BRASELTON, GA (Tuesday, January 17, 2023) – Excitement continues to build at Team TGM as they head to Daytona this week with three new Aston Martin racing machines and new Rolex 24 partner, the championship-winning TF Sport squad.
The team will run No.64 with team owner/driver Ted Giovanis and Owen Trinkler and No.46 with Hugh and Matt Plumb in the Michelin Pilot Challenge with a pair of Aston Martin Vantage GT4 entries.
Additionally, for the third year in a row, Team TGM will compete in the renowned Rolex 24 at Daytona in the WeatherTech Championship, this year in the GTD Pro category with an Aston Martin Vantage GT3.
Coming off a second-place podium in the 2022 Michelin Challenge race, expectations are high for the team for the 4-hour endurance race on Friday, Jan 27. The seventh-place finish in the 2022 Rolex 24 was the best for Team TGM, and there is much confidence in the TGM Aston Martin Vantage being in contention for a podium finish in 2023.
Roar Before the 24: IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2023
8:45 – 9:15: Practice 1, Michelin Challenge
11:00 – 12:30: Practice 1, WeatherTech Championship
2:30 – 4:00: Practice 2, Michelin Challenge
4:15 – 6:00: Practice 2, WeatherTech Championship
SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2023
9:30 – 11:00: Practice 3, Michelin Challenge
11:15 – 12:45: Practice 3, WeatherTech Championship
3:10 – 4:10: Practice 4, WeatherTech Championship
4:30 – 5:30: Practice 4 Michelin Challenge
6:30 – 8:30: Practice 5, WeatherTech Championship
SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2023
10:15 – 11:15: Practice 5, Michelin Challenge
1:25 – 1:40: Qualifying, WeatherTech Championship
HOW TO WATCH:
GTD Pro Qualifying will be aired live on IMSA.TV Sunday, Jan 22
Team TGM will race with a new marque Aston Martin for the full season in Michelin Pilot Challenge and the 61st annual 2023 Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Team TGM will enter their Aston Martin Vantage in the IMSA WeatherTech GTD Pro category for the Rolex 24 with TF Sport.
The Roar weekend will provide five practice sessions for the Michelin Pilot Challenge cars over the three days, with the first session Friday, January 20 at 9:30 am.
Endurance and preparation will be key with most Michelin Challenge and WeatherTech sessions throughout the weekend being back-to-back with the potential of 13 hours of on-track time.
On Sunday, January 22 at 1:25 pm, the team will qualify their Aston Martin in the GTD Pro category.
Ted Giovanis and Owen Trinkler will campaign the #64 with brothers Hugh and Matt Plumb racing the #46 in the Michelin Pilot Challenge. All four drivers will pilot the #64 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
HOW TO LISTEN:
IMSA radio – http://imsaradio.com
HOW TO ATTEND:
Tickets available at https://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/race-tickets/
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“I’m excited to get back to Daytona after our test in early December. I am really excited about the Michelin Pilot program. The Aston Martins are going to be a good, consistent platform for us and me specifically. There seems to be some benefit to me personally from driving the AM GT4 and GT3. The feel and mannerisms are similar in the two cars because the platforms were derived from the same road car. I am adapting well to the new platform and getting comfortable in the new cars. I’m looking forward to the race and season.”
“We’ve had some limited testing in the Aston Martin, which went very well. The car is a joy to drive. Team TGM is in the best position for strong finishes in both races next week. The preparation this week, both mechanical and personal, will be key for the Roar, with most of the practice sessions being back-to-back between the Michelin Pilot and WeatherTech cars and the potential for rain in the mix.”
“We are very impressed with the Aston Martin Vantage and working with TF Sport. Ted and Kristina Giovanis have put together the best elements for success this year in Daytona. I’m thankful to be part of this team and for the opportunity Ted has provided to race the best equipment, with the best people. Everyone on Team TGM worked seamlessly with TF in recent testing, and we were all happy with the Aston Martin’s performance. TF Sport’s recent WEC championship season speaks to the caliber of their team and knowledge of the Aston Martin. This week will be all about preparation and getting more time behind the wheel of the Aston Martin. We couldn’t be better positioned to be on the podium in both races next week.”
“Daytona is such a great, classic race. The circuit is like no other we race on the remainder of the season. For Team TGM, it’s 28 hours of intense, focused racing. This week at the Roar will be pivotal in preparing for the two races next week. We’re looking at the possibility of rain during the Roar, which is always in play at Daytona, so we can get some good data on the car this weekend. The team has been working hard during this short off-season, and I think we are more prepared than ever for the start of a long ten days in Daytona. We are all super happy to be with TF Sport for the Rolex 24, and I’m grateful to Ted Giovanis for the opportunity.”
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.