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  • TRG to Debut New Lamborghini Super Trofeo Team at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

    April 26, 2016

    PETALUMA, CA – April 25, 2016: The Racer’s Group (TRG) today announced further expansion of their racing division to include the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America series, set to launch its fourth season in North America at the IMSA WeatherTech Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on April 28-May 1st. The addition of the Lamborghini Huracán LP620-2 Super Trofeo model to the team’s arsenal of powerful GT cars is TRG’s latest move to continuously stay on the leading edge of top-level racing in North America. Joining the Lamborghini one-make series further establishes TRG as a pacesetter in building and maintaining a luxury lifestyle environment in the paddock. Combined with team’s sister company, Adobe Road Wines, the Italian marque contributes to TRG’s coveted status as a leader ...

  • TRG Doubles Down For Laguna Seca With Both Aston Martin and Lamborghini

    April 22, 2016

    Petaluma, CA – April 22, 2016: The Racers Group (TRG) is headed to Monterey to reveal a few surprises that have been in the works at their Petaluma, CA-based headquarters. In addition to competing with the distinguished, “Voodoo Blue” No. 007 TRG-Aston Martin V12 Vantage GTD car, the team is pleased to reveal that they’ll be debuting a second program for the IMSA event. TRG announces their participation in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America series, with race number one and two taking place at the IMSA WeatherTech Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at Laguna Seca Raceway on April 28-May 1st. The team has already taken delivery of and tested the stunning Lamborghini Huracán LP620-2 Super Trofeo in preparations for next week’s event. James Davison will have an exceptionally busy ...

  • Alexandridis, DeBoer Take On Barber Motorsports Park in No. 09 Aston Martin Vantage

    April 22, 2016

    PETALUMA, CA – April 21, 2016: This weekend, The Racer’s Group (TRG) is at Barber Motorsports Park with drivers Jason Alexandridis and Derek DeBoer for the Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Alabama presented by Porsche. The duo will share the No. 09 BRM/Rebounderz/Racing for Cancer Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4, with DeBoer taking the wheel for Friday’s race and Alexandridis racing on Saturday. There will be 23 cars fighting for the top step of the podium in the GTS races, the most GT4 cars entered all season. TRG has won at the beautiful Alabama race track many times, including an incredible doubleheader victory with Kris Wilson in 2015. After a tight battle on the streets of St. Petersburg in March, DeBoer and Alexandridis are more than ready to battle through ...

  • The Racer’s Group Plans on Another Podium at the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA – Thermal

    April 11, 2016

    The Racer’s Group aims to follow up with their success at the opening rounds of the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA for the second weekend of the series at The Thermal Club in Southern California. From April 8-10, Craig Lyons, Bob Bramlage and Patrice Gautier will race their TRG Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport cars on the beautiful private track.   “It’s great to be down here with the guys and with our brand-new Cayman program,” said Kevin Buckler, TRG CEO. “The series is going to be a blast this year, and we are proud to be back with Porsche running this multi-car effort. Hats off to Greg Franz and everybody from the series and also to the new owners and the staff here at Thermal. The facility is beautiful and growing and ...

  • The Racer’s Group Partners with BRM Chronographes to Create Iconic Timepiece

    April 7, 2016

    Teaming up to launch a record-setting timepiece, the SP-44-TRG, the companies will release one of the lightest chronographs in the world. PETALUMA, CA – April 7, 2016: The Racer’s Group is pleased to announce a partnership with BRM Chronographes for its 2016 race season. The innovative watchmaker, which produces the world’s lightest chronograph-automatic timepiece in hard material, is a natural fit for the elite TRG motorsports company. The collaboration will also include BRM branding on TRG’s racecars for the duration of the 2016 season. Engineered by BRM, the custom SP-44-TRG translates TRG’s iconic livery and racing legacy through handcrafted timepieces. The made-to-measure models are designed with industry-leading technical precision and will feature some of the most advanced mechanics and materials in modern watchmaking. “This cutting edge timepiece utilizes some of our design cues ...

  • Mastering The Art of Racing, Wine and Lifestyle at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

    March 18, 2016

    St. Petersburg, FL – March 17, 2016: Last weekend, three Aston Martin Vantage race cars fought through a fierce field of competitors over four races at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The TRG-AMR drivers — Jason Alexandridis, Derek DeBoer, Duncan Ende, and new teammate Sean Gibbons — handled the oceanside street course with skill and determination for a huge crowd of team partners and guests that were there cheering them on. A non-stop weekend full of racing, wine receptions, sunshine and nightlife capped the second weekend of the Pirelli World Challenge race season. TRG-AMR and Adobe Road Wines kicked off their week in Florida with nearly 100 guests at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club for a fabulous wine tasting with their members. The next morning, select invitees were ...

