Nicky Pastorelli has spent his entire adult life around racing cars and has become one of the most versatile racers in Europe, feeling equally at home in modern high-downforce single-seaters, long-distance machinery and priceless historic racers. Nicky started his racing career in karting and soon progressed to single-seaters, quickly moving up the rankings and culminating in the European Formula 3000 title in 2004. This put him on the radar of Formula 1 teams and in from 2005 onwards Nicky was the official Formula 1 test-driver for Jordan Midland F1 team, and tested for Minardi F1.
With Formula 1 race opportunities a rare commodity Nicky quickly turned his attention to the American Champcar series where he often excelled as the best newcomer in the field.
However, it was racing in the American Le Mans Series that showed that racing endurance racing was his true calling and a full time switch to GT’s put Nicky back in the spotlight, earning him a seat with the Lamborghini World GT1 championship team in 2010 where he developed the Murciélago GT1 into a race winning car over the next seasons.
More successes came behind the wheel of the legendary Corvette C6 GT1 that he raced to the Spanish GT title in 2013 and twice to the runner-up position in the International GT Open championship, notching up a total of 11 victories along the way.
During the last few years Nicky has combined racing in Europe’s biggest endurance races with his life-long passion for historic racing cars by successfully competing at legendary circuits like Goodwood, Spa-Francorchamps and Zandvoort together with enthusiastic gentleman racers. “I am privileged to be able to combine racing in 24 hour races with the fastest modern GT’s one week and then stepping into an amazing Ferrari icon the next. There is nothing quite like it”, smiles one the most versatile racers in Europe.