Fabrizio Giovanardi

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Fabrizio Giovanardi
FabrizioGiovanardiAutosportInternational2009.jpg
Giovanardi at the 2009 Autosport International
Nationality  Italian
Born (1966-12-14) 14 December 1966 (age 47)
Sassuolo (Italy)
2014 British Touring Car Championship
Debut season 2006
Current team Airwaves Racing
Car no. 7
Former teams Uniq Racing with Triple Eight
Starts 125
Wins 24
Poles 2
Fastest laps 17
Best finish 1st in 2007, 2008
Previous series
2011
2010, 2013
2008
2006
200506
2002–04
2000–01
199899
1996–97
1995
1991–99
198991
1989
1989
1987–88, 1990
STCC
Superstars Series
V8 Supercars
TC 2000 Championship
WTCC
ETCC
European Super Touring
Super Tourenwagen Cup
Spanish Touring Cars
DTM
Italian Superturismo
International Formula 3000
IMSA GT Championship
Renault 21 European Cup
Italian Formula Three
Championship titles
200708
2002
2000–01
1998–99
1997
1992
BTCC
ETCC
European Super Touring
Italian Superturismo
Spanish Touring Cars
Italian Superturismo Class S2

Fabrizio Giovanardi (born 14 December 1966 in Sassuolo) is an Italian racing driver. During his career he has won eight touring car titles, including European and British crowns. He has spent the majority of his career racing for Alfa Romeo and Vauxhall.

Career[edit]

Formula Three[edit]

After winning both the Italian and World Formula C karting titles for 125cc karts in 1986, Giovanardi stepped up to the Italian Formula Three Championship in 1987, driving a Reynard 873 powered by Alfa Romeo for PreMa Racing, where he scored a podium en route to thirteenth position in the championship. He stayed in the series in 1988, where he secured two wins at Vallelunga and Enna-Pergusa and finished third overall in the championship, a point behind runner-up Mauro Martini and two points behind season champion Emanuele Naspetti. He returned to the series in 1990, competing in a single round.

Formula 3000[edit]

In 1989, Giovanardi switched to International Formula 3000 to compete with First Racing and won the race at Vallelunga. Those were his only points however, as he ended up tenth in the final championship standings; failing to qualify for races at Silverstone, Brands Hatch and Le Mans. He continued in the series in 1990 with First Racing, and again ended up tenth in the championship with a best result of second place at Pau. 1991 was his final season, and finished in a three-way tie for eleventh place.

Super Touring Cars[edit]

Giovanardi dabbled into the Italian Superturismo Championship in the 1991 season, competing in a Peugeot 405. He took five Class S2 victories which set him up for a full campaign in the 1992 season. In his first full season, he was champion in the S2 class taking eight race wins and being crowned champion, his first touring car title. He moved into the main class of the championship with Peugeot in 1993, finishing in the top three overall twice, and winning five races before moving to Nordauto Engineering Alfa Romeo in 1995. In his début season with Alfa, Giovanardi again finished in third place, bettering team-mate Antonio Tamburini in a tie. He also contested one round of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft at the Norisring, driving an Alfa Romeo 155 for the factory Alfa Corse team.

Continuing in the Italian series in 1996, Giovanardi dovetailed his programme with a campaign in the Campeonato de España de Turismo; another series for Super Touring cars. He finished fifth in Italy, and one place lower in Spain, taking five wins over the two series. He would take his second touring car title in 1997, winning the four-race Spanish series; and also finished runner-up to Naspetti in the Italian series. He got the better of Naspetti in 1998, winning the Italian championship in the new Alfa Romeo 156 finishing all bar two races on the podium. Giovanardi and team-mate Nicola Larini made a guest appearance in the German Super Tourenwagen Cup at the Norisring, where they both finished outside the top ten placings in both races.

