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Challenging Toronto Conditions Prove No Match For De Angelis

Roman De Angelis braves Toronto weather, wins again in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama…

Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA

Roman De Angelis has been on a roll in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama this season, with the Canadian picking up his sixth consecutive victory on Saturday in a weather-impacted Toronto.

A strong summer storm rolled in over the Streets of Toronto just as the green flag time was approaching and ultimately caused a near two-hour delay.

However, the storm passed, allowing the field of Porsches to battle not only each other, but also changing track conditions as the surface dried over the course of the 45-minute race.

For De Angelis, overcoming the challenges to score a dominating 45-second, flag-to-flag victory on the 1.786-mile street course made this particular victory a bit sweeter than the rest in his No. 79 Mark Motors Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car.

De Angelis will seek another weekend sweep in GT3 Cup Challenge Canada on Sunday, with Race 2 of the weekend scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.

The race will be streamed live on the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada Facebook page.

Earning his second runner-up position in three races was Jeff Kingsley of Ajax, Ontario, in the No. 16 Policaro Motorsport Porsche. Kingsley held the position throughout the race after qualifying second earlier in the day.

Rounding out the podium – and also taking home the Yokohama Tire Hard Charger Award for gaining the most positions during the race – was Parker Thompson in the No. 3 Porsche for SCB Racing.

In the Platinum Masters class, Marco Cirone is on a streak of his own in the No. 88 Mark Motors Racing Porsche. After sweeping both victories at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park just last week, Cirone repeated on Saturday in the class for drivers 45 years and older.

Cirone described his race strategy as one with a bigger picture in mind, as he seeks his sixth Platinum Masters championship in 2019.


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