ALTON, VA (September 26, 2021) – In his quest to repeat his 2020 International GT championship, Ted Giovanis returned to Virginia International Raceway for Round 7 of the series, finishing on the podium for both weekend races.

Returning to his Porsche GT3 race car for the IGT series, Giovanis took a second-place finish in 4-liter category in Saturday’s sprint race which was a double points event. While he teamed with co-driver Hugh Plumb to capture a second in today’s 70-minute enduro.

“It’s great racing with these guys at IGT. It’s really fun, clean racing and it’s time on a track where the team will be back to race in two weeks with our Michelin Pilot cars,” said Giovanis, Team TGM team owner and driver.

“The 4-liter category is very competitive this year in IGT as new competitors come into the series and others have been moving up from the 3.8 and 3.6 cars. We’re happy with the pair of second places and the valuable points we earned this weekend toward the championship.”

“Last December the championship came down to the wire at the season finale in Daytona and I think this year will be the same. We can’t compete in all the races due to schedule conflicts, but the way IGT takes your best six finishes of the ten-event season, gives us a chance to repeat. Our results this weekend will tighten the battle.”

Next up for Team TGM is the IMSA Michelin Pilot – Virginia is for Racing Lovers Grand Prix, October 10, 2021.

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