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Great Britain

Audi R8 LMS GT3

Width (mm) 1994
Height (mm) 1195
Wheelbase (mm) 2652
Fuel tank capacity 120 litres
Chassis/body Aluminium
Engine

Engine 90° V10 DOHC 4 valves per cylinder

Race power approx

365-412kW*

Max torque approx

500 Nm

Displacement

5200 ccm

Power/Weight ratio

2,5 kg / Hp

Transmission

Rear wheel drive
Sequential6-speed gearbox with shift paddles

Suspension

Independent double wishbone
suspension damper strut with coil
spring (Eibach) adjustable dampers (Bilstein)

Tyres

Front: 27/65 18' | Back: 31/71 18'

 

We all know he's a talented racer, but beyond that who's Fabio Onidi? Let's try to learn more about him with a little interview...

 

So Fabio, where it all started? How the fire, the passion for motorsport, was ignited?

"Well, I drove a kart for the first time in an indoor facility were my father used to go himself. He always loved cars and motoring, and so he introduced me to that world when I

was around 11 years-old. I liked it, in a few laps I was already faster than him, and so we started going there more often. Then came the next step: renting the kart all the time

was getting expensive, so we decided to buy one ourselves, and I started lapping even more often. The owner of the kartodrome saw how quickly I was progressing and told my father

that I was ready for a race. I started from regional races, then I got to Open Masters and to the Italian Championship".

 

Let's put the driving aside for a bit. What do you do in your "normal" life, when you aren't racing?

"I help in the family business: we have some hotels, and I'm coordinating all the reception and welcome activities.

 

What's your educational background?

"I graduated in accounting, but I wasn't too much of a good student. Usually my grades were bad until April, and from then on I was running to recover and end the year with some

decent marks. But I wasn't a bad guy, from a behaviour point of view I was always very calm and polite, that's how I am".

 

Let's come to friends, do you have many?

"I wouldn't say that. Motorsport doesn't help because you do it in the weekend, so you aren't there while the others are going out and having fun. Furthermore, I'm a bit wary

myself, it takes time for me to call somebody a 'friend'. So I have some longtime friends that I really like, and I try to pass some time with them whenever I get a chance".

 

More difficult. Friends in motorsport?

"Not at all. It's just not possible. Sometimes you get a team-mate you like, and that's better than nothing, but it's impossible to be friends. I prefere it to be rivals and stop

also to avoid strange complications. Imagine a situation where the driver in front of you is a friend and you see a tight gap: what do you do? You go for it with an hard move or

not? I don't want to be in the condition to choose between frienship and gaining one place. I've seen it happen, it's always bad".

 

Other passions besides motorsport?

"I really love the sea and everything comes with it. I have a rubber dinghy, a big one, and I love using it to go out with friends for the whole day. I also do every kind of water sport: water-skying, free-style, aquabikes, and I even have a scuba diving licence".

 

And in the winter?

"In the winter I choose mountains. I am a boarder and I'm doing a bit of everything, from downhill to tricks".

Speaking about music, what's your favourite kind?

"Music is another one of my big passions, I am some kind of hi-fi anorack, I really love looking for the best systems out there and I'm pretty fond of what I have both at home and in my car. I listen and enjoy nearly any kind of music, I would say that Italian hip-hop is the only one I can't stand, but I'm more or less fine with everything else. Jazz is probably my favourite".

 

We know that you also have two dogs...

"And it's passion again! You know, one of my dreams for the future is a big villa with a huge garden and many, many dogs. Now I have two, both are crossbreed.

My family has a long story with dogs, a long time ago my parents were breeding German Sheperds and they were very good at it, they even had the italian champion in their stable. But the bad thing with dogs is that they also die, and it's too hard when you have so many and you love all of them. So my parents stopped, and for 20 years there were no dogs at all in my house.

