The latest news and stories from Roman De Angelis and De Angelis Racing.
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. They say you’re only as good as your last event; if that saying is true than Roman is at the pinnacle of his game. He looks to continue that momentum into the 2020 season with the #23 Heart of Racing.
For the 2020 season Roman is teaming up with Aston Martin Racing and the #23 car for The Heart of Racing Team. Him and the team will be competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in the GTD class.