BRASELTON, GA (Saturday, October 1, 2022) – Team TGM wrapped up its 2022 campaign at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta yesterday, completing 24 hours of racing spread over ten rounds spread across North America.

Campaigning the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport, the team led the way for the German manufacturer. Out of eight 718 Cayman entries in the championship in 2022, Team TGM topped the results finishing first and second in the points in 10th and 11th place overall.

Contrary to predictions yesterday, Hurricane Ian stayed on the coast and the entire race was completely dry and fast paced. The race went green under gray skies, but rain stayed away throughout the duration.

Team TGM’s No. 46 with drivers Hugh and Matt Plumb eventually crossed the line in 11th with No. 64 with drivers Ted Giovanis and Owen Trinkler finishing 20th.

The 2022 season was the team’s first season with the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport and included a pair of podiums for Giovanis and Trinkler at Daytona and Virginia International Raceway.

“This season the team has taken great pride in helping to develop and fine tune the Porsche 718. Overall they have been great cars to race. All the teams are working to make the car as strong as possible but we’re very pleased to lead the way for the Porsche pack.” said Ted Giovanis, Team TGM owner and driver.

“I’ve described this season as a rollercoaster with several impressive highs and a few deep valleys. Certainly today was not the way we wanted to finish off the season, however we will look forward to the future.

“Our team has worked incredibly hard all season and especially this weekend with a couple of our guys impacted at home from Hurricane Ian. They all pulled together and we finished the race and came home with both cars.

“We are already looking forward to finalizing our 2023 race season plans. Our congratulations go to Alan Brynjolfsson, Trent Hindman and Volt Racing on winning the GS championship.”

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....

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Ted Giovanis

“It’s not the day we wanted but both cars did finish. The series has eventually become very, very competitive, both within GS and TCR. It’s hard with the multiclass racing, with both groups.
“The Team TGM guys did a great job as always it’s just too bad we couldn’t deliver a better performance for them. But we are always working on it and we will do better next time, we will do better next year.”

 

Owen Trinkler

“I think overall when you look at the No. 64 car, what a season for us. We started the season at Daytona with a second place and now coming off VIR with a third place. We had some slumps in the middle of the year but overall it’s been the best year for the No. 64 car with Ted Giovanis in it and I’m happy to be paired with him to do what we did this year.
“Today hurt a little bit, we just didn’t get the cautions we needed at the beginning of the race to put us in the right track position.
“The car has speed, we just didn’t get the breaks we needed. Overall it’s been a good year for TGM finishing with momentum for us for next year, Ted and I will see what we can do and contend for some wins next year.”

 

Hugh Plumb

“I think it just goes to show you that this sport, Michelin Pilot Challenge is so, so competitive and everybody is on their game. It’s our first year with the car and I think we as a team came a long way.
“We had some mechanical issues, we made the car a little bit better, but again we are fighting teams that have been running with a manufacturer for quite some time and it takes time to warm up to the car.
“I think good teams like ours will walk away from this and have learned a ton moving into next year. It’s a growing year, we all stick together, win together, lose together.
“We walk away with our heads held high. As always I am so appreciative of this whole effort, everyone here is so professional. TGM has their act together, we move on from here with better results next time.”

Matt Plumb

“Final race of the year, the season is over. It’s been a tough year, it’s been difficult as far as development of the car, working through unforeseen issues, working through incidents on the race track.
“If there was something that could have gone wrong we got it out of the way this season. The upside is that we have cleared everything bad off the table and the team is resilient and we will find ways to bounce back.”

Ted Giovanis the author

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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.