Jochen Mass: The first time I raced, I remember it clearly, because it was a GTA, the Alpha. It was exactly what I had thought it would be. It was funny when I drove it, I thought it was a déjà-vu. I had mentally prepared myself long before that. It was very interesting and revealing. Driving nicely was the key thing, and driving aesthetically. I thought if I drive nicely and beautifully, I would drive quicker than the others.
Carmen Jorda: I remember my first time very well. I was eleven years old. My dad got his old go-cart, the ones that have a button for the fuel. I remember that my dad prepared it and he said, “I am going to try it for my daughters and I am going to bring it here in the parking”. My sister didn’t like it at all, but I jumped in it and asked, “What is this? Can we go to a track and do something with it?” I still remember this moment so vividly. I felt from then on that the speed and the adrenaline of racing were going to be part of my life.
Jochen Mass: You obviously have the talent, otherwise you would have never experienced that in that way. You already had worked it out…
Carmen Jorda: You know it’s something very funny. My dad was a driver himself, and when I was five years old, he took me to drive with the bumper cars.
Jochen Mass: Bumper cars?