Anyway it couldn't last forever: some summers ago we went on holiday in Lampedusa and on that island is litterally full of dogs. Most of them are stray ones, and as the days were passing we were gettimg more and more eager to bring one home. In the end we went to the dog pound and saw Honey, a beautiful Labrador crossbreed that was looking at us.

Some days later she was at home with us, and now she also has a lifeguard licence!

Dodo, the other one, arrived last summer, when I was in Riccione. I saw him when he was a puppy, and I just couldn't resist. He's very very active, a little hooligan, but that's also why I like him".

 

Speaking about girls, what's your preference?

"Brunettes, and I really love curly-haired girls. I think I've never been with a blonde girl in my life, they just don't get my attention. I won't say more because I have a girlfriend now, and I'm really happy".

 

Tell us about your city, Milan.

"I love it, it's home and it feels like every time I get back. It's not an easy city to live in, you get traffic jams, chaos at times, but it's the pulsing heart of Italy, whatever you're looking for, you will find it in Milan. For a young boy it's an amazing place to grow".

I.S.R. Racing

I.S.R. Racing was found in 1993 by Mr. Igor Salaquarda. Company´s main stream of the business is compilation and preparation of racing cars.

The team's results

1993 – 95

Development of Peugeot 306 Cup management and organization of Peugeot Cup racing

1996

MM ČR - driver Josef Venc Audi A4 1st place

1997

FIA Middle European Championship driver Josef Venc Audi A4 1st place

1998

FIA Middle European Championship driver Josef Venc Audi A4 1st place

1999 – 00

building of a new 500 m2 workshop for the preparation of racing cars with the staffs up to five racing cars together and with sufficient capacity of technical and mechanic staffs.

2000

Champion of Czech republic
driver Antonín Charouz
Audi A4 quattro

2001

Championship FIA GT 
T. Enge,
J. Wilson - Porsche GT – 3rd placeMagny-Cours

Champion of Czech republic
jezdec Antonín Charouz - Porsche GT3R

2002

Championship European Championship Formule 3000
Jarek Janiš - 3 rd place of all
Yanick Schroeder - 5th place of all
Team ISR 2nd place among of all teams

2003

Championship FIA Formule 3000
Jarek Janiš - 8th place of all
Yanick Schroeder - 12th place of all
Team ISR 6th place among of all teams

2003

formule BMW ADAC
Filip Salaquarda - 13th place of all
Erik Janiš – 20th place of all

2004

Recaro Formule 3 CUP
Filip Salaquarda

2005 – 2006

Formule 3 Euroseries 
Filip Salaquarda

2007

International Formula Master
Maximilian Goetz
Nick De Bruijn
Erik Janiš

2008

International Formula Master
Filip Salaquarda
Tim Sandtler

2009

International Formula Master
Alexander Rossi – 4th place of all, 1st place in rookies
Erik Janiš – 6th place of all
Team ISR 3rd place among of all teams

2010

World Series by Renault 3,5
Esteban Guerrieri – 2nd place of all
Filip Salaquarda – 11th place of all
Team ISR 2nd place among of all teams

2011

World Series by Renault 3,5
Daniel Ricciardo – 3rd place of all
Nathanael Berthon
Team ISR 3rd place among of all teams

2012

World Series by Renault 3,5
Sam Bird – 3rd place of all
Jake Rosenzweig
Team ISR 4th place among of all teams

2015
BLANCPAIN ENDURANCE SERIES

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MONZA / ITALY
11 - 12 APRIL 2015

Great Britain Brands Hatch

SILVERSTONE / GREAT BRITAIN
23 - 24 MAY 2015

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CIRCUIT PAUL RICARD / FRANCE
19 - 20 JUNE 2015

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24 HOURS OF SPA / BELGIUM
(TEST DAY) 24 JUNE 2015

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24 HOURS OF SPA / BELGIUM
23 - 26 JULY 2015

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NÜRBURGRING / GERMANY
19 - 20 SEPTEMBER 2015