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Michael d'Orlando crop

Michael d'Orlando

#4 Cape Motorsports

 

Birthdate: March 6, 2002
Hometown: Hartsdale, New York
Residence: Hartsdale, New York
Website: dorlandoracing.com
Twitter: @dorlandoracing
Instagram: @michael_dorlando51
Facebook: Michael D’Orlando Racing
Team Website: CapeMotorsports.com

 

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Nationality: American

Languages spoken: English

Height/weight: 6’3” / 155 lbs.

Education: High School 

Current sports played: I row crew for my school's varsity team

Hobbies: In addition to rowing, I like to play video games, I work at Grand Prix New York with Josh Green and I enjoy eating which is funny because I’m skinny.

Unusual routines/habits: I always get a burrito bowl at Chipotle because burritos are too messy and it’s difficult to get the last few pieces of food in a bowl. So, when I get a burrito bowl, I finish the food in the bowl then eat the burrito tortilla with the leftover food. No mess and no food left over.

The one talent I wish I had: I wish I could dance better

An interesting note about me: I used to play basketball from 4th to 7th grade for my school’s B team, which is sort of funny given my height, that I did not make the A squad.  The truth is my school is very competitive and my main sport has always been racing.

The one person I would like to meet: I would have loved to have met Niki Lauda.  His story of making it into Formula One and being such a big part of  how the Formula 1 series changed the sport of car racing and the safety measures implemented for the benefit of its drivers, combined with his experiences of perseverance and survival is an amazing story to be heard and should be told for generations.

Racing goal: To become a fulltime, professional driver in the NTT IndyCar Series

Racing hero: Ayrton Senna

Career results:

2019

  • Competed in four F4 US Championship Powered by Honda race weekends, with a podium at COTA and five top 10s

2018

  • Competed in four Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship race weekends with three top 10s and a best finish of sixth at Road America

2017

  • Competed in the WSK Super Master series championships as a factory driver for Birel ART team based in Italy.  Transitioned later in the year to race cars with some testing and one F2000 race weekend with a second-place result. 

2016

  • Won the Florida Winter Tour Rotax Junior MAX Championship
  • Earned a spot on Team USA for the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals
  • Vice Champion in the US Rotax Grand Nationals and in the Florida Winter Tour TaG Cadet class
  • Started racing in Europe in the CIK-FIA European Championships as a factory driver with Italy’s Birel ART

2015

  • Began racing in the junior karting ranks and had multiple podium finishes

2014

  • In 17 karting events, earned six victories and 13 top-five finishes… was named the number one cadet driver in North America
  • Won the Florida Winter Tour TaG Cadet championship
  • Finished second in the US Rotax Grand National Mini MAX and SuperKarts USA Pro Tour TaG Cadet championships
  • ekartingnews.com Driver of the Month of January

2013

  • Won the US Rotax Grand National Mini MAX championship
  • Earned a spot on Team USA for the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals Micro & Mini invitational
  • Finished second in the Florida Winter Tour in TaG Cadet

2009-2012

  • Began racing karts at the age of 6

2011

  • Began racing karts at the age of 6 at Oakland Valley Race Park in Cuddebackville, NY