mills, his racing appetite and focus remain as strong as ever...

Gabriele Tarquini may have turned 50 last week, but he's reticent to dwell on it. At the opening round of the World Touring Car Championship at Monza, the 2009 WTCC champion is focused only on extracting the utmost from his privately funded SEAT Leon.

Tarquini will be compelled to operate at his best in order to stand a fighting chance of a strong result at his home race – especially with initial testing on Thursday alluding to the Leon's factory Chevrolet opposition being resiliently dominant.

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