If my father would not have been running a motorbike business in Italy, I don’t think it would have crossed my mind to get into motorbike racing. At the age of 6, I was riding an orange Italjet with stabilizers. Later, at the age of 15, I started competing in enduro races in Northern Italy with a Kram-It 80cc. Few years later I followed my dad’s advice and changed category by riding a Yamaha XT 250cc. I stopped racing in 1994 at the age of 23. It was not just me, but also my father and my brother who enthusiastically participated in this sport. In that sense, we were quite a remarkable family. My father who was racing until his 50s, my brother Stefan who now at the age of 46 is still active and successful also abroad, and me, the young lady who was always curious to try new things – all of us supported by my lovely mother. In this article I would like to share my lessons learnt in off road racing.