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23/02/2017

Bonanomi 3rd at Monza Rally Show

Marco finished on the podium with two legends of MotoGP and Rally.it was an hard and intense fight till the last stage on sunday morning between the local hero Marco, Dani Sordo and Valentino Rossi.The driver from Lecco won two stages on saturday and closed the gap from the leader to 4seconds but on sunday due to a wrong tire choice He lost the chance to clinch his first win at the Rally.Despite that, Marco was very happy of the result with a non-official

12/12/2017

Bonanomi 3rd a Monza Rally Show

13/10/2015

IN THE LAST ROUND OF BLANCPAIN SPRINT SERIES MARCO BONANOMI FINISHED FOURTH CLOSE TO THE PODIUM

With the latest round of the Blancpain Sprint Series at Zandvoort Circuit, in the Netherlands, Marco Bonanomi come to the end of his motorsport season. A long and busy year, in which the driver from Lecco never shy away from challenges with determination, strength, will and passion. A season rich of emotions, between ups and downs, but with a constant growth, at the end of which he conquered the best result of the year. The race at Zandvoort was

09/10/2015

TOP TEN FOR MARCO BONANOMI IN THE SECOND HOME RACE. LIGHTS ON THE LAST ROUND OF THE BLANCPAIN SPRINT SERIES

We are at the end of this 2015 season. Months of passions, challenges, struggles, training and effort, but also of satisfaction, growth and good results. Last weekend Marco Bonanomi raced at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli his second home race.A tough weekend for the driver from Lecco, on track with the Audi R8 LMS ultra of ISR Racing Team along with the Czech driver Filip Salaquarda. After the sixth time in the first practice session and a

12/09/2015

MARCO BONANOMI MISSES TOP TEN IN THE FIFTH ROUND OF BLANCPAIN SPRINT SERIES

Last Sunday was raced at the Circuit of Algarve, in Portimao, the fifth round of the Blancpain Sprint Series. After a month out of the tracks in which Marco Bonanomi going on training with a specifi preparation and taking part  to some popular triathlon competitions, the driver from Lecco was againon track. A hard weekend during which Marco, with Filip Salaquarda, showed a good growth in terms  of performance, although some 

23/07/2015

BONANOMI ON TRACK FOR THE 24 HOURS OF SPA

This weekend will be one of the most important of the whole season.After the bad luck in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Marco Bonanomi seeks redemption at the Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps, where on Saturday he will race the 24 Hours of Spa, fourth and next to last round of the Blancpain Endurance Series.The rider from Lecco will race with the Audi R8 LMS ultra (number 75) of Team ISR Racing along with Filip Salaquarda and Frederic Vervisch.A long and challenging

29/06/2015

DEMANDING WEEK FOR MARCO BONANOMI WITH THE OFFICIAL TEST OF THE 24 HOURS OF SPA AND THE TRIATHLON COMMINTMENT

No breaks for Marco Bonanomi, who at the end of this month gets in the middle of his season. On saturday 27th, the rider from Lecco was in Sirmione, near Brescia, to take part to the fourth edition of the Garmin TriO Sirmione: a triathlon tough competition, one of the most exciting, in which more than 1.000 athletes and fans fought until the last second. Triathlon is a passion that Marco lives since several years and has now become a very

24/06/2015

TOP TEN FOR MARCO BONANOMI AT PAUL RICARD

Third round of the Blancpain Endurance Series Championship.After the unlucky weekend at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where Bonanomi finished below the podium due to a technical problem, just when he was fighting for the top three, last weekend the rider from Lecco was on track with the Audi R8 LMS ultra of Team ISR Racing. Theatre of this round of the Blancpain was the Paul Ricard, in Le Castellet, in France, one of the most famous circuits in the world.

01/06/2015

MARCO BONANOMI IMMEDIATELY COMPETITIVE IN LE MANS TEST

On Sunday, May 31st, in preparation for the Le Mans 24 Hours, scheduled on June 13th-14th, Marco Bonanomi has been the major player of an intense practice session of about eight hours at the famous French circuit with the R18 e-tron Quattro of Audi Sport.A positive day of testing, despite the variable weather, finished with many satisfactions for the driver from Lecco.An official round with the other two cars of the Ingolstadt’s car company,

22/05/2015

MARCO BONANOMI AT SILVERSTONE FOR THE SECOND ROUND OF THE BLANCPAIN ENDURANCE SERIES

After a moth of the last race at Monza, this weekend the Blancpain Series will be back on track at Silverstone, in Great Britain, for the second round of the Endurance calendar.Located in the county of Northamptonshire, in the north of London, Silverstone is well-known because on this track took place, on May 13th 1950, the first race of the Formula 1 World Championship.Also this weekend the uncertain weather conditions will be the master, with a

