Date of Birth: 27 January 1990 (age 33)
Birth Place: Grenoble, France
Seasons Competed: 2012
Starts: 2
Wins: 2
Podiums: 2
Poles: 1
Fastest Laps: 2
Best Standings Finish: NC (2012)


A sportscar racing veteran that had secured numerous championship titles in various GT-based series across the globe, Gaël Castelli made a brief cameo in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series when he joined Rapido Racing for a one-off in the 2012 season’s final round at Le Mans.

Despite having never driven a stock car prior to his Le Mans appearance and being ineligible for championship points, Castelli shocked the paddock by winning both EuroNASCAR PRO races that were held that weekend.

Because he has never returned to EuroNASCAR ever since, the results at Le Mans gave Castelli the recognition as the only driver to have a 100% percentage in winning record, podium finishing record and fastest lap record in EuroNASCAR’s top division.

Year-by-Year Statistics:

Season Class Car Team Points Pos.
Wins Podiums Poles FL’s
Starts Top 5’s Top 10’s DNF’s
2012 Elite #06 Rapido Racing Camaro Rapido Racing 0 NC
2 2 1 2
2 2 2 0

Previous Career Accomplishments:

  • 2020 – GT4 European Series Silver Cup – Third Place
  • 2019 – Alpine Elf Europa Cup – Champion
  • 2013 – Porsche Carrera Cup France – Champion
  • 2011 – SEAT Leon Supercopa France – Champion
  • 2010 – Peugeot THP Spider Cup – Champion
  • 2009 – Peugeot THP Spider Cup – Runner-Up

Disclaimer: Previous Career Accomplishments are courtesy of Driver Database. Unless noted on the photo, all photos are courtesy of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Stephane Azemard.

Last Updated: 9 March 2023