1. What are your early memories of what attracted you to motorsport?
1. My earliest motorsport memory was going to see all the rally cars come through a our village on the way to their next stage, I'm not sure when it was but I'd say it was around 1985-1988. My dad was in a privateer rally team so I have been to many stages but unfortunately cannot remember them.
2. How did you find sim-racing and what did you enjoy?
2. I've always racing games, I think my first was Indy Car I'm not even sure when it was but was very young using the arrow keys to manoeuvre the car. I've gone through all of the Forza games on Xbox then eventually found my way back to PC in the last 12months or so. I enjoy the racing but also finding a setup that works for the track and watching the lap times fall, but you can't beat the competitive nature of having a battle with another driver.
3. We know you've been involved in racecars, can you share that part of your life?
3. I had the opportunity to join a small company building and tuning rotary engines for various road/track cars but every now and again something special would turn up for some kind of work. We had everything from kit cars to GT3 race cars come in for some kind of work, I really enjoyed that part of my working life.
4. What leagues have you been involved in?
4. I've been in a few leagues/groups over the years. The Xbox leagues were very good to start racing on and get to understand what goes on and how to race with other people, but my main ones have been on PC. I started on Pcars in the formula rookie championship which was good but fizzled out due lack of numbers each week more recently though I've been in TCone touring car championship on R3E and Absolute Beginners Racing League on Iracing, but my current leagues are with Exiled Virtual Motorsports in their Formula Master league and their GT3 league using the Nissan GT-R. Both very competitive league with some seriously fast drivers.
5. What is your favorite, open wheelers or tin tops?
5. I like both really. I enjoy the precision and speed of open wheelers but the closeness of tin tops where if you touch and no one goes off it's fine.
6. We know you're experienced in AC, R3E and iRacing. How are you finding league racing in AC?
6. Joining my current league has opened up AC for me as never really did much on it but I love it with this current group. What makes it even better is the variety of tracks we can use due to the mods that people create, for example on of the best tracks that I've raced on was Blackwood which is completely fictional.
7. What goals do you have for the Exiled league?
7. My goals for the Exiled league are to try to finish the leagues in the top 10, with the amount of talent and experience in there I would be very happy with that.
8. What advice do you have for future simracers looking to start?
8. My advise for future simracers would be don't be afraid to get into servers with experienced drivers and ask questions. The more competitive everyone is the fun everyone, also it's so much better racing real people than AI and you'll learn so much more.
9. What is your favorite track you've visited?
9. Favourite track is easily Oulton park. I live near it and have been there many times, but it's my kind of circuit too. I enjoy technical tracks so it suits my driving style.
10.Favorite race car driver and why?
10. I have 2 favourites, Craig Lowdnes from V8supercars who's number I use for my own racing and Kimi Räikkönen. Lowdnes is an awesome driver and a 3 time V8 champion and I enjoy watching him battling with the rest of the grid. Kimi is my other choice just because I like his personality and when he gets his setup correct is so fast and virtually unflappable (not even sure that's a word) but his attitude is brilliant.
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Edgar FRITO Sanchinelli