BRASELTON, GA (Monday, March 29, 2021) – Team TGM owner and driver Ted Giovanis continued with back-to-back runs in his Porsche 991 after a successful debut in the inaugural race in the Porsche Carrera Cup North America at Sebring last week – this week turning his attention to International GT Series competition.

Giovanis continued his quest to repeat his 2020 Mission Foods GT3 Cup Championship as the series headed to round two at Road Atlanta.

Racing with a record International GT field of 44 cars, Giovanis finished on the podium in all three races on the weekend. Saturday featured two sprint races, plus a Sunday morning enduro where he shared driving duties with teammate Hugh Plumb. Competing in the four-liter category, Giovanis stood on the podium by securing hard-fought third-place finishes in each race.

“We had some good optimism going into the weekend with International GT returning to Road Atlanta, our home track and a place where I really enjoy racing and it turned out good finishing on the podium three times,” Giovanis said.

“In the sprint races it’s basically all me and I focus on improving my laps which I did. My times got better each race. Then in the enduro I was able to come through and bring my times down there as well.”

International GT competition requires a five-minute pit stop during the enduro which always comes down to both strategy and fortune, Giovanis explains, “Everything all in all went really well. We may have done a lot better in the enduro had we not pitted when we did as a full course yellow came out just after our stop but it was a great weekend and awesome racing with these folks in what is a great series.”

Giovanis will miss round three of International GT competition as the series next races at Road America the same weekend as IMSA is at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course where Team TGM will return to competition in the Michelin Pilot Challenge, May 13-15.

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