Sasol BMW: Gennaro Bonafede

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GTC Africa Sasol Racing

NAME
Gennaro Bonafede

FACEBOOK
gennaro.bonafede

TWITTER
@gennaro.bonafede

INSTAGRAM
@gennarobonafede

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
1998 Cadet Karting.
2004 Junior Max Karting.
4th in 2006 Rok Karting World Championships.

PREVIOUS TEAM/S
Audi Sasolracing (2014-2015), VW Ferodo Racing (2008-2013).

HOMETOWN
Joburg.

CURRENTLY LIVE IN:
Joburg.

DREAM CAR
Mclaren P1 GTR.

FAVOURITE DRIVING TRIP
The twisty mountainous roads of Sabie/Whiteriver near Nelspruit.

DREAM ROAD TRIP
Through and over the Swiss Alps. A trip from Milan to the southern parts of Germany.

YEARS RACING
20 years.

CATEGORIES OF RACING
Karting, VW Polo Cup, Production Cars.

EARLIEST RACING / CAR MEMORIES
When I started racing 50cc karts at the age of 6. I had red duck tape on my left foot for “Brake” and green duck tape on my right foot for “Go”. My father made sure I knew.

FAVOURITE SERIES TO FOLLOW
Australian V8 Supercars, Blancpain GT Championship.

FAV EVER RACING DRIVER
Sebastian Loeb

COMPARE YOUR RACING STYLE TO WHICH DRIVER?
Daniel Ricciardo

FASTEST CAR EVER DRIVEN
Racing Car: Ferrari 430 GT3. Road Car: 1000hp Nissan GTR.

SCARIEST RACING MOMENT
My first Polo Cup race at Kyalami. I was 16yrs old and 24th on the 32-car grid. It was the most daunting race ever. It was like being in the middle of a swarm of bees.

FAV RACING VICTORY
My first win in Class A Production cars. It was the last race of the 2013 Season and there was a typical Johannesburg thunderstorm. I started second last and managed to adapt to the conditions quickly and to win the race by a large distance in ridiculous conditions. I’ll never forget that.

FAV LOCAL RACING TRACK
Kyalami. Incredible track with all sorts of hidden challenges.

FAV INTERNATIONAL RACING TRACK
I was fortunate to race at Hockenheim in Germany in 2007. It was world class.

MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO…
I can’t wait to drive the new cars and to represent my new brand.

EXPECTATIONS
I think it will be a very tough season. All the drivers are world class and it will come down to which team and driver can adapt quick enough to the car and it’s setup.

PREDICT YOUR MOST COMPETITIVE GTC DRIVING RIVAL
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PREDICT YOUR MOST COMPETITIVE GTC DRIVING RIVAL
Michael Stephen

PREDICT YOUR BIGGEST GTC RIVAL TEAM
Engen Audi Team

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