For the last twelve years, Marco has been focused on sports car racing after graduating from karting and Formula 3, and has been competing behind the wheel for much of his racing career. In 2008, he finished fifth in the extremely competitive Porsche Carrera Cup Germany and was signed to Porsche as a Junior works driver. The following year, he competed in the FIA GT Championship for Prospeed and VLN for Manthey. Following strong performances with both teams, he became a Porsche works driver in 2010 and wasted no time adding victories to his resume, taking two wins with Prospeed in the FIA GT3 European Championship and taking on some of the most celebrated endurance races on the calendar in both Europe and the U.S. In the American Le Mans Series, he competed with as part of the Flying Lizard Racing, Prospeed, and VLN where he took an overall win in the Porsche GT3R Hybrid. In 2014, he took an overall win at Petit Le Mans in 2014 at Road America which Marco regards as his favorite racing circuit on the globe. His experience in SuperCup and GT3 racing was called upon when Porsche began developing the 935-19, where he joined Marc Lieb and Wolf Henzler at Weissach to extract the most from the cars and provide critical feedback to make the 935-19 as successful as its progenitor.
In this episode of Fresh Brewed & Air-Cooled Deep Tracks, Cam Ingram and Ray Shaffer speak to Marco on his experience as both a racing driver and as an essential part of Porsche’s development team.