DAYTONA BEACH, FL (Sunday, January 23, 2022) – After three days and more than 1,000 miles, Team TGM is prepared and ready for battle in next week’s double-duty weekend at Daytona International Speedway.

After completing this weekend’s Roar Before the 24 Test, Team TGM will now set its sights on competing in the 4-Hour Michelin Pilot Challenge season opener on Friday followed by the longest professional sports car race in North America, the 60th running of the Rolex 24 starting on Saturday.

Team TGM owner and driver, Ted Giovanis said, “We’re very pleased with our first event in the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsports. This weekend was all testing sessions for the Michelin Pilot series and we were able to run all sessions and get comfortable in the new cars. We are very pleased with the overall performance and think we should have a strong run next week in the four-hour race.”

Giovanis who shares driving duties with Owen Trinkler in #64 in the GS category will also team with the drivers of the #46 sister car, Hugh and Matt Plumb to compete in the GTD category for the Rolex 24 hour race in a Porsche 911 GT3 R.

“The GTD car also had a smooth weekend. We all got a good amount of time on track and we’re pleased with the car which Wright Motorsports handles for us,” Giovanis said.

“Although we competed in the 100-minute Roar race today, we were squarely focused on preparing for the 24-hour race next week. We were really not competing with anyone but ourselves today to fine-tune our pit stops, driver changes, and general preparations for the Rolex 24.”

The team will spend the next two days making final preparations for the cars for the two big events next weekend. Starting on Wednesday, January 26 with the first Michelin Pilot Challenge practice for the GS cars at 1:45 pm. The four-hour race will see the green flag on Friday, January 28 at 1:35 pm. The 60th running of the Rolex 24 Hour race will start Saturday, January 29 at 1:40 pm for the twice-around-the-clock endurance race.

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Ted Giovanis

“Today was about our team getting better suited for the Rolex 24 next week. We were not competitive in the qualifying race because we were trying to use the time to improve pit stops and work on strategy for next week’s race. We are only doing this one IMSA WeatherTech race this year and we want to be as well prepared as possible.”

 

Owen Trinkler

“They say that qualifying doesn’t matter in a 24-hour race and for us that is very true. It’s a long race and we are laser-focused on finishing this year. You can’t win if you don’t finish and making it only 18 hours last year is motivating us to get to the finish this year. So today was all about taking the steps to ensure our success next week.”

 

Hugh Plumb

“The TGM guys did an amazing job with the turn around of the new Porsches. The cars ran flawlessly this weekend. Ted Giovanis made an excellent choice in this manufacturer. After this weekend I am very hopeful that we can achieve a great result next week. We race to win championships and with these new Porsche Clubsports, we should have a great chance to leave Daytona with good points.”

Matt Plumb

“Our Michelin Pilot Challenge program was great this weekend with the new cars, we’re really happy with the Caymans. Porsche is one of the best companies in the world in making their street cars easy to drive with a comfortable and luxurious driver’s cabin and this has really been transferred to the Clubsport race car. It’s a pleasure to drive this car.”

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.