He repeated as Italian champion in 1999, again beating his BMW rival Naspetti; Giovanardi's advantage at the end of the season was only fifteen points after nineteen rounds. Giovanardi and Larini made a return to the STW at the series' Italian round at Misano, and the Alfa drivers finished 1-2 in the sprint race before both retired in the feature race. The Superturismo was promoted to become the "European Super Touring Cup" in 2000, and again Giovanardi won the title for Nordauto. Consistency was the key for a repeat in 2001, winning just three races en route to a second successive European title.

European/World Touring Car Championship[edit]

Giovanardi (#6) and Giuseppe Cirò collide during the first race at Oschersleben in 2005.

In 2002, the European Touring Car Championship returned as a complete entity using the Super 2000 regulations. The regulation change did not hinder Giovanardi as he won a touring car title for the fifth successive season, again at the wheel of an Alfa Romeo. However, he switched to a Ravaglia Motorsport-run BMW for the 2003 season, but struggled with the rear-wheel-drive car taking only three podiums en route to ninth in the championship. Unsurprisingly, Giovanardi returned to the wheel of an Alfa in 2004 as part of a four-car team by Autodelta, the new name for Nordauto. Giovanardi took a single victory at Valencia as he finished sixth in the championship, finishing behind team-mate Gabriele Tarquini, the first such occasion of Giovanardi being beaten by a team-mate.

With the European series becoming the World Touring Car Championship in 2005 – the first such championship season since 1987 – Giovanardi was part of the Alfa factory outfit, alongside Tarquini, James Thompson and Augusto Farfus, with André Couto joining the quartet at his home round in Macau. Giovanardi took a season-high four victories, as he finished as the highest-placed Alfa Romeo driver in the championship, finishing behind the BMWs of champion Andy Priaulx and Dirk Müller. His final appearance in the series to date came in 2006, when he replaced Pierre-Yves Corthals in Curitiba, Brazil and joined Corthals in Macau for JAS Motorsport; taking a best result of fourth in the opening Macau race.

In 2011, Giovanardi won the European Touring Car Cup at the Salzburgring in Austria. He clinched Hartmann Racing's third consecutive European Touring Car Cup, in a Honda Accord.[1]

British Touring Car Championship[edit]

VX Racing/Triple Eight (2006–2010)[edit]

Giovanardi driving the VX Racing-run Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch during the Oulton Park round in 2006. He is followed closely by Colin Turkington.

With Alfa Romeo pulling out of the WTCC, Giovanardi began searching for a replacement ride for the 2006 season. In late 2005 Giovanardi tested a Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch for the Triple Eight BTCC team at Pembrey in Wales. The team duly signed him, and Tom Chilton up to drive for the team in 2006.[2] Gavin Smith would later join the team, making it a three-car Vauxhall effort.

It was a testing year for the team and Giovanardi, as he came close to a first win at Donington Park before a final-corner collision with West Surrey Racing's Colin Turkington. Giovanardi led into the chicane before an outbraking move by Turkington put him alongside at the apex. Both cut the chicane after the collision, and Turkington got to the line first, taking his second win of the season. Ultimately, his first win – and Vauxhall's 100th in the British Touring Car Championship – came at Knockhill. Fittingly, he was congratulated on live TV by John Cleland, the man who took Vauxhall's first win. He then secured a second win in the series at Brands Hatch; finishing his first BTCC campaign in fifth position, passing James Thompson by a single point at the final meeting of the season at Silverstone. Giovanardi and Chilton both remained with the team into the 2007 season, driving the team's new Vauxhall Vectra in the championship.

Giovanardi driving the VX Racing-run Vauxhall Vectra during the Snetterton round of the 2007 BTCC season.

The Vectra seemed to suit the driving style of Giovanardi better than his young team-mate, with Giovanardi taking ten wins to Chilton's tally of none. Indeed, Giovanardi was involved in a season-long championship battle with SEAT Sport's Jason Plato, with Plato leading 265-256 into the final round, having not finished outside the top eight positions in the first 27 rounds of the championship. In the first two races at Thruxton, Giovanardi led Plato home and thus Plato held a one-point lead going into the final race. With the top seven places reversed on the grid, Plato started sixth and Giovanardi seventh; but it was the Italian who made the quicker progress through the pack, and with his second place compared to Plato's fourth, Giovanardi claimed his first BTCC title by three points.