  • TRG-Aston Martin Racing Celebrates Their 21st Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona

    March 17, 2016

    TRG-Aston Martin Racing has completed their race weekend at Daytona, marking 21 consecutive starts at the legendary race for the team and CEO Kevin Buckler. In that time, they ran hundreds of clean laps and led the GTD class at several points, all while being cheered on and supported by nearly 100 VIP guests, including sponsors, family and friends.   One notable guest was team partner Sergio Pérez, the hugely popular Mexican Formula 1 driver, who was there to support his brother and TRG-AMR driver Toño Pérez. His presence, which was also key to strengthening relationships between Mexican businesses and TRG, generated remarkable interest from both the media and fans with interviews being televised nationwide. Escuderia Telmex and Telcel provided Spanish-language race coverage to a huge network of international followers. Drivers Ricardo ...

  • TRG-Aston Martin Racing Pursues Fifth Victory at Daytona with International Driver Lineup

    March 17, 2016

    January 26, 2016 – TRG-Aston Martin Racing is one of the most experienced and successful teams to be lined up on the grid at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona this weekend. In its 21st consecutive year entering one of the most prestigious endurance races in the world, the California-based team will go for its fifth win. Though the field of 54 sportscars in multiple classes will provide for a tough battle, TRG’s track record — including 13 podiums with multiple car makes and an overall race win in 2003 — ensures the team will be a strong contender with its internationally-supported driver lineup. The Daytona team lineup includes three Mexican drivers endorsed by Formula 1 star Sergio Perez in an international marketing venture with Carlos Slim. The team’s history with ...

  • TRG Honors its Legacy While Expanding its Capabilities in 2016

    March 11, 2016

    The TRG-Aston Martin Racing (TRG-AMR) team is preparing for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona at the end of the month, in pursuit of their fifth win at this historic event. This will be the third year in partnership with Aston Martin Racing, and their 21st run at what is considered our “Super Bowl of Motorsports.” Over the past two decades, TRG has operated in multiple series at nearly every level in racing — in Grand Am with Daytona Prototypes and Porsche – Pontiac GT cars, in American LeMans Series with Porsche GT cars, in NASCAR Sprint Cup and the Craftsman Truck Series, and currently in IMSA and Pirelli World Challenge with Aston Martin GT3’s and GT4’s. The team’s record-breaking results include four victories at the Rolex 24 Hours at ...

  • TRG-Aston Martin Racing Plans Epic Weekend of Racing and Entertainment at St. Petersburg

    March 10, 2016

    ST. PETERSBURG, March 10, 2016: This weekend, TRG-AMR returns to the beautiful yet harrowing street course at St. Petersburg, FL for the second round of races of the Pirelli World Challenge series. With the team’s three Aston Martin Vantages racing in two highly competitive classes, the festival-like experience at the famous Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will be second to none. Multiple series, including IndyCar, will be out in full force at the historic track over three adrenaline-filled days. The famed waterfront street course boasts some of the fastest racing on the planet, which will be balanced by TRG-AMR’s entertainment schedule of evenings filled with extravagant hospitality events. Opportunities to mingle with an elite racing fraternity will take place in multiple venues across the city. On Thursday, team guests are invited ...

  • AFTER SUCCESS IN AUSTIN, TRG-ASTON MARTIN RACING PREPARES FOR THE FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST. PETERSBURG

    March 8, 2016

    AUSTIN, TX: TRG-Aston Martin Racing is bringing home three awards of achievement after the Pirelli World Challenge season opener at the Circuit of the Americas last weekend, rounding out a week of racing and wine dinners in the Lone Star state. All of the drivers brought members of their family to cheer them on while they raced at the Nissan Grand Prix of Texas. The team is celebrating their success and is already looking forward to the PWC Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in Florida this weekend. The week began in true TRG fashion, with a private wine dinner at a home overlooking the Austin skyline. Guests were treated to the full spectrum of Adobe Road Wines, including the highly rated new Red Apex and Cabernet Sauvignon Bavarian Lion Vineyard selections. ...

  • TRG-AMR Racing Ready for Another Podium Streak in the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge Season

    March 3, 2016

    PETALUMA, CA: The TRG-Aston Martin Racing team is set to launch the Pirelli World Challenge season with one of its strongest lineups to date. With three powerful Aston Martin Vantage cars competing in two classes, the team is prepared to surpass their nine podiums and six wins from the 2015 PWC season. TRG-AMR welcomes the return of drivers Derek DeBoer, Jason Alexandridis, Duncan Ende, and Max Riddle to the 2016 season opener in Austin, Texas on March 4-6th. A full season in PWC means that guests and team supporters can expect an exciting calendar of race-weekend entertainment provided by the TRG-AMR business and hospitality crew. From private race seating and cocktails at The Dalí Museum during this month’s Grand Prix of St. Petersburg to Adobe Road wine dinners at Laguna Seca ...

