SEBRING, FL (Thursday, March 16, 2023) – Team TGM pulled off a top-ten finish in round two of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, with Hugh and Matt Plumb finishing eighth aboard the No.46 Aston Martin Vantage Gt4 entry.

Almost half of the 2-hour race was under caution as the incidents came fast and often. Fortunately, all four Team TGM drivers were able to avoid the melee, however, with the short spurts of racing it was difficult to improve their positions.

The No.64 entry of team owner/driver Ted Giovanis and Owen Trinkler crossed the line in 16th place at the checkered flag.

“I was happy with the car, and the entire team did the best possible under the circumstances,” said Ted Giovanis.

“I’m not sure what was causing all the cautions, but driving seemed very erratic out there. Owen and I had a good race. I was turning strong times under green, and both cars moved up from their qualifying positions, there just wasn’t much opportunity to advance further.

“I’m super proud of Hugh and Matt for their top ten, this will really help in the points championship. They were not able to qualify because of the rain and red flags, but they made up for it with great driving when it was green.”

From here, Michelin Pilot Challenge heads to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for round 3 of the championship, May 12-14, 2023.

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Ted Giovanis

“For round 2, I think we did as good as we expected. We wanted to have two cars in the top ten, we didn’t quite get there. The cars need a little something but I think we were getting there. We showed up, we had good pace, we didn’t have top pace. All in all, we have good cars, no damage and we are good for looking forward.”

 

Owen Trinkler

“It was a decent run for us. I think Ted did a great job his opening stint, he did what he needed to do, we got the cautions we kinda needed to be in position.The car just doesn’t have the pace right now, it’s nothing that we’re doing, it’s just the BOP game that you’re playing. Maybe we can get back on par when we get to Laguna but right now, that’s what the car has in it. You saw the Astons all ran together and even when I was coming from the back we all had the same pace.”

 

Hugh Plumb

“Whether we finish seventh or eighth, we executed on so much in that race and we’re just trying to build, get some tempo, doing some team building here at TGM. We’ve got such a great group of guys and I feel that our stops went well and we move forward from here. We have some momentum going.”

Matt Plumb

“It was an interesting race today. I can’t remember the last time we spent half the race under caution. We moved up the field however in those last couple restarts we just didn’t have anything left in the car to make a charge at the front runners. We’re happy that we didn’t get involved in any of the incidents on track, cars are clean and intact. We’ve had a lot of success at Laguna in the past and we’re looking forward to it.”

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