September 22, 2014,
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Austin, TX. (September 19, 2014) – TRG-AMR scored its third consecutive IMSA GTD Pole Position at Circuit of the Americas today, with team driver James Davison setting down a blistering lap time of 2:08.502 at the scenic Texas track in the No. 007 JetSet Magazine / CarryOn.com / BePositive.org / PassTime USA Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3. This is the third consecutive pole for TRG-AMR and Davison, having also secured P1 at Road America and VIR earlier this season. The hand-built V12 Vantage GT3 was developed on high-speed tracks throughout Europe that reward the cars with the best aerodynamics, so it’s no surprise that the GT3 reacts to COTA as it would Spa Francorchamps or the Nordschleife.

Davison’s lap today exemplifies the capability of the GT3 when placed in the hands of a talented driver and backed up by a meticulous and thorough team. As IMSA moves towards adopting FIA GT3 regulations in 2016, the V12 Vantage GT3 will continue through the constant research and development cycle, furthering the success of a car that is already one of the winningest GT3 platforms ever developed.

James Davison, TRG-AMR North America Team Driver: “The guys gave me an amazing car – what more can I say? It’s incredible landing three poles in a row, especially after the massive rebuild effort for VIR. This really shows just how strong we are as a team, how strong the GT3 is, and how solid we’ve been able to perform. I’m really looking forward to the race and seeing Al get behind the wheel. This car is really suited for this track – Aston Martin Racing puts a ton of effort into developing the aero on this car and the high-speed sweepers and esses here really play into that. It’s going to be a great race – thanks again to the team for giving me such a capable car to work with this weekend.”

Kevin Buckler, CEO, TRG-AMR North America: “The first pole at Road America was great for the team and morale, and really proved what I knew the car was capable of all season. Then, following the incident at Road America and having to get a fresh tub flown in from England, the guys were really up against a wall to get the car built in time – but they put that thing together like it was straight from the factory – and James went out and set pole again. That was just incredibly amazing and rewarding. It really shows people two things – what the V12 Vantage GT3 is capable of, and also just how capable TRG-AMR is. Today’s pole is further icing on the cake and proof that the car is really as good as it has proven to be on the international stage. We are already working on our 2015 roster with interested drivers and teams and this further showcases the competitiveness of the Vantage platform. I’m looking forward to the race here at COTA, to Petit, and to all the winter testing. After that’s when the curtain will come down and we will start next season with a jump off the blocks. Look out 2015 – we will be relentless.”

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