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Corvette Racing Driver Profile: Marcel Fassler

Birthdate: May 22, 1976

Birthplace: Einsiedeln, Switzerland

Residence: Gross, Switzerland

Family: Wife Isabel, children Shana, Elin, Yael, Delia

Notable: Won FIA GT Spa 24-hour race with Phoenix Carsport Corvette C6.R in 2007.

Web site: www.marcel-faessler.ch

American Le Mans Series Career Record

Year

Starts

Wins

Fast Qualifier

Notes

2008

2

0

0

Runner-up at Road America (Audi LMP1)

Total

2

0

0

 

24 Hours of Le Mans Record

Year

Finish

Class

Car

Co-drivers

2006

Rtd.

LMP1

Courage Judd

Primat, Peter

2007

Rtd.

LMP1

Lola Audi BO7-10

Deletraz, Alexander

2008

Rtd.

LMP1

Courage-Oreca Judd

Panis, Pagenaud

2009

Rtd.

GT1

Corvette C6.R

Gavin, Beretta

Career Highlights

1985-1993: Kart racing in various categories

1993: Entered École Winfield racing driver school

1995: French Formula Campus Championship, third overall, five podium finishes

1996: French Formula Renault championship, third overall, three podium finishes, named Rookie of the Year

1997: French Formula 3 Championship, 11th overall; Formula Campus Macau, pole position and victory

1998: French Formula 3 Championship , fourth place, 10 podium finishes

1999: German Formula 3 Championship, second place, four wins

2000: DTM, fourth place (AMG Mercedes)

2001: DTM, fourth place, one win, one pole position (AMG Mercedes)

2002: DTM , fourth place, one win, one pole position (AMG Mercedes)

2003: DTM, third place, one win, three poles (AMG Mercedes)

2004: DTM, ninth place (Team OPC-Phoenix Opel)

2005: DTM, 11th place (Team OPC-Opel)

2006: ELMS, fourth place, one pole position, two podium finishes (Swiss Spirit); won pole and finished second in Spa 24-hour race (Team Phoenix Corvette)

2007: A1 Grand Prix Team Switzerland; ELMS Team Swiss Spirit, one podium; pole position and victory in Spa 24-hour race (Phoenix Carsport Corvette)

2008: FIA GT, fourth overall, five pole positions, won in Adria, Italy (Team Phoenix Corvette); American Le Mans Series debut, ran two races with LMP1 Audi, runner-up at Road America.

Marcel Fassler of Gross, Switzerland, is teamed with 2005-07 GT1 champions Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R in three long-distance races - the Sebring 12-hour, Le Mans 24-hour, and 1,000-mile Petit Le Mans.

Fassler has competed in the DTM, the European Le Mans Series, A1 Grand Prix, and the FIA GT championship. Driving a Corvette for the Phoenix Carsport team in the FIA GT series, Fassler won the prestigious Spa 24-hour race in 2007, and continued that success in 2008 with five pole positions and a win in Adria, Italy, finishing fourth in the championship.

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Contact:

Rick Voegelin
Chevy Racing Communications