Giovanardi driving for VX Racing at the Oulton Park round of the 2008 BTCC season.

In 2008, Chilton left for Team Dynamics, and thus Giovanardi was joined by new team-mates Matt Neal (joining from Dynamics) and Tom Onslow-Cole (joining from West Surrey Racing) in a three-car team. Giovanardi was the driver to beat, and sealed the title convincingly at Brands Hatch, with two races to spare; clinching the title with a non-scoring fourteenth position, due to the result of rival Plato (fifth), he could no longer be caught in the title race. Until the first race at Brands, Giovanardi had been on a run of 39 consecutive points finishes which had begun at round 19 of the 2007 season, at Snetterton in late July. He failed to score a top ten finish in the entire round, after failing to start in the second race and finishing eleventh in the final race. His only point came from the fastest lap of the final race. Plato finished third in the championship, as Mat Jackson overhauled his points tally after a good final weekend of the season.

Giovanardi competing in the fourth event of the 2009 BTCC season at Oulton Park.

Giovanardi and Neal were joined at VX Racing by Andrew Jordan for the 2009 season,[3] which would be the final season of manufacturer effort by Vauxhall. Vauxhall cited the economic downturn as the main reason for pulling out at the end of the season.[4] Giovanardi was once again in the running for the title, alongside Turkington and Plato. Indeed, Giovanardi trailed Turkington by thirteen points heading to the final round of the season, held on the Grand Prix circuit at Brands Hatch. By the final race of the afternoon, a three-way title battle was still the situation, as Turkington had 262 points, Giovanardi 258 and Plato 254 – having won the first two races – with a maximum of seventeen points available. A titanic battle for the lead ensued and was not settled until the final lap of the race. Plato won the race becoming the only second driver to win all three races at a BTCC meeting, with Turkington finishing second to win his first title. Giovanardi finished in fourth position, and thus finished third in the championship standings.

Giovanardi struggled to find a top-line drive for the 2010 season, but returned to the BTCC at the 2010 season-opening round at Thruxton. He drove the #888 Vauxhall Vectra for Triple Eight, partnering 2009 Clio Cup UK champion Phil Glew, who made his BTCC début at the meeting.[5] He won the first two races of the season before taking a fifth place finish in race three to secure a seven point lead from Jason Plato in the championship. The team had hoped to run Giovanardi for the remainder of the season, but he was replaced by James Nash ahead of the second round at Rockingham due to sponsor Uniq pulling out.[6]

Instead, Giovanardi found a temporary home in the Italian-based Superstars Series, driving N.Technology's brand new Porsche Panamera S, and won a race on the car's début at Mugello.[7] Giovanardi claimed three wins in succession at Paul Ricard and Vallelunga enabling him to finish sixth in the series' Italian championship, while he lies fifth in the international points, with one round left.

Airwaves Racing (2014–)[edit]

In February 2014, Giovanardi was confirmed as Airwaves Racing's first driver for the 2014 British Touring Car Championship season in a Ford Focus ST Mk.III.[8]

V8 Supercars[edit]