08/05/2015

MARCO BONANOMI AT BRANDS HATCH FOR THE SECOND ROUND OF THE BLANCPAIN SPRINT SERIES

Third round of the Blancpain Championship. After the race in Nogaro (Sprint) and the round at the historic Monza Circuit (Endurance), home race for Bonanomi, this weekend Marco will race in England, at Brands Hatch, the second race scheduled in the Sprint calendar. The circuit is well-known as one of the most technical in Britain. Built in a natural amphitheater, it contains many elevation changes that offer spectators an excellent view of almost

05/05/2015

SPA 6 HOURS: MARCO FINISHED CLOSE TO THE PODIUM

Marco Bonanomi finished close to the podium Spa-Francorchamps 6 Hours race, valid as second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.Despite a slow start, with some success in the Free Practice and the eighth fastest time in Qualifying, Bonanomi recovered positions together with his teammate, the Portuguese Filipe Albuquerque and the German René Rast.At the end of the race, considered a preliminary step before the 24 Hours ofLe Mans,

01/05/2015

MARCO BONANOMI ON TRACK FOR SPA 6 HOURS

Parallel to the Blancpain Endurance and Sprint Series, this weekend Marco Bonanomi will take part to the Spa 6 Hours. Valid as second round of the FIA Endurance Championship (WEC) is considered a preliminary race before the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which is scheduled on June 13th - 14th.The circuit of Spa-Francorchamps is the oldest and most famous track in Belgium: 7 km long, is one of the fastest. Several changes over time, which alloe today numerous

11/04/2015

MARCO BONANOMI AT MONZA CIRCUIT FOR THE FIRST ROUND OF THE BLANCPAIN ENDURANCE SERIES

From Nogaro to the historic Monza Circuit.After the first round of the Blancpain Sprint Series, raced in France during the Easter holidays, finished with a good sixth and seventh positions, this weekend Marco Bonanomi is going to face the first round of the Blancpain Endurance Series.The circuit of Monza is located inside Monza Park and is among the oldest permanent race in the world, along with Indianapolis, Spa, Brooklands and Montlhéry.

03/04/2015

MARCO BONANOMI READY TO GET INTO THE ACTION WITH THE FIRST ROUND OF THE BLANCPAIN SPRINT SERIES

The wait is finally over.Completed the long winter training with an intensive program of training and testing, this weekend Marco Bonanomi is ready to face at Nogaro, in France, his seasonal debut with the first race in the Blancpain Sprint Series.The rider from Lecco will get to the track with the Audi R8 LMS ultra of ISR Racing Team together with the Czech Filip Salaquarda.During this Easter weekend, on Saturday will be race two qualifying sessions,

21/03/2015

MARCO BONANOMI AT AUDI SPORT HEADQUARTER IN NEUBURG, IN GERMANY, FOR THE PRESENTATION OF R18 e-tron quattro

The lights are on this new 2015 season.Even if a calendar full of events, tests, sessions and competitions, on March 19th Marco Bonanomi took part to the official presentation of Audi Sport 2015 season.An exclusive event at the Competence Center Motorsport in Neuburg, in Germany, during which was presented Audi Sport’s new year program and a preview of four racing projects: Audi, LMP, DTM, GT, and the Audi TT Sport Cup. But, above all, was

06/03/2015

MARCO BONANOMI PRONTO PER LA STAGIONE 2015

Non ci sono pause, non esistono stop, non è mai il momento di fermarsi. Dopo un lungo inverno di allenamento e preparazione per essere in piena forma in vista di una nuova stagione, Marco Bonanomi è pronto a rimettersi al volante, carico per un altro anno ricco di altre e avvincenti sfide. Nelle scorse stagioni alcune grandi soddisfazioni: la partecipazione alla 24 Ore di Le Mans con la R18 e-tron Quattro di Audi Sport, alla 6 Ore

02/02/2015

Bonanomi and Salaquarda with I.S.R. in the Blancpain GT Series

The Audi R8 LMS ultra from ISR lined up in the Blancpain Sprint Series will be driven by a top class pairing: Marco Bonanomi (ITA), works driver for the house of the four rings and Filip Salaquarda (CZ). The two drivers will also be competing in the Blancpain Endurance Series alogside with a third driver to be shortly announced.Bonanomi, 29 years old, after competing in karting build a solid career in single seaters starting from Formula Renault

