Bio

Gerardo Bonilla is a Puerto Rican born professional race car driver and coach based in Central Florida.  Gerardo began driving karts in 1989 and has been coaching since 1994.  

Gerardo is currently focused on coaching drivers in all forms of road course racing in North America, and oval racing in the Mazda Road to Indy series. 

Racing Experience

1998-2011  Professional Racing Driver

2011  Skip Barber National Series finale at Lime Rock Park.  2 races, 1 win   

2010  American Le Mans Series race at Long Beach, LMPC, Performance Tech

2009  Rolex 24 at Daytona race, Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, Gotham Competition

2008  American LeMans Series, BP Lola B07/46 Mazda LMP2, B-K Motorsports

2007  IMSA Prototype Lites Series overall Champion, B-K Motorsports

2007  Indy Lights test at Sebring, Sam Schmidt Motorsports

2007  Speed World Challenge race at Road Atlanta, Autosport Development

2006  Star Mazda Championship, Expert Champion, Andersen Racing Team

2005  Skip Barber Formula Dodge National Champion

2004  Skip Barber Formula Dodge National 2nd Overall

2004  Formula BMW races at Lime Rock Park, Jensen Motorsport

2003  Skip Barber Formula Dodge National 7th Overall

2003  Barber Dodge Pro Series testing

2002  Skip Barber Formula Dodge National partial season

2002  Barber Dodge Pro Series testing

2002  Formula SAE testing

2001  Skip Barber Formula Dodge National partial season

2001  Formula SAE testing

2000  Skip Barber Regional Series

1999  Skip Barber Regional Series

Other Multi-Year:

2002-2004  SKUSA and RotaxMax regional kart competition

1998-2012  Test Driver for Skip Barber Racing School

1998-Present  Autocross competition


1989-1997  Amateur Driver

1994-1995  Formula 2000 driver search competitions

1989-1997  2-stroke and 4-stroke karting at select events

1989-1997  Autocross competition, 2 overall, 6 class championships


Instructing Experience

1998-2017  Professional Race Coaching

2017  Lead Instructor for Lucas Oil School of Racing

2016  Team Driver Coach for Juncos Racing Pro Mazda team

2016  Team Driver Coach for Performance Tech IMSA team

2016  Lead Instructor for Lucas Oil School of Racing

2015  Full-Year Private Coach for Matt McMurry

2015  Series Driver Coach and Steward for USF2000 and Pro Mazda

2014  Full-Year Private Coach for Matt McMurry

2014  Series Driver Coach and Steward for USF2000 and Pro Mazda

2013  Full-Year Private Coach for Matt McMurry

2012  Full-Year Private Coach for Matt McMurry

2012  Series Driver Coach and Steward for USF2000 Series

2011  Series Driver Coach and Steward for USF2000 Series

2011  Team Driver Coach for Performance Tech, American Le Mans Series

2011  Private Coaching for multiple drivers

2010  Series Driver Coach and Steward for USF2000 Series

2010  Team Driver Coach for Performance Tech, American Le Mans Series

2010  Private Coaching for multiple drivers

2009  Team Coach for Andersen Racing Team, Star Mazda Series, including Conor Daly and Joel Miller (2nd half of season)

2009  Private Coaching for multiple drivers, including Sage Karam and Ashley Freiberg

2008  Private Coaching for multiple drivers

2008  Director of Education for Skip Barber National Series

2007  Team Coach for Andersen Racing Team, Star Mazda Series

2007  Private Coaching for multiple drivers

2007  Director of Education for Skip Barber National Series

2006  Private Coaching for multiple drivers

2005  Private Coaching for multiple drivers

2004  Private Coaching for multiple drivers

Other Multi-Year:

1998-2012  Lead Instructor and Test Driver at Skip Barber Racing School


1994 - 2015  Volunteer Instructing

1994-2015  Central Florida area Autocross events


Skills

Data Analysis (Pi Toolbox, MoTeC, AiM)

Video Analysis

Private Coaching

Team Coaching

Mental Preparation and Focus

Public Speaking

Motivational Speaking


© Gerardo Bonilla 2015    info@gerardobonilla.com