Marco Apicella

Marco Apicella ( born October 7, 1965 in Bologna ) is an Italian former race car driver.

His only Grand Prix participation was in 1993 when the Italian Grand Prix in Monza for the Irish team Jordan. Involved in a collision at the start in the first chicane he was only 200 yards. However, Apicella remained active as a racing driver. So it was 1994 Formula Nippon champion. He played in Italy the Formula 3000 championship in Japan and the championship of the Super GT. On his third -shows at the Sarthe he drove a 2006 Lamborghini Murciélago in the 24- hour race at Le Mans, in that a historical use, as it was the first participation of the brand at the legendary endurance race.

In 2007, Apicella should go back to Le Mans. However, again at the wheel of a Lamborghini he had a serious accident in the first qualifying. The car was so badly damaged that a use was not thinking, and Apicella received after his concussion grounding. The JLOC Isao Noritake team but got the ACO a special permit to be able to compete with a replacement car and a two - rider team must. The team rented a Lamborghini in the FIA GT Championship and built it short so that it corresponded to the regulations of the ACO. However, the vehicle with Koji Yamanishi lay already in the first round at the wheel with a damage to the transmission.

Le Mans results