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 uncles (Mike and Peter Marcelli) were both motorcycles racers themselves. It was Kyle’s uncle Mike that first took him to the local rental gokart facility in Goodwood, Ontario. From that day forward all Kyle dreamed of was a career in auto racing. At age ten, Kyle expressed to his father (Tony Marcelli) his desire to be a racing driver. After purchasing a used 4cycle gokart, it was agreed that week days 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 go kart 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 gokart 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 Performance Exhaust 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.
Today, at 26 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 gokarts and singleseaters, Kyle made his rookie debut at the pinnacle of sportscar racing, the American Le Mans Series in 2010. From his debut to the demise of ALMS in 2013, Kyle built a reputation of being a consistent frontrunner earning sixpole positions, sixwins, eighteenpodiums and sevenfastest race laps.Alongside of Kyle’s American Le Mans Series prototype prototype experience, Kyle also has experience and success in GT cars including Porsche and Ferrari. In 2012, Kyle drove for the 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 fourrounds of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, arguably the most competitive singlemake championship in the world. Kyle earned two top tens. In 2014, Kyle was employed by Scuderia Corsa to pilot the teams Ferrari 458 Italia in select rounds of the Tudor United Sports Car Championship. Now presently for 2015, Kyle will be racing for Mantella Autosport in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge in a Pratt and Miller Chevrolet Camaro Z28.R.
Following his career aspirations of professional auto racing; Kyle is a consummate professional both on and off the race track. Kyle represents his passion, sport, sponsors, team and fans proudly and effectively. He’s winning, engaging and always visible.
View the CV of Kyle Marcelli here: KM CV 2016