Giovanardi drove with Marc Hynes in the two main endurance races of the 2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series, the L&H 500 at Phillip Island and the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama. The two drivers were recruited by Triple Eight Race Engineering to pilot the #88 car while regular drivers Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes teamed up in Lowndes' usual #888 car. At Phillip Island, Giovanardi and Hynes finished 17th, a lap down on winners Garth Tander and Mark Skaife and at Bathurst, the pair finished 15th – two laps down on team-mates Lowndes and Whincup. In 2010, Giovanardi will be driving for Britek Motorsport in the Armor All Gold Coast 600, sharing the team's Holden Commodore with Karl Reindler. In 2011, it was announced that Giovanardi would, once again, be driving for Britek Motorsport in the Armor All Gold Coast 600 with Karl Reindler.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
1987 Italian Formula Three Championship Prema Racing 11 0 0 0 1 6 13th
1988 Italian Formula Three Championship Prema Racing 12 2 1 3 7 46 3rd
FIA European Formula Three Cup 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 6th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
1989 International Formula 3000 First Racing 6 1 0 0 1 9 10th
IMSA GT Championship – GTP De Blasi Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Renault 21 Turbo European Cup  ? 0  ? 0 0 2 22nd
1990 International Formula 3000 First Racing 11 0 0 0 1 10 10th
Italian Formula Three Championship 1 0 0  ? 0 0 NC
1991 International Formula 3000 Forti Corse 8 0 0 0 0 6 11th
Italian Superturismo Championship – Class S2  ? 5  ?  ?  ?  ? 4th
1992 Italian Superturismo Championship – Class S2 Peugeot Italia 20 11  ?  ? 14 260.75 1st
1993 Italian Superturismo Championship Peugeot Italia 20 5  ?  ?  ? 226 2nd
1994 Italian Superturismo Championship Peugeot Italia 20 0 0 1 7 156 3rd
1995 Italian Superturismo Championship Nordauto Engineering 20 1 0 2 7 156 3rd
Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft Alfa Corse 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
1996 Italian Superturismo Championship Nordauto Engineering 20 2 1 4 7 175 5th
Spanish Touring Car Championship 10 3 3 1 6 122 6th
1997 Italian Superturismo Championship Alfa Romeo Nordauto 19 5 5 6 11 229 2nd
Spanish Touring Car Championship 4 3 2 3 4 75 1st
1998 Italian Superturismo Championship Nordauto 20 9 7 6 18 471 1st
Super Tourenwagen Cup Alfa Corse 2 0 0 0 0 28 25th
1999 Italian Superturismo Championship Nordauto 19 7 2 6 13 401 1st
Super Tourenwagen Cup Alfa Corse 2 1 1 1 1 30 25th
2000 European Super Touring Cup Alfa Romeo Team Nordauto 20 5  ? 2 12 256 1st
2001 European Super Touring Championship Alfa Romeo Team Nordauto 20 3 2 2 13 620 1st
24 Hours of Sicily 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 2nd
2002 European Touring Car Championship GTA Racing Team Nordauto 20 9 6 7 12 122 1st
2003 European Touring Car Championship BMW Team Italy-Spain 20 0 0 0 3 43 9th
2004 European Touring Car Championship AutoDelta Squadra Corse 18 1 1 2 5 63 5th
2005 World Touring Car Championship Alfa Romeo Racing Team 19 4 2 4 8 81 3rd
2006 British Touring Car Championship VX Racing 30 2 0 0 7 163 5th
World Touring Car Championship JAS Motorsport 3 0 0 0 0 8 20th
TC 2000 Championship Honda Petrobras Podium 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2007 British Touring Car Championship VX Racing 30 10 1 3 17 300 1st
2008 British Touring Car Championship VX Racing 29 5 0 9 15 262 1st
V8 Supercar Championship Series TeamVodafone 3 0 0 0 0 222 45th
2009 British Touring Car Championship VX Racing 30 5 1 5 15 266 3rd
2010 British Touring Car Championship Uniq Racing with 888 3 2 0 0 2 38 14th
Italian Superstars Championship N.Technology 6 4 3 3 5 100 6th
International Superstars Series N.Technology 77 5th
V8 Supercar Championship Series Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2011 European Touring Car Cup Hartmann Honda Racing 2 1 1 0 2 21 1st
24 Hours of Nurburgring Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 39th
Italian GT Championship (GT Cup class) AB Motorsport 2 1 0 0 1 19 23rd
V8 Supercar Championship Series Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing 2 0 0 0 0 39 82nd
2013 International Supertars Series Petri Corse 8 0 0 0 0 33 12th

