Roman De Angelis leads both the USA and Canadian Porsche GT3 Cup Platinum series heading into the final few races of the season. Roman, who is racing for Mark Motors Racing in the Canadian series and Kelly Moss Racing in the United States has one race remaining in Canada and three in the US.
Roman’s 2019 GT3 Cup Season started with Kelly Moss Racing at Barber Motorsports Park in May where he was able to secure first place in both races. His Canadian series got off to a rocky start at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park with a 4th place finish in the inaugural race of the season after starting last. He was then able to rebound and top the podium in the second race of the weekend.
Would have been difficult to say that we would have the points lead after not getting a lap in Qualifying due to a red flag and a gamble we made. Last to 4th in Race 1 and a Win in Race 2 isn’t a bad way to start the Canadian Championship. – De Angelis
Next up for Roman was Montreal, where he was competing for points in both the Canadian and USA Championships. The first race of the weekend started with a 15-minute full course caution after several on-track incidents. Roman was able to maintain his lead through the restart and secure a flag-to-flag victory. For the second race of the weekend, Roman was once again on pole. After giving up the lead early in lap one Roman was able to reclaim the top spot with 20 minutes remaining and cruise to another weekend sweep.
De Angelis’ dominating season continued with another weekend sweep at Watkins Glen for Kelly-Moss Racing. The win was his seventh in eight races in the Porsche GT3 Cup USA series and firmly put him at the top of the championship standings.
Returning to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for the second time this season, Roman was able to improve on his early-season result by winning both races in dominating fashion and opened up a very comfortable points lead in both series.
A third consecutive weekend sweep was on order at the Honda Indy Toronto for De Angelis. The weather proved no issue for the 18-year-old phenom who cruised to a 45-second flag-to-flag victory after a two-hour pre-race delay caused by a summer storm. Sunday’s race was just as successful with another flag-to-flag victory making it seven wins in eight races in the Canadian series.
The final split team race of the season with Mark Motors Racing and Kelly-Moss racing was up next at Road America. De Angelis continued his winning streak by taking top spot in a caution-filled race on Saturday and another first-place finish on Sunday.
Heading into the final few races of the season De Angelis is looking to finish the season strong with a few more victories.
Roman’s successful season hasn’t just been limited to GT3 Cup Challenge events. A racer at heart, he looks to spend any time on the track he can, in anything with an engine. In late January he had the opportunity to race in the 2019 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona for the first time in the WRT SPEEDSTAR AUDI SPORT #88. Roman and his team were able to claim the final spot on the podium in the GTD class after a post-race penalty to the car ahead moved them up to 4th.
My first Daytona 24 was more than incredible, with leading laps up to the last hours, and flirting with a win, Red flags due to weather concluded our race to finish 4th! – De Angelis
Roman has also spent time in Europe and on ice tracks to make sure he is always keeping at the top of his game. With the GT3 Cup Platinum series coming to a close in the next few months you can bet he is looking for other exciting chances to race in the Canadian off-season. If you want to catch that action, you need to follow him on social media to get the inside scoop on where he is and what track he is on.
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