2014 speaker and racecar driver Dion Von Moltke gives us some insight on what exactly a driver is thinking during a race.
Dion von Moltke is an American professional racecar driver and international business student at FIU. Moltke rounds a race track at speeds that reach almost 200 miles per hour, pulling 4 to 5 Gs at every turn. He started racing karts when he was 13 years old, turned professional at 17 and has since competed in some of the world’s most prestigious racing series. He has multiple wins in Skip Barber, Grand-Am and the American Le Mans series. In 2013, he took home two first-place trophies at the legendary 12 Hours of Sebring and the Daytona 24 Hour race. He is currently signed for the full Tudor United Sports Car season as lead driver in the No. 35 Flying Lizard Motorsports Audi R8 LMS. Von Moltke is also a highly popular driver instructor, focusing on all aspects of peak performance, and has developed a coaching program called “Perform 360.” Born in Texas to South African parents, he lived in Sydney and Los Angeles before moving to Miami.