Complete International Formula 3000 results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine Tyres 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Points
1989 First Racing March 89B Judd A SIL
DNQ
VAL
1
10th 9
Reynard 89D Judd PAU
Ret
JER
14
PER
Ret
BRH
DNQ
BIR
DNS
SPA
13
BUG
DNQ
DIJ
12
1990 First Racing Reynard 90D Mugen-Honda A DON
Ret
SIL
Ret
PAU
2
JER
6
MNZ
10
PER
6
HOC
7
BRH
Ret
BIR
5
BUG
Ret
NOG
Ret
10th 10
1991 Forti Corse Lola T91/50 Ford Cosworth A VAL
12
PAU
5
JER
DNQ
11th 6
Reynard 91D Ford Cosworth MUG
8
PER
Ret
HOC
13
BRH
8
SPA
6
BUG
DNS
NOG
4

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos Pts
1995 Alfa Corse 2 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti HOC
1

HOC
2

AVU
1

AVU
2

NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

DNS
DIE
1

DIE
2

NÜR
1

NÜR
2

SIN
1

SIN
2

HOC
1

HOC
2

NC 0

Complete European Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Pts
2000 Nordauto Engineering Alfa Romeo 156 MUG
1

4
MUG
2

3
PER
1

1
PER
2

1
A1R
1

2
A1R
2

1
MON
1

5
MON
2

7
HUN
1

2
HUN
2

3
IMO
1

2
IMO
2

2
MIS
1

4
MIS
2

4
BRN
1

2
BRN
2

7
VAL
1

1
VAL
2

1
MOB
1

4
MOB
2

10
1st 256
2001 Alfa Romeo Nordauto Engineering Alfa Romeo 156 MON
1

2
MON
2

4
BRN
1

2
BRN
2

1
MAG
1

4
MAG
2

Ret
SIL
1

2
SIL
2

2
ZOL
1

4
ZOL
2

1
HUN
1

1
HUN
2

3
A1R
1

2
A1R
2

3
NÜR
1

17
NÜR
2

4
JAR
1

3
JAR
2

2
EST
1

3
EST
2

5
1st 620
2002 GTA Racing Team Nordauto Alfa Romeo 156 GTA MAG
1

1
MAG
2

1
SIL
1

2
SIL
2

2
BRN
1

1
BRN
2

1
JAR
1

1
JAR
2

2
AND
1

2
AND
2

4
OSC
1

4
OSC
2

11
SPA
1

5
SPA
2

11†
PER
1

1
PER
2

1
DON
1

4
DON
2

4
EST
1

1
EST
2

Ret
1st 122
2003 BMW Team Italy-Spain BMW 320i VAL
1

2
VAL
2

5
MAG
1

Ret
MAG
2

7
PER
1

10
PER
2

10
BRN
1

3
BRN
2

2
DON
1

11
DON
2

18†
SPA
1

5
SPA
2

16†
AND
1

10
AND
2

6
OSC
1

8
OSC
2

Ret
EST
1

10
EST
2

12
MON
1

6
MON
2

5
9th 43
2004 AutoDelta Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo 156 MON
1

2
MON
2

Ret
VAL
1

2
VAL
2

1
MAG
1

6
MAG
2

5
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

DNS
BRN
1

5
BRN
2

5
DON
1

4
DON
2

16
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

DNS
IMO
1

2
IMO
2

2
OSC
1

17
OSC
2

8
DUB
1

Ret
DUB
2

16†
5th 63

† — Did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete World Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2005 Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 156 ITA
1

6
ITA
2

8
FRA
1

10
FRA
2

7
GBR
1

3
GBR
2

8
SMR
1

1
SMR
2

3
MEX
1

1
MEX
2

3
BEL
1

7
BEL
2

1
GER
1

26†
GER
2

Ret
TUR
1

1
TUR
2

6
ESP
1

6
ESP
2

2
MAC
1

19†
MAC
2

DNS
3rd 81
2006 JAS Motorsport Honda Accord Euro R ITA
1
ITA
2
FRA
1
FRA
2
GBR
1
GBR
2
GER
1
GER
2
BRA
1

16
BRA
2

DNS
MEX
1
MEX
2
CZE
1
CZE
2
TUR
1
TUR
2
ESP
1
ESP
2
MAC
1

4
MAC
2

6
20th 8

† — Did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position - 1 point awarded just in first race) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap - 1 point awarded all races) (* signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap - 1 point awarded all races)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Pos Pts
2006 VX Racing Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

