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De Angelis Darts to Porsche GT3 Cup Canada Race 2 Victory

Roman De Angelis wins red-flagged Race 2 of Porsche GT3 Cup Canada at CTMP…

Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA

Roman De Angelis took victory in the weekend’s second and final Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Sunday.

In the No. 79 Mark Motors Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car, De Angelis started third and quickly jumped to second at the start of the race, ready to hunt down Race 1 winner and leader Jeff Kingsley in the No. 16 Policaro Motorsport Porsche.

While De Angelis was in hot pursuit of Kingsley, a caution in the first 15 minutes of the race bunched the field back together.

Shortly after the restart, De Angelis made a move on the inside of Kingsley approaching the Andretti Straightaway to claim the lead with 25 minutes remaining.

About five minutes later, rain began to fall over the 2.459-mile circuit, enough to bring out a red flag that ultimately closed out the race.

The win gave De Angelis his second career Platinum Class victory in GT3 Cup Challenge Canada.

“I knew we had the car to make the move, but it’s really difficult to pass here at Mosport,” said De Angelis. “It’s a really difficult track.

“It’s fast and flowing, not a lot of heavy braking zones, so you can’t just tuck the nose in there and brake a little bit deeper than the other guy.

“We really took advantage of that restart. The car was awesome as always. We showed that we had the pace yesterday and we put it to show again today.”

With a fourth-place finish on Saturday and the win on Sunday, De Angelis holds a narrow one-point lead in the championship over Parker Thompson in the No. 3 SCB Racing Porsche, 63-62.

Thompson wound up third on Sunday behind Patrick Dussault in the No. 77 Porsche for Lauzon Autosport.

Thompson passed Dussault just prior to the red flag, but the pass was deemed outside track limits and Dussault was promoted back to second place.

Finishing fourth and winning the Platinum Masters class was Alan Metni in the No. 99 Kelly-Moss/AM Motorsports Porsche.

Like De Angelis, Metni is competing in both GT3 Cup Challenge Canada as well as south of the border in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama.

The win comes in Metni’s second start of GT3 Cup Challenge Canada competition.


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