FIA & IMSA Driver Classification: SILVER
Starting his motorsports career in karting before moving on to the open wheel classification, Toronto-area native Ostella wasted little time serving notice of his diverse, polished skills in 2013. He drove with a veteran mix of metronomic consistency and relentless speed en route to victory in the Prototype Challenge class at the prestigious Twelve Hours of Sebring, his first sports car race and endurance event.
Winning the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin title lifted Ostella’s status to an even higher pedestal. He added the dimension of steel and killer instinct to his colorful, larger-than-life personality. Ostella also competed in the Prototype Challenge class in the elite IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in 2014 and 2015, working tirelessly to reach his goal of becoming a professional race driver. At the same time, he is continuing his collegiate studies to pursue a leadership role in the family business.
Previous Race Experience:
2006-2009: Numerous wins and championships in karting
2010: Star Mazda 2 top-fives, 7 top-tens, 12th in points
2011: Indy Lights 1 top-five finish – Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, 8 top-ten finishes in 13 starts
2012: Indy Lights 2nd place at Fontana, 4 top-five finishes, 9 top-ten finishes in 12 starts
2013: Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin CHAMPION – 2 wins, 9 podiums, top-five or better in every race. Also, 1 podium, 2 top-fives, 3 top-tens in 6 IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama races. Winner in PC class Sebring 12 hour in ALMS, 4th in GTC class at Lime Rock ALMS
2014: Signed a two-year deal with Performance Tech Motorsports after a 3rd place finish in PC class at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
2016: Competing with M1GT Racing in the Pirelli World Challenge Sprint-X Championship
|Full Name:||David Matthew Ostella|
|Place of Birth:||Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada|
|Residence:||Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada|
|Personal Interests:||Weight and Cardio Training, Hunting and Fishing|
|Height / Weight:||5’9” / 180lbs|