  • TRG-Aston Martin Racing Celebrates Their 21st Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona

    February 3, 2016

    TRG-Aston Martin Racing has completed their race weekend at Daytona, marking 21 consecutive starts at the legendary race for the team and CEO Kevin Buckler. In that time, they ran hundreds of clean laps and led the GTD class at several points, all while being cheered on and supported by nearly 100 VIP guests, including sponsors, family and friends. One notable guest was team partner Sergio Pérez, the hugely popular Mexican Formula 1 driver, who was there to support his brother and TRG-AMR driver Toño Pérez. His presence, which was also key to strengthening relationships between Mexican businesses and TRG, generated remarkable interest from both the media and fans with interviews being televised nationwide. Escuderia Telmex and Telcel provided Spanish-language race coverage to a huge network of international followers. Drivers Ricardo ...

  • TRG-Aston Martin Racing Pursues Fifth Victory at Daytona with International Driver Lineup

    January 26, 2016

    January 26, 2016 – TRG-Aston Martin Racing is one of the most experienced and successful teams to be lined up on the grid at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona this weekend. In its 21st consecutive year entering one of the most prestigious endurance races in the world, the California-based team will go for its fifth win. Though the field of 54 sportscars in multiple classes will provide for a tough battle, TRG’s track record — including 13 podiums with multiple car makes and an overall race win in 2003 — ensures the team will be a strong contender with its internationally-supported driver lineup. The Daytona team lineup includes three Mexican drivers endorsed by Formula 1 star Sergio Perez in an international marketing venture with Carlos Slim. The team’s history with ...

  • TRG HONORS ITS LEGACY WHILE EXPANDING ITS CAPABILITIES IN 2016

    January 25, 2016

    The TRG-Aston Martin Racing (TRG-AMR) team is preparing for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona at the end of the month, in pursuit of their fifth win at this historic event. This will be the third year in partnership with Aston Martin Racing, and their 21st run at what is considered our “Super Bowl of Motorsports.” Over the past two decades, TRG has operated in multiple series at nearly every level in racing — in Grand Am with Daytona Prototypes and Porsche – Pontiac GT cars, in American LeMans Series with Porsche GT cars, in NASCAR Sprint Cup and the Craftsman Truck Series, and currently in IMSA and Pirelli World Challenge with Aston Martin GT3’s and GT4’s. The team’s record-breaking results include four victories at the Rolex 24 Hours at ...

  • Behind-The-Scenes with TRG: How We Get Those Amazing Photos Of Our Cars On The Track

    January 14, 2016

    Sometimes, you’ll see a photo that simply looks too good to be real — maybe it’s from a video game, or maybe it’s been Photoshopped — but you think, “There’s no way that image is straight from a camera.” What if that photo was of our Vantage GT3 race car tearing around the banking at the Daytona International Speedway, and you found out our photographer’s lens was, at times, less than 12 inches away from the Aston’s front grille? The result is a beautiful, powerful photo, and the surprising truth is that it’s not a compilation of computer rendered images. Here’s the story on how it was done. TRG-AMR Daytona / Bryan Cleary THE SETTING It’s sunset at the Roar Before the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and all of the teams competing in the spectacular 24 hour race are ...

  • Lars Viljoen Part Of International TRG-Aston Martin Racing Lineup for Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona

    January 7, 2016

    January 5, 2016 – TRG-Aston Martin Racing is excited to announce the addition of British racing driver, Lars Viljoen, to their stellar 24 Hours at Daytona lineup. Viljoen will race the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 alongside F1 star Sergio Perez’ handpicked group of Mexican drivers for the January 30-31 endurance race. Since winning both his first ever karting and single-seater Formula Ford races, Viljoen has competed in the Formula BMW UK Championship, Formula 3, and from 2010 has been racing sports prototypes and GT cars in multiple European series. He is an endurance racing specialist and is sponsored by Angela Estate Winery and Gainesway Thoroughbred Stallion Farm. Viljoen adds a dash of British heritage to the TRG-Aston Martin Racing family, which is running an international effort with three Mexican drivers recently announced. ...

