May 9, 2018

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Michael d'Orlando is back on the road again this week as he heads to the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the second round of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda series at the Indianapolis Grand Prix. And as the young rookie from Hartsdale, New York prepares for on-track action, d'Orlando and his management team are happy to announce a partnership with UFC Gyms in Mamaroneck, New York and White Plains, New York for the remainder of 2018. The program, under the leadership of owner Dean Bellantoni, will be an important part of d'Orlando's training between race weekends and is just the beginning to help the rising star to "TRAIN DIFFERENT®" in pursuit of a successful future in open-wheel racing.

The UFC Gym program is part of the world's fastest growing phenomenon in fitness & Mixed Martial Arts-style training. The international organization is a leader in group fitness classes, private training, group training and MMA-style programs, while providing state-of-the-art facilities and UFC’s world-famous Octagon®. Their approach to physical fitness earns them the reputation of training some of the world's best athletes with their approach to "TRAIN DIFFERENT®'

"I'm really excited about getting into the UFC Gym with Dean and his training staff." says d'Orlando. "I've done many different types of training, from boxing, to rowing and Formula Medicine in Italy and now this is a great opportunity to train in a variety of different work out routines. Stregnth, physical endurance and mental conditioning is very important in motorsports. It won't be easy but I look forward to it."

"The staff and I here at UFC Gym in Mamaroneck look forward to working with Michael, and we welcome the opportunity to add the motorsport community to our broad spectrum of world class athletes." explains Bellantoni. "The training that Michael will receive will be the most intense training you can think of, ranging from working with a professional boxer, to a strength and conditioning coach. And although Michael's sport is unique to us, the training methods of UFC will improve his entire mental and physical ability to compete at the highest level, through IndyCar."

UFC Gym's personal training program is a great partnership for d'Orlando and the motorsports industry as a whole. Their discipline & determination to "get back up and be better tomorrow"** is the perfect fit.

For more information on UFC Gym and their Mamaroneck, New York or White Plains, New York locations, contact Dean Bellantoni at For more information on Michael d’Orlando, and for opportunities to be a part of the development of this young talent, contact d’Orlando Racing at or Rickard Franchini of Italsport at Follow Michael on social media at Instagram (dorlandoracing), Facebook (Michael d’Orlando Racing) and Twitter (dorlandoracing).