DAYTONA BEACH, FL (Friday, January 28, 2022) – Team TGM has kicked off the 2022 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge series in strong form with a pair of top-ten finishes and a second-place finish for Ted Giovanis and Owen Trinkler.

The result was the first Michelin Pilot Challenge Series podium for team owner/driver Giovanis.

Brothers Hugh and Matt Plumb crossed the line in sixth place in today’s four-hour event to mark an outstanding debut for the team in its first race with the new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport machines.

Today’s strong performance has put them in even higher spirits for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, which all four drivers will contest together in the GTD class starting at 1:40 pm.

“I’m so excited to have this great result. Owen and I lead the team charge this time, but Matt and Hugh had a fantastic comeback after a timing issue on their pit stop to finish sixth,” Giovanis said.

“The best part is that we scored some phenomenal points for the team championship today. Everyone on the team did a great job on both cars.

“We had an exciting battle with the #28 car for the last 30 minutes of the race. It was edge-of-your-seat racing, but it was clean, and we just could not outrun McAleer today. Owen put in a herculean performance and paid for it a bit.

“A trip to the medical center for dehydration made a huge difference, and he is fine. After a good night’s sleep, he will be perfect for tomorrow’s 24-hour race.”

Tomorrow’s Rolex 24 at Daytona – the opening round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – will be shown on the networks of NBC.

WHAT:
The 2022 Rolex 24 at Daytona

RACES:
Saturday, January 29: Rolex 24 at Daytona – 24 hours – 1:40 pm

HOW TO WATCH:
Rolex 24 at Daytona on the networks of NBC
1:30pm – 2:30pm: NBC
2:30pm-4pm: Peacock
4pm-7pm: USA Network
7pm-10pm: Peacock
10pm-3am: USA Network
3am-6am: Peacock
6am-12noon: USA Network
12noon-2pm: NBC

HOW TO LISTEN:
IMSA Radio – http://imsaradio.com

HOW TO ATTEND:
Tickets available at: https://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/events/rolex24-at-daytona/#tickets

FOLLOW TEAM TGM:
Twitter: @GoTeamTGM
Instagram: @Team_TGM
Facebook: @TeamTGM

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Ted Giovanis

“I was really hoping for a win. It seemed like the team was going to be in a good position, but the #28 car had just a little too much on us in the banking and was able to get us. But all in all, we are just ecstatic with this performance, and I’m sorry that Owen got overheated, but he’ll be fine.
“Owen has been driving like a man on fire this weekend, so he has been really phenomenal, and we’ve been checking on him; everything is fine. I’m ecstatic, more than we could have imagined.”

 

Owen Trinkler

“First of all, I’m super happy for Ted! This has been coming for a little while. We almost had the result at Atlanta, but we made it up at Daytona, at the World Center of Racing.
“We almost got the win; we just didn’t have the speed that the #28 had. I can’t say enough for our guys. We got this car and in seven days, had it on track at Sebring and put some miles on it.
“We did limited practice here because of weather conditions, and look where we are. Not the top step, but we led a lot of this race toward the end.
“Ted’s first podium in Michelin Pilot Challenge GS ever, and I’m just so happy for our boys and how we’ve grown as a team and where we are going. The Porsche performed flawlessly.”

 

Hugh Plumb

“Super excited for TGM, I think we had two really positive finishes today, P2 for the #64 car with Ted and Owen. Matt and I were sixth after battling some earlier issues in his stint.
“I couldn’t be happier for all the guys; we had excellent stops. We have preference to the #64 car – that’s the deal when they are in front of us, they get to pit first, which is what they’ve done for us in the past.
“Hats off to all the guys at TGM and Ted and Owen. It’s a big day tomorrow with the start of the 24-hour race, and we’ll look to have the same sort of success as we did today.”

Matt Plumb

“The performance of the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport is great. But I think Daytona can be a bit deceptive because it’s such a unique track that really suits the strengths of the Porsche; we have good top speed. 
“I think the field will be pretty leveled at some of the shorter tracks. The cars with more torque that are a little lighter will change the complexity. 
“But the car is so great, amazing race car. So happy for Ted and Owen to get a podium, first out with this brand new car, glad we could support them.”

Ted Giovanis the author

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