Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series
The second of the two Rebel Rock Racing Porsche 997s, No. 8 Rebel Rock Racing MBRP Performance Exhaust Porsche will be an all-Canadian racer effort with Martin Barkey from Huntsville, Ontario and co-driver Kyle Marcelli also from Ontario. Martin Barkey is the founder of MBRP Inc. Performance Exhaust that will be supporting this racing effort. He has been competing in the Porsche GT3 Cup Canada for the past seasons and is impatient to start his first full season of CTSCC with Rebel Rock Racing.
“Joining the Rebel Rock MBRP Racing team is a real thrill for me,” said Martin Barkey. “Coming from the Porsche Cup Challenge in 2013 it was my first choice to drive a Porsche in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series. Jim Jonsin has clearly assembled a team that will contend for the Championship in 2014 with some of the best engineers, managers and crew members I have ever seen. I look forward to being a part of this team in 2014” announced Barkey.
Canada’s Kyle Marcelli has established himself as a professional racing driver and one of North America’s rising stars in professional sportscar racing across the globe. After a successful career in karts and single-seaters, Kyle made his rookie debut at the pinnacle of sportscar racing, the American Le Mans Series in 2010. Since then, Marcelli has built a reputation of being a consistent front-runner earning – six pole positions, six wins, eighteen podiums and seven fastest race laps in the prototype category. Marcelli is really pleased to join Rebel Rock Racing for 2014.
“I’m really excited to join Rebel Rock Racing MBRP team for the 2014 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season,” says the young Canadian. “After a recent successful test, the team has proven that they have the desire and ability to be a winning team. I don’t expect it will be easy, I know we’re going to have to work hard to get the results. The CTSCC series has established itself as one of the most competitive championships and for that reason I’m eager to do well” continued Marcelli.