Born into a motorsports family, it would not be long before Gianfranco Mazzaferro would start turning the wheel and pushing the pedals. GF, as he is known to friends and family, got his first go kart at the age of six as a birthday gift from his parents. The young aspiring racer drove his kart on weekends with his dad and cousins before he decided racing was what he wanted to do. Just a few short years later he started racing at nine years of age with the powerhouse Scuderia Karting of Montreal.
In 2009 GF would take to the track in Rotax Micro Max running the local Quebec series and working his way to the front of the field. In 2010 young Mazzaferro went to the front of the field quickly and was named Rookie of the Year in Micro Max. In 2011 GF headed south for the Florida Winter Tour where ran near the top of time sheets. Back on soil, GF came third in Coupe de Quebec and third in the Canadian Nationals in Rotax Mini-Max as he looked to extend his winnings ways. The 2012 campaign would see GF's make another trip to the Florida Winter Tour where he snagged multiple top fives in the winter series. In a short time GF has been able to complete an impressive 24 trips to the podium.
The 12 year-old racer has always loved cars and away from the track you can find him fishing, paint balling and spending time with family. GF will be attending high school in September at West Island College (WIC) in Montreal. Future plans for GF include racing in Europe and hopefully one day to represent Canada at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals.
With an infectious smile and easygoing style, GF is popular in the paddock and fierce on the track. With the support of family and the Ferraloti Corse Karting team, look for more success in GF's future.
- 2009 - First victory: Coupe de Montreal (Cadet)
- 2010 - Coupe de Montreal Race Winner (Micro-Max)
- 2010 - Vega Cup Mini-Max Race Winner (Mini-Max)
- 2010 - Florida Winter Tour Runner-Up Finish (Mini-Max)
- 2011 - Coupe de Montreal Race Winner (Mini-Max)
- 2011 - Canadian National Championships 3rd Place (Mini-Max)
- 2012 - Florida Winter Tour Runner-Up Finish (Mini-Max)
- 2012 - Eastern Canadian Karting Championship Race Winner x3 (Mini-Max)
- 2012 - Coupe du Quebec Race Winner x2 (Mini-Max)
- 2012 - ASN Canadian Karting Champion (Mini-Max)