20/12/2014

2015 program confirmed with Audi Sport

Marco will contest again in LeMans 24h and 6h of Spa at the wheel of the Audi e-tron Quattro. The confirmation has arrived at Audi Sport Finale last night in Neckarsulm forum. Marco will drive with two great drivers, the confirmed Filipe Albuquerque and the new LMP driver Renè Rast which won everything with GT cars in the past years. Marco:" It's a great feeling to extend my partnership in Audi family and I'm very pleased to have this

01/08/2014

Spa 24H 2014

Spa 24h race is the biggest endurance race for GT cars and this year just confirmed this fact. Many big accidents and also a red flag just before the night created some confusion on strategy with long safety-car periods.The french team Pro-GT made a good effort into the race and togheter with Marco clinched a positive 7th place in Pro-Am class.The italian joined the french team thanks to Audi Sport that gave the opportunity to him to perform with

20/06/2014

Dramatic retire for Bonanomi in Le Mans

The edition numer 82 of 24 Hours of Le Mans have seen a dramatic end for Marco Bonanomi just after two hours from the start. Major misfortune was suffered by the squad of the third Audi R18 e-tron quattro with Filipe Albuquerque, Marco Bonanomi and Oliver Jarvis. Following a strong early phase, car number ‘3’ during a safety car period in pouring rain, was hit in the rear at high speed by a GT Ferrari driven by Sam Bird on the Hunaudières

09/06/2014

24 Hours of Le Mans 2014, Marco Bonanomi and Audi Sport aim for the podium

The main event of 2014 Marco Bonanomi's racing season is here, the one which he worked hard together Audi Sport in the latest months. It's now time for the edition number 82 of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the most famous race in the world, that this year will see the brand of Ingolstadt opposed to Toyota and Porsche.The official test day of 1st June showed the excellent potential of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro #3 that will be driven by Marco Bonanomi

30/05/2014

Bonanomi and Audi, it's time to fight in Le Mans

Less than three weeks to see the green lights of 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans. The legendary french race is coming and the preparation to be on top is at 100% for Marco Bonanomi and Audi Sport. The italian driver, after the good result achieved in Spa-Francorchamps, has worked hard to be ready for this great event starting from the offiial test, scheduled for sunday 2nd June. For sure it will be a fundamental day for Marco Bonanomi and his team mate

05/05/2014

Marco Bonanomi satisfied for the performance shown in Spa

The 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, second round of FIA World Endurance Campionship, have seen the return of Marco Bonanomi as official Audi Sport driver. The italian  have brought on track a special version of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro, car designed for Le Mans race, specially for the aerodynamic package; this particular configuration was not the best for the belgian circuit but allows to Audi Sport and its drivers to collect some important

30/04/2014

Marco Bonanomi comes back in FIA WEC at Spa-Francorchamps with the Audi R18 e-tron quattro

After a long wait is finally time to feel again the race atmosphere for Marco Bonanomi. The Audi Sport official driver will be on the grid this weekend at Spa-Francorchamps for the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, a very important event in order to prepare the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans, scheduled in June. For this race, the italian driver from Lecco will drive the Audi R18 e-tron quattro "long tail" version, a specific model

01/04/2014

Improved ergonomics for Audi’s WEC drivers

The range of tasks is growing: The Audi drivers not only have to pay the same attention to safety, speed and precision on track as before, but now have to get an exact handle on efficiency as well. The maximum consumption per lap specified by the regulations requires utmost discipline to avoid penalties. To make optimal concentration easier, the drivers’ work in the cockpit should involve as little effort as possible.“Our objective was

03/02/2014

Marco Bonanomi on the third Audi R18 e-tron quattro in 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours

Marco Bonanomi returns to Le Mans. The italian racing driver has been chosen by Audi Sport as official member of german squad for the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours race, scheduled for 14-15 June. For Bonanomi is the best award after the intensive work done in 2013 to develop the new Audi R18 e-tron quattro prototype an a return after the 3rd overall place achieved in 2012, ever with Audi Sport. The 29 years old driver will share the Audi LMP1 official race

10/06/2013

Marco Bonanomi at tire premiere

On Saturday 8th June, Marco Bonanomi attended the premiere at Le Mans. Audi partner Michelin presented the future tire generation for the LMP1 sports cars as of 2014. Head of Audi Sport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich answered the media’s questions as well. At the wheel of a dedicated test race car, Audi factory driver Marco Bonanomi tested the new tires on Sunday. With a tread width of 310 millimeters, the width at the front wheels has been reduced by

19/04/2013

Back in LeMans for Michelin tire development at Pre-Test

As of the 2014 season, a fundamentally new set of regulations will apply to sports prototypes. The new elements include a clearly reduced tire size. The smaller dimension corresponds to the current tire dimension for LMP2 sports cars (14 instead of 16 inches overall width, 28 instead of 28.5 inches outer diameter). Other technical aspects of the future race cars significantly differ from this year’s models as well. For the first time, the amount

