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Who is Roman De Angelis?
A CHAMPION. A true champion in the definition of the word; a champion on the track, a champion of the brands that back him, a champion of the fans, a champion of great causes. It’s not often that a driver comes along who can deliver wins on the track and wins off the track for the brands they represent. Roman De Angelis is that Champion.
Victory in his first-ever kart race at the age of 9 years old has propelled this phenom up the motorsport ladder. He quickly became a Canadian National Karting Champion before a quick stop in Formula 1600 which ended in Rookie of the Year honours with multiple event wins.
In 2017, at the young age of 16, Roman hit the track in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Gold Class in Canada and the US with Mark Motors racing. Not only was he the youngest driver in GT3 Cup history he also became the youngest champion winning the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada Gold Class Championship. He almost doubled as Champion finishing runner up in the US series.
2018 saw him with a massive win at the IMSA Prototype Challenge Roar Before the Rolex 24 which he backed up with back to back runner-up championship finishes in the GT3 Cup Series in both Canada and the US after having moved up to the pinnacle Platinum class.
Only one word can describe Roman’s 2019 season, EPIC. The season started with a third-place finish in the Rolex 24 at Daytona piloting the Audi R8 LMS in the GT Daytona category. Roman followed up that prestigious event with complete domination in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Platinum division in both the US and Canada. Roman again broke records and rewrote history in the GT3 series winning 18 of 24 races entered and claiming both the Canadian and US Championships, the only driver to ever do so in the series history.
In 2020 Roman joined The Heart Of Racing Team to compete in the IMSA WeatherTech GTD Championship in there #23 car. The team got progressively better throughout the year and finished with a season best second place finish at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. In 2021 Roman was back again in the #23 car and now joined by new teammate Ross Gunn. The duo put together an amazing season which saw them capture 3 race wins, the IMSA Sprint Cup championship and a 3rd place finish in the overall GTD championship. Roman and the them earned their victories at the Detroit Grand Prix, Northeast Grand Prix and a season capping win at Petit Le Mans.
In 2022 Roman was joined by teammate Maxime Martin for most of the year, driving the #27 Heart of Racing car in the IMSA Weathertech GTD Championship. Roman built upon his excellent rookie debut in the class by capturing the IMSA Weathertech SportsCar GTD Championship at the last race of the season in Atalanta.
Roman will be back again with The Heart of Racing for 2023 competing in the #27 GTD car to defend his championship with new teammate Marco Sorensen. Be sure to check out the 2023 schedule below to see when you can watch Roman in action!
For the 2023 season Roman is back with The Heart of Racing team competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD class. He will be racing in the #27 GTD Car with teammate Marco Sorensen.