8
BRH
3

6
MON
1

7
MON
2

Ret
MON
3

5
OUL
1

5
OUL
2

2
OUL
3

9
THR
1

Ret
THR
2

8
THR
3

12
CRO
1

6
CRO
2

Ret
CRO
3

5
DON
1

3
DON
2

4*
DON
3

2
SNE
1

3
SNE
2

Ret
SNE
3

Ret
KNO
1

4
KNO
2

1*
KNO
3

6
BRH
1

6
BRH
2

5
BRH
3

1*
SIL
1

7
SIL
2

3
SIL
3

16
5th 163
2007 VX Racing Vauxhall Vectra BRH
1

10
BRH
2

7
BRH
3

2
ROC
1

1*
ROC
2

1*
ROC
3

5
THR
1

1*
THR
2

1*
THR
3

4
CRO
1

6
CRO
2

6
CRO
3

1*
OUL
1

2
OUL
2

2
OUL
3

Ret
DON
1

8
DON
2

3
DON
3

11
SNE
1

5
SNE
2

1*
SNE
3

3
BRH
1

1*
BRH
2

1*
BRH
3

4
KNO
1

6
KNO
2

3
KNO
3

5
THR
1

1*
THR
2

1*
THR
3

2
1st 300
2008 VX Racing Vauxhall Vectra BRH
1

1*
BRH
2

1*
BRH
3

6
ROC
1

5
ROC
2

2*
ROC
3

5
DON
1

8
DON
2

1*
DON
3

4
THR
1

3
THR
2

10*
THR
3

3
CRO
1

4
CRO
2

5
CRO
3

1*
SNE
1

7
SNE
2

3
SNE
3

3
OUL
1

3
OUL
2

2
OUL
3

6
KNO
1

2
KNO
2

2
KNO
3

5
SIL
1

5
SIL
2

1*
SIL
3

3
BRH
1

14
BRH
2

DNS
BRH
3

11
1st 262
2009 VX Racing Vauxhall Vectra BRH
1

2
BRH
2

16
BRH
3

Ret
THR
1

1*
THR
2

2*
THR
3

8
DON
1

8
DON
2

3
DON
3

5
OUL
1

4
OUL
2

2
OUL
3

6
CRO
1

5
CRO
2

5
CRO
3

1*
SNE
1

1*
SNE
2

1*
SNE
3

2
KNO
1

6
KNO
2

1*
KNO
3

3
SIL
1

5
SIL
2

2
SIL
3

5
ROC
1

6
ROC
2

3
ROC
3

11
BRH
1

3
BRH
2

2
BRH
3

4
3rd 266
2010 Uniq Racing with Triple Eight Vauxhall Vectra THR
1

1*
THR
2

1*
THR
3

5
ROC
1

ROC
2

ROC
3

BRH
1

BRH
2

BRH
3

OUL
1

OUL
2

OUL
3

CRO
1

CRO
2

CRO
3

SNE
1

SNE
2

SNE
3

SIL
1

SIL
2

SIL
3

KNO
1

KNO
2

KNO
3

DON
1

DON
2

DON
3

BRH
1

BRH
2

BRH
3

14th 38
2014 Airwaves Racing Ford Focus ST Mk.III BRH
1

14
BRH
2

9
BRH
3

16
DON
1

-
DON
2

-
DON
3

-
THR
1

-
THR
2

-
THR
3

-
OUL
1

-
OUL
2

-
OUL
3

-
CRO
1

-
CRO
2

-
CRO
3

-
SNE
1

-
SNE
2

-
SNE
3

-
KNO
1

-
KNO
2

-
KNO
3

-
ROC
1

-
ROC
2

-
ROC
3

-
SIL
1

-
SIL
2

-
SIL
3

-
BRH
1

-
BRH
2

-
BRH
3

-
16th* 11*

* Season in progress.

