D.O.B: February 23, 1990
Marital Status: Married
Residence: Ontario, Canada
Height: 5’ 11”
Weight: 160 lbs.
Hobbies: Karting, Fitness, Family, Friends, Travel, Camping, Hiking, Media, PR, and Engineering Career Goal: To enjoy a successful career as a racing driver, to bring winning results and value to the team on and off the race circuit.
Quote: “If you work hard enough, and want it bad enough, dreams do come true”
THE EARLY YEARS
Born February 23rd, 1990 – As most Canadian’s do, Kyle started out on a pair of ice skates playing hockey on ice rinks and outdoor ponds across Ontario, Canada. However, before he could even walk there were signs of a passion for cars and speed. Kyle’s two uncles (Mike Marcelli and Peter Marcelli) were both motorcycles racers themselves. It was Kyle’s uncle Mike that first took him to the local rental go-kart facility in Goodwood, Ontario. From that day forward all he dreamed of was a career in auto racing. At age ten, Kyle expressed to his father (Tony Marcelli) the desire he had to be a racing driver. After purchasing a used 4-cycle go-kart, it was agreed that once a week after work, Tony would take Kyle to the local school parking lot to practice. After a summer of driving around basketball nets and parking curbs, Kyle debuted in his first race at the Simcoe Kart Club in 2001 at age 11. Kyle picked up the racing line around the circuit quite naturally and with his father and uncle watching from the sidelines, Kyle raced to a second place finish in his first ever go-kart race.
THE BUSINESS MAN
Kyle has successfully campaigned many partnerships and brand ambassador roles with industry leaders including Lafarge – a Global leader in construction material, MBRP Inc. – a North American leader in performance exhaust, DynaPep Energy – the world’s first micro-energy shot, Merchant Services Ltd – a full-service credit card processing company and Pfaff Automotive Group – One of Canada’s leaders in the automotive sales and service industry. It’s been Kyle’s hard work and determination off the track that fuels him to be a race winner behind the wheel.
THE RACING DRIVER
Today, at 23 years of age, Canada’s Kyle Marcelli has established himself as a professional racing driver and one of North America’s top rising stars in professional sportscar racing across the globe. After a successful career in karts and single-seaters, Kyle made his rookie debut at the pinnacle of sportscar racing, the American Le Mans Series in 2010. Since then, Kyle has built a reputation of being a consistent front-runner earning six pole positions, six wins, eighteen podiums and seven fastest race laps in the prototype category.
Alongside of Kyle’s American Le Mans Series prototype commitments, Kyle has recently spent some time in the GT category. In 2012 Kyle drove for Pfaff Automotive group in the Porsche GT3 Cup Canada. A dominating performance, winning all but one race, Kyle caught the attention of Porsche Motorsport. In 2013, with the guidance of Porsche, Kyle competed in four rounds of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, arguably the most competitive single make championship in the world. Kyle earned two top tens.
While Kyle’s second home is on the podium, his more permanent residence is Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Following his career aspirations of professional auto racing; he’s a consummate professional both on and off the track. Kyle represents his passion, sport, sponsors, team and fans proudly and effectively. He’s winning, engaging and always visible.
PROFESSIONAL STATISTICS (from 2007 – 2013)
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