Daytona Beach, FL (Sunday, January 29, 2023) – Team TGM pulled off a hard-fought top eight finish in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in their first race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with Aston Martin machinery.

“The World Center of Racing” was abuzz with excitement and hosted the largest spectator crowd ever for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Team TGM made the move to Aston Martin for 2023 with their Michelin Pilot Challenge two-car team.

Today – teamed with British FIA WEC championship winning squad, TF Sport – Team TGM’s quartet of drivers Ted Giovanis, Owen Trinkler and Hugh and Matt Plumb recorded their second consecutive Rolex 24 race finish in a row.

This was despite two extended trips to the paddock. Hugh Plumb was hit by another car in the middle of the night causing damage to the left rear and Matt Plumb was at the wheel toward the ladder portion of the race when they suffered a driveline failure.

Great work by the TF Sport squad quickly put Team TGM back on track to make it to the end of the 24 hour endurance classic.

On Friday, Team TGM started the weekend with a strong result in the Michelin Pilot Challenge with Hugh and Matt Plumb, No. 46 posting a top ten finish for the 4-hour endurance race. The Plumb brothers, plus team owner and driver, Ted Giovanis (paired with co-driver Owen Trinkler) had strong runs either at the front of the pack or in the top five during the race.

From here the team will focus their attention on the Michelin Pilot Challenge GS program with the second round at Sebring International Raceway on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2023.

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

Team TGM grabs another podium finish and strong points haul in Canada

BOWMANVILLE, ONTARIO (Saturday, July 13, 2024) - Team TGM continued its championship charge today at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park with another podium for Matt Plumb and Paul Holton extending the team’s points lead in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Championship....

Gallery: CTMP Race Day

Another brilliant day of points for Team TGM as the team extends its overall championship lead as well as the Bronze Cup. We have all the pics from a big day at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.Ted Giovanis the author FOCUS FORWARD: Life lessons from racing Life comes at...

Gallery: CTMP Friday Practice

Kicking off the weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park with Team TGM's IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Aston Martin Vantage GT4 machines for Friday practice.Ted Giovanis the author FOCUS FORWARD: Life lessons from racing Life comes at you fast when you’re traveling...

Ted Giovanis

“I think it went pretty well. Obviously like everything else we learned a lot. We didn’t achieve what we wanted to. We wanted to achieve a mid-pack or top five finish but all in all everything worked out great.
“I think the TF Sport guys worked out great, helping us through the adversities we had and that’s all we can hope for and we will look forward to coming back next year.
“I really have to thank their guys for the way they quickly got the car back on track on two occasions. You can clearly see they are very determined and certainly wasn’t about to give up.”

 

Owen Trinkler

“It was a good weekend, we got off to a good start on the Michelin Pilot side. We ran up front and led some laps with the Aston Martin. We came away with the finish we needed as far as the points, but Ted and I try to go for podiums and wins, that’s our goal.
“Going into the Rolex 24, I can’t say enough good things about TF Sport. The Aston Martin was really good, but as will happen in a 24-hour race, we had a couple of issues. However, to come in here with a car to contend for a win was super exciting for me.
“I’m excited about the start of our season and can’t say enough about the team and all the hard work they have put in to get us back out there and let Ted finish this race, that’s important for us.

 

Hugh Plumb

“This is what they talk about, the highs and lows of this sport. It feels amazing just to finish a race like this, especially with a car we didn’t know so well. To do it in GTD Pro, to do it with my brother, to do it with Owen, Ted Giovanis – it’s a total honor to be here and be part of it. What an amazing bit of company we’re with.
“It was really unfortunate in the first incident because somebody came from so far back and just nailed me in the left rear.
“Both then – and again with the driveshaft issue – I worried we might be done but those TF Sport guys are like the long lost English brothers of Team TGM. They don’t know how to say the word ‘quit’.”

Matt Plumb

“It’s hard to complain about finishing a 24 hour, finishing a 24 hour with your brother and also finishing strong with a team like TGM and TF Sport. They put together such an amazing program, so professional, the car ran perfect. We had some bad luck on a little bit of mechanical issue, but it was a car that could have won this race.
“As it turned out an Aston did win this race. You can’t ask for more, we were in competitive machinery and we finished so goals accomplished.
“We now turn our attention solely on the Michelin Pilot Challenge and I am really looking forward to heading to Sebring where I think our Vantage GT4 will be a little better suited to the track than Daytona.”

Ted Giovanis the author

FOCUS FORWARD: Life lessons from racing

Life comes at you fast when you’re traveling 180 miles per hour. For Ted Giovanis, it’s also where you can learn the most valuable lessons. Since becoming a race car driver three decades ago at age forty-six—a ride that is still in overdrive—Giovanis has discovered how the tools of racing and the teamwork within it are applicable to life and business. In forty-eight motivating and, at times, exhilarating chapters, he shares his experience and knowledge.