#79 ROMAN DE ANGELIS
At 9-years-old, Roman was victorious in his very first race. From that moment on he was destined to become a star in motorsports. As most superstar drivers do, Roman started his career in karting during which he participated in all major North American series.
In 2016 Roman made the leap to F1600 with Brian Graham Racing. His debut season in cars was impressive, seeing him capture five wins, Ontario Championship runner-up, third in the Quebec Super Series and taking home Rookie of the Year honours.
In 2017, Roman took another significant leap in his career as he moved up to the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Series Gold Class in both Canada and the United States with the renowned Mark Motors Racing team. In doing so, he became the youngest driver in GT3 Cup history at only 16-years-old. Roman’s season was epic as he captured the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada Gold Class Championship. In the US GT3 Challenge, he was poised to take the Gold Class Championship. Unfortunately, an unusual racing incident at the final race of the season forced Roman to retire from the race early, disrupting his dual championship hopes.
Roman’s 2018 season started out with a massive, career highlight win at Daytona in the IMSA Prototype Challenge Roar Before the Rolex 24, driving the No. Ligier JS P3 for Ansa Motorsports.
The remainder of the season will see Roman racing in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Platinum division in both Canada and the United States. In the US he will be piloting the #1 Kelly-Moss Road and Race entry and in Canada the #78 Mark Motors Racing entry. Plans are also in the works for Roman to compete in select events in the Pirelli World Challenge and the premier IMSA Prototype Challenge.