Raffaele Marciello, arguably one of the greatest GT drivers of all time, has joined BMW M Motorsport as a works driver starting from the 2024 season.
28-year-old Marciello, who won the FIA GT World Cup in Macau last weekend at the wheel of a Mercedes-AMG Team Mann-Filter entry, will join the BMW programme with his racing schedule for next season to be announced later.
“Lello” Marciello has enjoyed great success over recent years. In addition to his Macau victory, Marciello took the Fanatec GT World Challenge Powered by AWS Endurance Cup title alongside Timur Boguskavskiy and Jules Gounon as well as finishing on the podium at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring. Marciello finished third in 2023 Asian Le Mans Series GT standings, at the wheel of the #10 GetSpeed Performance Mercedes, driving with Fabian Schiller and Florian Scholze. He also contested a full season in the Intelligent Money British GT Championship driving with John Ferguson in the #15 RAM Racing entry.
Head of BMW M Motorsport Andreas Roos is delighted at the addition to the BMW M works driver squad.
“I am very pleased to welcome Raffaele Marciello to the BMW M Motorsport family,” said Roos. “When you have the opportunity to sign a top-calibre 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-round package with his versatility to further strengthen our already high-quality roster of works drivers.
“We will announce the specific details of Raffaele Marciello’s racing plans in the coming weeks and months.”
Raffaele Marciello said;” 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.”