First Race Back Challenges the Team

March 26, 2024

Roman was excited to return to his Aston Martin and Heart of Racing team this past weekend at Road America, but a race wasn't in the cards for him and the team.After six long months apart, staying safe and healthy, the team was ready to get De Angelis behind the wheel. On Saturday he was able to get some laps in qualifying and get back into the groove with his car and his crew. Unfortunately, the weekend didn't continue as smoothly, though, as the team faced an unexpected fuel cell issue. The team worked overnight to resolve the issue and let De Angelis hit the track for the race, set for noon EDT on Sunday. Even with valiant efforts from the group that was not possible, so they had to miss out on racing in the main event. The team is confident that over the next three weeks they can get everything prepared to have De Angelis back in the race for the Michelin GT Challenge, which is on the calendar for August 23 & 24 in Alton, Virginia.Roman shared his gratitude for the team and their work on his social media over the weekend, saying "Sad to say The Heart of Racing Aston Martin won't be taking the start in today's race at Road America. The crew worked tirelessly all night trying to solve an unexpected fuel cell issue but the issue couldn't be resolved. Can't thank these guys enough for the effort and feel for them to not see the hard work pay off but we will be back stronger in the next few weeks."

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Roman De Angelis is a multi-time champion racing driver from Windsor, Ontario Canada. In 2024 he's piloting the #23 Heart of Racing / Aston Martin Racing, Aston Martin Vantage GT3 in the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship GTD division. For inquiries, please contact
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