Intersport Racing Re-Signs Kyle Marcelli for 2011 ALMS Campaign One of the founding teams in the American Le Mans Series; Intersport Racing has established itself as a premier independent team at the pinnacle level of sports car racing. The Dublin, Ohio-based team has taken on the mightiest of factory prototype teams and posted noteworthy class victories including the 24 Hours of Le Mans as well as both driver and team championships. Rising Canadian talent Kyle Marcelli of Ontario, Canada has been Intersport Racing’s protégé since 2009. Officially announced today, Kyle Marcelli has been re-signed to Intersport Racing for the 2011 American Le Mans Series campaign co-driving in the teams #89 LMPC.
Intersport Racing picked up the Canadian talent at the end of 2008 fresh after finishing third in the Pro USF2000 Championship and posting a 4th place finish in a single Star Mazda Championship one-off race. In 2009 the team put Marcelli in their Prototype Lites #37 for a limited championship running only 10 of 14 races. Marcelli wowed as he earned a podium finish the first time out and followed it up with multiple race wins. At the completion of the 2009 season, Intersport Racing put Marcelli behind the wheel of their LMP1 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Kyle showed very well adapting to the much more powerful and advanced race car earning him a drive in the American Le Mans Series for 2010. Marcelli piloted the teams #89 LMPC where again he impressed recording two 2nd place finishes. For 2011 Kyle Marcelli will co-drive the #89 LMPC for Intersport Racing en route to end goal of a team and driver championship.
“I’m very excited to be back for another season of ALMS competition. After watching the series for many years as they came to Mosport Int’l Raceway, it’s sincerely a dream come true to finally be at the pinnacle level and competing against many of the names I watched. I’m very fortunate to have been taken under the wing of the Field’s, they are such sincere, loyal, family oriented and hard working people. I’m very proud to be representing them. For 2011 the goal is simply to win the LMPC driver and team championship.” Said Kyle Marcelli
“We are very happy to announce the return of 21-year-old Kyle Marcelli to Intersport Racing. He has been with us now since 2009 and fits very well into place, always delivering to our success. We are looking forward to a strong 2011 championship effort with Kyle.” Said Team Principle Jon Field
With the inaugural 12 hours of Sebring only two weeks away, the team is in the final stages of preparation. The 59th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida is set for 10:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, March 19. The race will be shown live and in its entirety on ESPN3.com and americanlemans.com starting at 10 a.m. ET. ABC will provide coverage from 12:30 to 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 20. Be sure to watch Intersport Racing and Kyle Marcelli as they compete for victory in a race that is a true test of both man and machine.
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