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Nationality  Canadian
Wins  1
Starts  4

Car no.  22
Debut season  2015 Season
Name  Daniel Morad
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Born  April 24, 1990 (age 25)Markham (Canada) (1990-04-24)
Current team  Alegra/Porsche Centre Oakville Motorsport

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Daniel Morad (born April 24, 1990 in Markham, Ontario) is a Canadian racecar driver. He is currently racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in the #24 InSync Riley/BMW Prototype with Alegra Motorsports and in the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama series with Alegra/Porsche Centre Oakville Motorsport. He is notable for winning the 2007 American Formula BMW championship and the 2010 World Championship in the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in La Conca, Italy

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Karting and Formula BMW

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Morad's career began in his native country during 1998 competing in several karting events. In his eight-year career in karts, Morad picked up a number of trophies, including the Canadian Formula Senior Championship and a Florida Winter Tour champion title, in the Pro-Shifter class, both of which were won in his final year in karting, 2005. He then moved up into Formula racing the following year in the form of Formula BMW, competing in its American series. In his début season, in which he participated in all fourteen rounds, he picked up a win in Mid-Ohio, a pole position, a fastest lap and a podium at the Lime Rock Park meeting. With a collection of 75 points, Morad finished 6th overall in the Drivers' Championship.

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He switched teams the following year, joining the Italian EuroInternational. he won the title that year, taking six wins of a possible fourteen and scoring 523 points, more than the previous year albeit with a more generous points system than the previous year, nearly 100 points clear of runner-up Mexican Esteban Gutiérrez. 2007 also saw Morad drive for the Canadian A1 Grand Prix team taking the role of test driver at the South African, Mexican, Chinese and British meetings.

Atlantic Championship

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With his Formula BMW USA title on his Résumé, Morad managed to get a drive at the EuroInternational Atlantic Championship team alongside Venezuelan Luis Schiavo. He finished 12th in the championship after leaving the team and the series with three races remaining in the season. He was 10th at the time. His best finish was 6th at Long Beach and the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières.

A1 Grand Prix - The World Cup of Motorsport

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Morad raced for A1 Team Lebanon in the 2008-09 season. Although having previously driven in rookie sessions for A1 Team Canada, his grandfather was Lebanese so he was able to switch teams. He completed every race for the team and scored 8 points, putting A1 Team Lebanon in 17th overall. Morad's best finish was 6th in the South African feature race.

GP3 Series

With A1GP's closing at the end of the season, Morad did not drive in any other series in 2009 but joined Status Grand Prix in the GP3 Series for 2010.He finished 12th in the GP3 series standings, and won the Silverstone sprint race. After sitting out the first round of the 2011 GP3 Series season, Daniel Morad signed on to contest the remainder of the season with Carlin Motorsport. However, Morad parted ways with the team in July and was replaced by Callum MacLeod.

Indy Lights

Morad raced in the 2011 Firestone Indy Lights series with Team Moore Racing for one event in Edmonton.

Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama

Morad was given a second chance at a career when a cold call to the Alegra Motorsports team landed him a spot in the teams line up, just 1 week before the opening race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. He scored an impressive double podium in his first race with a roof over his head. He went on to scoring a total of 9 podiums in 10 races, one of which being a dominant win on the streets of Toronto in torrential conditions. One DNF in Round 3 of the championship ultimately cost him the title in his debut season. Morad's efforts were enough to land him an opportunity to participate in the exclusive Porsche Young Drivers Academy.

Moral bounced back to win the 2016 Platinum class championship despite strong challenges from Scott Hargrove and Zacharie Robichon.

Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain

At the end of his 2015 campaign, Morad got a call from championship winning team, Samsung SUHD TV Racing, to sub in for the final 4 rounds of the championship, which helped the team jump from 3rd to 2nd place in the team championship.

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Morad will compete in select races in the #24 Alegra Motorsports InSync Riley/BMW Daytona Prototype. He had his debut in the car at the 12 Hours of Sebring, bringing the team up to 3rd place overall, just past the halfway point of the race in difficult conditions. Unfortunately, shortly after Morad jumped out of the car, the team ran into some trouble on track with slower traffic and then some electrical issues. The team plans on running the rest of the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup and select sprint races.

Personal life

Morad was born in the spring of 1990 in Ontario to Robin and Ramsin Morad. He has one sister, Kayla.

Complete GP3 Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

References

Daniel Morad Wikipedia