Alex started very young in the world of sport. When he was 6, he started playing soccer at FC Barcelona team. At 7, he had his first motorbike. But at the age of 12 he drove his first go-¬kart and from the first lap he fell in love with it. He decided to quit everything and focus only on racing.
From 2007 to 2009 he did 3 seasons of go-¬kart. In 2010 Alex moved up to Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, thanks to the economical support of Joan Villadelprat and Epsilon Euskadi.
In 2011 he entered the Young Driver Programme of Circuit de Catalunya and the RACC Drivers Program.
In 2013 he attended the Porsche Motorsport Junior Program Selection Process. Out of 9 candidates he was one of the 2 chosen drivers to become a Porsche Motorsport Junior. During 2013 and 2014 he was a Porsche ambassador. He competed in the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany and Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup as well as getting his first endurance experiences disputing the 24 Hours of Daytona, 12h Sebring and Petit Le Mans.
In 2015 Alex became a Heart of Racing ambassador with a very intense program for 2015. Racing in both Porsche one-¬make series scoring a total of 10 podiums and his first victory in endurance racing, finishing 1st in the 12h of Sebing GTD Class. 2016 was the decisive year for Alex switching completely to endurance racing in the USA taking part in the IMSA Sports car Championship with Alex Job Racing finishing 2nd in the Endurance Cup. From there he moved to the other side of the world thanks to Ferrari who gave him the opportunity to race in the Asian Le Mans Series with DH Racing securing the team championship and finishing 2nd in the drivers championship.
ProfileOlivier Beretta was born on 23 November 1969 in Monte Carlo. After making his debut in karts in 1983, he switched to the French Formula 3 championship in 1989 and then Formula 3000 two years later. He drove in Formula 1 for the Larrousse team in 1994 and as a test driver with Williams in 2003 and 2004, before switching to the world of endurance racing in 2005. He has taken part in the American Le Mans Series in the GT1 class, with six class wins in the Le Mans 24 Hours and he has enjoyed many other successes. Beretta is one of the most successful GT drivers of the past decade. After eight years with Corvette Racing, in 2012 the Monegasque has taken a drive with Ferrari in GT races at the wheel of a 458 Italia as well as being available for all sporting and commercial activities linked to Prancing Horse owners. Overall Daytona win GTC ELMS champion in 2014
Kyle Marcelli, 27, of Barrie, Ontario is a highly experienced driver who has been racing sports cars professionally since 2010. A former Canadian Formula Ford champion, he’s entered 180 races in his career and won 21, captured 24 pole positions and finished on the podium 72 times for a podium percentage of 40 per cent.
The Sprint-X races are 60 minutes in length and feature mandatory driver and tire changes. Marcelli’s first race with the team will be at the Virginia International Raceway on April 28-30 and he will be in the cockpit when the series races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, north of Bowmanville, Ontario, on the Victoria Day weekend May 19-21.
Team owner Remo Ferri was delighted to make the announcement that Marcelli would be one of the drivers on his team that has made its mark in the sport including strong campaigns in PWC, Grand-Am and IMSA as well as strong representation in Ferrari Challenge.
“We are excited to have Kyle join our team. Being a young Canadian driver, I’ve followed his career closely over the years and I feel he’s a good fit for our team and will work well with Alex at the Sprint-X races.
“I’m happy to support Canadian racing talent by giving them a platform to showcase their abilities and hopefully achieve a larger role in the Ferrari Racing Program.”
Marcelli was full of praise for Ferri and his organization.
“It’s such an honour to join R. Ferri Motorsport and Ferrari. I'm overjoyed with this opportunity to pilot and represent such an iconic brand. I want to thank Remo and his team for selecting me for this position.
“This program has my full attention and best efforts. I look forward to driving alongside Alex Riberas. He’s very quick and I expect we will push each other to get the best result on track.”