Marino Franchitti


Marino began racing career in karts at age eight. Prior to his sports car debut in 2001, his previous experience had been in single-seaters . After emerging from the Jim Russell school, he contested selected rounds of Formula Vauxhall for several years. Won 2001 the British GTO Championship driving for Porsche Cars Great Britain in a Porsche GT3 RS -taking eleven podiums, eight class wins and two fastest laps. Drove one round of the FIA N-GT Series in 2001 and finished seventh at Spa. Placed tenth among 220 starters at the Nurburgring 24 Hours. Earned a podium finish at the Spa 24 Hours race in 2006. Two other podium finishes in 2006 FIA GT championship included GT2 win in Ferrari F430 GT at Adrian. He was instrumental in the development of ALMS Acura ARX-01a chassis. Currently drives for the Patron Highcroft ALMS team

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