Gianfranco Mazzaferro, a member of the Ferrolati Corse Karting Team, completed the triple play by taking the Coupe de Quebec title this past weekend at the Karting Grand Mere circuit. Needing to only complete the prefinal, the talented 12-year-old swept the weekend taking pole, prefinal and winning the final. This makes three major titles for Mazzaferro as he caps off a stellar 2012 campaign. For Mazzaferro, the Coupe de Quebec title joins the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship title and the coveted ASN Canada FIA Canadian Karting National Rotax Mini Max Championship title. To complete three major wins in one season takes a huge amount of support and effort. The Ferrolati Corse Karting team worked all season to support GF as he made his historic run of three titles.
“Winning the championship in my home province is very special. The Coupe de Quebec Championship is hard fought every year and I can’t think of a better way to end the season,” comments Mazzaferro. “The weekend went better then planned and we were quick right off the start. I have been running the Zanardi Kart from SH Karting all season long it has been amazing at all the tracks we go to. I want to thank Nick, Alex, Garett and everyone involved with the team for all of their help. I could not have done with out their help.”
Taking in his final Mini Max race, Mazzaferro was focused on one thing; a third title. In timed qualifying it was GF setting the pace with the fastest lap to take pole position for the prefinal. In the prefinal sprint race it was GF leading from the drop of the green flag to take the win and set fast lap of the session. With the points from the prefinal Mazzaferro locked up the title and could sit out the final race. Looking to grab the win for team, GF put his kart on the grid and was ready to race for his crew and end the season in Canada with the win. The final was a nice run for the young racer as he took command early, led all the laps and came home P1, setting another fast lap in the process.
“We are so proud of Gianfranco. He has accomplished a lot this year and has improved tremendously,” comments parents Michael and Claudia. “We really feel that he gave it his all and his results proved it! He is ready for the next step. Moving up to Junior in January.”
GF and the Ferrolati Corse Karting Team will now begin preparations for 2012 SuperKarts USA SuperNationals taking place at the Rio Hotel and Suites in Las Vegas, Nevada in November. A series of testing and development will take the crew south and then west as they look to continue their success at the biggest kart race in North America.