Date of Birth: April 17th, 1988
Residence: Bedford, NY, USA
Car Number: 71
Race Team: Multimatic Motorsports Aston Martin Racing
Michael Marsal didn’t grow up racing cars, but ever since his passion turned towards a profession, he has been flat out. After first getting the taste for speed behind the wheel of a formula car at Road America, Marsal moved up to drive a 911 in Porsche Club of America competition and quickly went from racer to winner, picking up trophies from tracks around the country.
Continuing to push his career forward, Marsal looked for the next step up the ladder and found it in Grand-Am. A one-off start on the streets of Trois-Rivieres in 2009 turned into a full-time ride with Turner Motorsport in 2010. Marsal impressed as he jumped to the top Grand Sport class, sharing driving duties with Joey Hand. The duo scored two wins and seven podium finishes, taking the championship battle to the very last lap of the season, ultimately finishing second in an outstanding rookie year.
2011 saw Marsal and Hand teamed up once again, but they didn’t enjoy the same racing luck as they had in 2010. While the results were not what he had been hoping for, Marsal still took a lot out of the 2011 season, finishing races and continuing to develop his racecraft in the highly competitive category. He also showed well in his Rolex Series debut at Daytona, and was called up to Rolex action for Turner Motorsport as the team introduced the #93 machine later in the season.
2012 was a successful year for Michael, as he made his P1 prototype racing debut for Dyson Racing in the American Le Mans Series. Marsal won his first ALMS race at Baltimore with co-driver Eric Lux. He also contested the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series with co-driver Boris Said.
An avid BMW enthusiast and active Porsche racer in the PCA ranks, Marsal balances his on-track pursuits with his full-time studies. Marsal joins Multimatic Motorsports for 2013, driving the #71 Aston Martin Vantage V8 with co-driver Tonis Kasemets.
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