26/11/2012

Straordinario risultato per l’equipaggio di Cancro Primo Aiuto: quarto assoluto al Rally Monza 2012 e vince il Master show di domenica

Quarti nella classifica generale, secondi nella classifica assoluta della categoria WRC 2 litri e primi nelMaster Show finale sempre nella loro categoria.E' un bilancio straordinario quello ottenuto dall'equipaggio della solidarietà di Cancro Primo Aiuto, composto dal pilota Marco Bonanomi e dall'alpinista Marco Confortola. Soprattutto se si pensa che sono alla loro prima partecipazione alla manifestazione monzese.Con

17/10/2012

Bonanomi and WRT Audi Team bring home Team Title in Blancpain Endurance Series!

Mission accomplished! The Belgian Audi Club Team WRT has achieved the objective sought, to conquer the double title of the second edition of the Blancpain Endurance Series. In a dramatic season finale in Navarra, where the race had to be neutralized and then shortened because of torrential rain, the Belgian squad secured its second Teams’ title in the series.

10/09/2012

Audi and Bonanomi wins at the 24h of Zolder!

Thanks to a perfect strategy, an Audi R8 LMS ultra perfectly reliable, an excellent team work and four drivers having put a faultless performance, the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT, with the Kumpen-Vanthoor-Sandström and Audi factory driver Marco Bonanomi, has won the 24 Hours of Zolder for the second consecutive year. While Anthony Kumpen brings to six his personal record of wins in the race, Audi clinches its fourth success of the year in a 24-hour

30/08/2012

All set down for the 24H of Zolder

After Audi’s overall victories with factory commitments at the Le Mans, Spa and Nürburgring 24 Hours a privateer team is contesting another 24-hour race this year. Like last year, the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT is aiming to win the Zolder 24 Hours. The driver line-up in the Audi R8 LMS ultra at the Belgian team’s home round on September 8 and 9: Anthony Kumpen, five-time winner of this race, and his Belgian compatriot Laurens

01/08/2012

Hard race in Spa 24H

Marco Bonanomi, Audi R8 LMS ultra #2 (Audi Sport Team WRT), retirement: “It was a great race until we retired four hours before the end. But things like this happen and now we’ve got analyze what happened. I’m pleased, though, because we three drivers showed a good performance. The race was extremely tough, particularly in pouring rain at night. The team did a perfect job. The retirement makes me feel particularly sorry for

27/06/2012

La festa al testimonial di Cancro Primo Aiuto Marco Bonanomi per il risultato di Le Mans

Una serata organizzata dalla strepitosa Paola Bonanomi per festeggiare il brillante terzo posto ottenuto alla 24 Ore di Le Mans corsa recentemente sul mitico circuito francese della Sarthe. E’ quella che si è svolta il 26 giugno al ristorante Tiara, presso il Golf Club Lecco di Annone. Protagonista Marco Bonanomi, pilota Audi e testimonial dell’associazione Cancro Primo Aiuto. Un buffet a bordo piscina circondata da quadri

20/06/2012

Bonanomi: "Il podio di Le Mans è allucinante!"

Quella di quest'anno è stata l'ultima 24 Ore di Le Mans per Dindo Capello, ma a quanto pare lo squadrone Audi ha già trovato il suo degno sostituto in Marco Bonanomi. Il pilota italiano, che è stato anche la guida di OmniCorse.it nel viaggio di avvicinamento alla grande classica francese, si è regalato un grande esordio sul Circuito de la Sarthe, conducendo sul terzo gradino del podio

11/06/2012

Audi is ready for the Le Mans 24 Hours

Prepared for Le Mans: Audi Sport Team Joestcompleted scrutineering for the Le Mans 24 Hours as early as on the Sunday before the race. The two Audi R18 e-tron quattro and the two R18 ultra cars perfectly passed the technical inspection.

11/06/2012

At the Le Mans test day held two weeks before the 24-hour race, Audi completed its preparation phase with a wealth of valuable findings. The brand’s first diesel hybrid sports car set the fastest time of the day.

Audi Sport Team Joest made efficient use of the only testing opportunity of the year at Le Mans. The two Audi R18 e-tron quattro and the R18 ultra vehicles covered a total distance of 4,497 kilometers on the circuit that is primarily made up of public roads. From the suspension set-up and aerodynamics through to tire tests, handling of the LMP sports prototypes with varying amounts of fuel and the comparison of the concepts, the engineers gathered