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Raffaele Marciello becomes a BMW M works driver.

BMW M Motorsport has secured a top-notch addition in anticipation of the extensive racing programme in the coming years. Raffaele Marciello (SUI) will compete as a BMW M works driver starting from the 2024 season.

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Munich. BMW M Motorsport has secured a top-notch addition in anticipation of the extensive racing programme in the coming years. Raffaele Marciello (SUI) will compete as a BMW M works driver starting from the 2024 season. The 28-year-old has celebrated impressive successes in recent years and is now taking the next step in his career with BMW M Motorsport. His racing schedule will be announced at a later date.

 

In recent years, Raffaele Marciello, under the banner of Mercedes-AMG, has proved himself to be one of the best GT drivers globally. In 2023 and 2022, he clinched the title in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe, secured victory in the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL) and the driver's title in the ADAC GT Masters in 2022. In both 2023 and 2019, he triumphed at the FIA GT World Cup in Macau (CHN), and in 2018, he became the champion in the Blancpain GT Series. Before entering GT racing, Marciello achieved success in open-wheel racing. He was a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy, won the FIA European Formula 3 Championship in 2013, claimed victories and podium finishes in the GP2 Series, and conducted Formula 1 tests for Ferrari and Sauber.

 

Andreas Roos (Head of BMW M Motorsport): “I am very pleased to welcome Raffaele Marciello to the BMW M Motorsport family. When you have the opportunity to sign a top-caliber driver like him, you must seize it. He has consistently demonstrated his prowess for years, particularly in GT cars. But there is much more to him. Before his GT career, Raffaele Marciello showcased his class multiple times in open-wheel racing. In our view, he brings the perfect all-around package with his versatility to further strengthen our already high-quality roster of works drivers. The multitude of racing programmes we will undertake in the coming years with our cars provides diverse deployment opportunities. We will announce the specific details of Raffaele Marciello's racing plans in the coming weeks and months.”

 

Raffaele Marciello: “I am very excited to be a BMW M works driver starting from the upcoming season. This is a significant step in my career. Having been a racing driver for many years, I am immensely proud to be able to compete for BMW M Motorsport in the future.”

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