Date of birth: 7 July 1978
Place of birth: Edinburgh, Scotland
Marino Franchitti has had a long and successful career in sportscars. His experience and his history with Highcroft Racing made him the ideal man to drive DeltaWing.
Nissan DeltaWing race driver
2nd at Sebring 12 Hours with Highcroft Racing (LMP1) and 5th at Petit Le Mans with Level 5 Motorsport (LMP2). Selected one-off races in V8 Supercars and Lamborghini Super Trofeo.
American Le Mans Series – LMP2 Championship win with Highcroft Racing
American Le Mans Series – LMP2 Championship runner up with Dyson Racing.
American Le Mans Series with Dyson Racing in LMP2 Porsche RS Spyder. Also competed in Nurburgring 24 Hours after winning a VLN race.
ALMS with Andretti Green Racing – LMP2 class. Also raced a Maserati MC12 in the Spa 24 Hours.
Competed in Grand Am Rolex Sportscar Series in the CITGO DP Riley Pontiac, along with one-off races in the Le Mans Series, the Nurburgring 24 Hours, FIA GT, Britcar and the ALMS.
Selected rounds of the ALMS for Panoz, along with the Le Mans 24 Hours and the Britcar 24 Hours.
Selected races in the American Le Mans Series, the Nurburgring 24 Hours and Grand Am.
Raced at Sebring in a Ferrari 360 and at the Le Mans 1000kms. Works driver for Audi North America in Speed World Challenge.
Competed at Daytona 24 Hours, Sebring 12 Hours and selected races in ALMS and Grand Am.
British GTO Champion for Porsche GB
Marino raced in karts from the age of eight with great success. He moved into cars in 1999 in Formula Vauxhall and Formula Ford before stepping over to sportscar racing in 2001.