Marco Apicella began his career racing karts in1983, taking part in numerous events.
Thefollowing year he advanced to the top category,125 C1, in which he placed 3rd in the World and Italian Championships.
Encouraged with these results, he moves on to the Formula 3 single-seater category, in which he races until 1986,gaining 7 victories and numerous placings that lead to him being overall runner up in the Italian Championship.

In 1987 he takes another step up to Formula 3000, taking part in the International (European) Championship until 1991.
For five years he competes with the champions who are racing in F1 to this day, never once finishing outside the top five overall placings.
During this period Marco is contacted first by Team Minardi F1 and then Team Lamborghini F1 to test their single-seater racing cars.

1992 lead was a turning point in Marco's life as he signed a 3-year contract with Team Dome, one of the best organizations competing in Japanese F3000.
During his relationship with Dome, he wins 5 races, clinching the Japanese F3000 Championship title in 1994.
Unfortunately, a few months later the Kobe earthquake brings this successful alliance to a temporary halt.
Not discouraged, Marco continues in the Japanese championship, but with teams not of the same stature.
In 1996 Dome returns with a Formula 1 prototype and calls upon the experience of the driver from Bologna to carry out the testing programme.
During the 6 years spent in the Land of the Rising Sun, Marco also managed to continue racing in Europe; first in 1993 at the Italian F1 Grand Prix (Monza) in a Jordan-Hart, and in the 1995 Le Mans 24-hour race in the works Toyota.

In 1999 season, Marco Apicella competed in the Le Mans 24-hour race with Riley and Scott, while also being the main attraction for the new Italian Formula 3000 series, in which he won two races.

In 2000, Marco returned to the Japanese Grand Touring Championship, driving a Porsche Boxster 986 in the GT300 class with the Sports Today Racing Team.
2001-2002, Marco was taken up by the Japan Lamborghini Owners' Club team to race a Lamborghini Diablo JGT1 in the JGTC GT500 class.

This year 2003, Marco team up with Takuya Kurosawa to drive the TOYOTA TEAM TOM'S SUPRA.