  • F1 Driver Sergio Perez Partners with TRG-Aston Martin Racing for Daytona 24

    December 24, 2015

    PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA (December 24, 2015)- TRG-Aston Martin Racing is proud to announce their partnership with Formula 1 star, Sergio Perez, and an international driver lineup for the legendary Rolex 24 at Daytona, January 30-31, 2016. The team will compete in the GT Daytona (GTD) class in a full factory, collaborative program with Aston Martin Racing. Sergio “Checo” Perez is a hugely popular Mexican driver in Formula 1 and is interested in promoting Mexican drivers seeking to compete in sportscar racing in North America. Perez’ decision to partner with TRG could not have been a better fit, as the team is one of the most successful GT teams ever to compete in the 24 Hours of Daytona, with 4 class wins (once overall) and 13 podiums. The resurgence of Mexico’s influence on ...

  • TRG-Aston Martin Racing Confirms 2016 IMSA WeatherTech Championship: Plans Two-Car Full Factory Effort at Day…

    December 11, 2015

    Petaluma, CA – December 11, 2015 – TRG-AMR, along with Aston Martin North America and Aston Martin Racing, today announced plans to compete in the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Daytona (GTD) class. The California-based team is running a full factory, collaborative GTD program with Aston Martin Racing. To kick off the 2016 season, TRG-AMR will focus on Daytona and Sebring. Both teams will share personnel, resources, and data, maintaining a powerful alliance. TRG has been a sports car powerhouse since the early days of IMSA with their first victory in 1995. In 2015, the team came ever-so-close to winning the IMSA GTD Championship and entered the last round at Petit Le Mans as the series leader. The team is returning and this January is looking to score its fifth Rolex ...

  • TRG-AMR Announces First 2016 Pirelli World Challenge Driver Team in GTS Class

    November 4, 2015

    PETALUMA, CA (November 4, 2015) – After finishing the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge season with the most wins of any team in GTS class, TRG-Aston Martin Racing announces its first driver lineup for 2016. TRG-AMR drivers Derek DeBoer and Jason Alexandridis are returning from their 2015 partial season campaign to drive the V8 Vantage in 2016 as a driver team. Both drivers showed strong pace in 2015, with Derek winning his class earlier this year in the Aston Martin Le Mans Festival race in support of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The driver team will compete for the entire 2016 PWC season in GTS class and will be chasing a newly formatted team championship as a pair. Both drivers will be competing at each race on the schedule, as well as ...

  • TRG-AMR, in partnership with Aston Martin Racing, launches factory supported race program in North America for…

    November 2, 2015

    PETALUMA, CA, November 3, 2015 – To continue the growth of its global customer base, Aston Martin Racing in conjunction with its US partner, TRG-AMR, will offer a complete factory-supported race program beginning in 2016, along with a strong reward program for all qualifying competitors. Drivers and teams that commit to racing an Aston Martin GT4 or V12 Vantage GT3 in Pirelli World Challenge will receive comprehensive factory support, engineering assistance, spare parts support and other benefits to ensure a strong and competitive program. The North American program will support the Pirelli World Challenge in GT, GTA and GTS classes. Services available to all Aston Martin competitors will include the following areas of support: Trackside AMR engineering support, including engine management and chassis support. Dedicated customer trackside spare parts service. Support for public relations, ...

  • TRG-Aston Martin Racing Battles in a Rain-Shortened Petit Le Mans Race to Finish Second in the 2015 IMSA GTD C…

    October 13, 2015

    PETALUMA, CA, October 13, 2015 – Perhaps the feel good story of the 2015 GT race season in North America was in the IMSA Tudor United SportsCar Championship and the efforts of TRG-Aston Martin Racing. The privateer team from Northern California featuring a rising star driver in her first full season of racing in the V12 Vantage took the fight to the mighty teams of Porsche, Ferrari, BMW, Viper and Audi and almost pulled it off. TRG-Aston Martin Racing driver Christina Nielsen began the season on a high note as the team captured the Pole Position at the 24 Hours of Daytona 24 race with co-drivers James Davison, Brandon Davis and fellow Dane, Christoffer Nygaard. Unfortunately, part way through the race with the 007 car in the race lead, an amateur ...

  • A Danish Woman’s Chance to become the First Female IMSA Champion – Vice Sports

    October 2, 2015

    A Danish Woman’s Chance to become the First Female IMSA Champion - Vice Sports

  • Four Championships on the Line at Tudor Series Petit Le Mans – Epoch Times

    October 2, 2015

    Four Championships on the Line at Tudor Series Petit Le Mans - Epoch Times

  • Christina Nielsen Poised To Make Motorsports History In Imsa – AP Auto Racing

    October 2, 2015

    Christina Nielsen Poised To Make Motorsports History In Imsa - AP Auto Racing