V8 Supercar results[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Final Pos Points
2008 Team Vodafone Racing ADE
ECK HAM PTH SAN HDV QLD WIN PHI Q
14
PHI R
17
BAT
15
SUR BHR SYM OPK 45th 222
2010 Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing YMC
R1

YMC
R2

BHR
R3

BHR
R4

ADE
R5

ADE
R6

HAM
R7

HAM
R8

QLD
R9

QLD
R10

WIN
R11

WIN
R12

HDV
R13

HDV
R14

TOW
R15

TOW
R16

PHI
R17

BAT
R18

SUR
R19

9
SUR
R20

Ret
SYM
R21

SYM
R22

SAN
R23

SAN
R24

SYD
R25

SYD
R26

NC 0 +
2011 Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing YMC
R1

YMC
R2

ADE
R3

ADE
R4

HAM
R5

HAM
R6

PER
R7

PER
R8

PER
R9

WIN
R10

WIN
R11

HDV
R12

HDV
R13

TOW
R14

TOW
R15

QLD
R16

QLD
R17

QLD
R18

PHI
R19

BAT
R20

SUR
R21

Ret
SUR
R22

22
SYM
R23

SYM
R24

SAN
R25

SAN
R26

SYD
R27

SYD
R28

82nd 39

+ Not Eligible for points

Complete International Superstars Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Points
2010 N. Technology Porsche Panamera S MNZ
R1

MNZ
R2

IMO
R1

IMO
R2

ALG
R1

ALG
R2

HOC
R1

HOC
R2

CPR
R1

1
CPR
R2

1
VAL
R1

1
VAL
R2

3
KYA
R1

KYA
R2

5th 77
2013 Petri Corse Porsche Panamera S MNZ
R1

MNZ
R2

BRN
R1

5
BRN
R2

Ret
SVK
R1

4
SVK
R2

14
ZOL
R1

7
ZOL
R2

8
ALG
R1

Ret
ALG
R2

Ret
DON
R1

DON
R2

IMO
R1

IMO
R2

VAL
R1

VAL
R2

12th 33

Personal life[edit]

Giovanardi is married to Patrizia and has one son, Luca.[9][10] Away from racing he works for his father's business and has a passion for house renovation and flying light aircraft.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Giovanardi Gives Hartmann Third Euro Cup". European Touring Car Cup (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile). 24 July 2011. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Giovanardi and Chilton for VX Racing". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 2005-11-26. Retrieved 2010-04-03. 
  3. ^ English, Steven (2009-01-08). "Jordan joins works Vauxhall squad". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Archived from the original on 2009-06-17. Retrieved 2010-04-03. 
  4. ^ "Vauxhall to quit BTCC". autocar.com (Haymarket Publications). 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2010-04-03. 
  5. ^ O'Leary, Jamie (2010-04-02). "Giovanardi seals late Triple 8 deal". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2010-04-03. 
  6. ^ "Nash in for Giovanardi". btcc.net (British Touring Car Championship). 2010-04-16. Retrieved 2010-04-17. 
  7. ^ Casillo, Pietro (2010-07-26). "Giovanardi takes debut Porsche win at Mugello". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 2010-11-04. 
  8. ^ Turner, Kevin (4 February 2014). "Fabrizio Giovanardi returns to the BTCC with Motorbase". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "2007 champions" (PDF). entries-online.com (VX Racing). 2007-10-14. Retrieved 2010-04-09. 
  10. ^ Lennox, Graeme (2009-08-07). "Touring car star Fabrizio Giovanardi shows our man how it's done at Knockhill". Daily Record (Trinity Mirror). Retrieved 2010-04-09. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jordi Gené
Spanish Touring Car Champion
1997
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Alfredo Mostajo
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Emanuele Naspetti
Italian Touring Car Champion
1998–1999
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Salvatore Tavano (2003)
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Roberto Ravaglia (1988)
European Touring Car Champion
2000–2001–2002
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Gabriele Tarquini
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Sandro Sardelli
European Touring Car Championship
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2002
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Duncan Huisman
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British Touring Car Champion
20072008
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Colin Turkington
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James Thompson
European Touring Car Cup Champion
2011
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