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  • Christina Nielsen in line to make sports car history at Petit Le Mans – USA Today

    October 1, 2015

    Christina Nielsen in line to make sports car history at Petit Le Mans - USA Today

  • Dane poised to become first woman to win international motor racing championship – The Copenhagen Post

    October 1, 2015

    Dane poised to become first woman to win international motor racing championship - The Copenhagen Post

  • Championships to Be Decided in Petit Le Mans – NextGen Indy

    October 1, 2015

    Championships to Be Decided in Petit Le Mans - NextGen Indy

  • Leading by only one point, TRG-Aston Martin Racing is heading into Petit Le Mans – Motorsport.com

    October 1, 2015

    Leading by only one point, TRG-Aston Martin Racing is heading into Petit Le Mans - Motorsport.com

  • TRG-AMR Targets Two Tuscc Titles – Paddock Talk

    October 1, 2015

    TRG-AMR Targets Two Tuscc Titles - Paddock Talk

  • TRG-Aston Martin Racing heads into Petit Le Mans with one point lead – Sports Car Illustrated

    October 1, 2015

    TRG-Aston Martin Racing heads into Petit Le Mans with one point lead - Sports Car Illustrated

  • Kuno Wittmer Eyeing Victory at “Petit Le Mans” – Inside Track News

    October 1, 2015

    Kuno Wittmer Eyeing Victory at "Petit Le Mans" - Inside Track News

  • TRG-Aston Martin Racing Chasing Driver and Team Championships Heading Into Petit Le Mans …Leading by Onl…

    September 28, 2015

    ATLANTA, GA, September 28, 2015 – For the first time in North American history two very special moments are unfolding heading into the final round of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship at Petit Le Mans on October 3rd. TRG-Aston Martin Racing enters the event leading in the GTD championship for both the team and the drivers championships and leading by the slimmest of margins. This will be the first time in history that an Aston Martin or a female driver could potentially win a major North American championship and all eyes are on the 007 car and its star driver, Christina Nielsen. The team arrived into Atlanta last week to begin testing and building its race strategy for the Petit Le Mans endurance race that will determine the championship ...

  • TRG-Aston Martin Racing Going for the Championship– Seeking to Extend Points Lead at Circuit of the Amer…

    September 18, 2015

    AUSTIN, TX, September 18, 2015 – TRG-Aston Martin Racing enters the penultimate round of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship at the Circuit of the Americas hoping to extend its points lead in the GT Daytona class as part of the Lone Star Le Mans weekend. After scoring a strong second place finish at Virginia International Raceway just three weeks ago, all eyes will be on the #007 Royal Purple/Orion/LaSalle Solutions/Passtime V12 Vantage and driver Christina Nielsen. This weekend’s event at the Circuit of the Americas is especially important as the team will be hosting approximately 100 corporate partners, multiple private events, and Aston Martin Racing (UK) as they race in the FIA World Endurance Championship the same day. The team is pleased to partner with the local Aston Martin Dealer, ...

  • TRG-Aston Martin Racing Delivers: Another Win and Podium to Finish the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge Season

    September 14, 2015

    MONTEREY, CA, September 14, 2015 – Once again, TRG-Aston Martin Racing delivers with a solid win in GTS class and a podium result in GTA class to finish the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge season. After scoring a race win and podium finish at the Sonoma Grand Prix just two weeks ago, the team repeats the performance again at the Grand Prix of Monterey to close out the PWC season. In the GT race, Christina Nielsen qualified and started fourth in the GTA class in the #7 Royal Purple/Orion/LaSalle Solutions/Passtime V12 Vantage. Christina battled hard through the first half of the race to hold off attacks from rivals and made an aggressive pass on the front-running Audi R8 to move up from P4 to P3. She charged forward from there avoiding the ...

  • TRG-Aston Martin Racing looks for a Final Victory to Finish the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge Season

    September 11, 2015

    MONTEREY, CA, September 11, 2015 –TRG-Aston Martin Racing is looking to follow-up its strong results at the Sonoma Grand Prix with another win at this weekend’s final round of the Pirelli World Challenge Series at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The team will be fielding three Aston Martin Vantage race cars including IMSA GTD points leader Christina Nielsen driving the #7 Royal Purple/Orion V12 Vantage in the GTA class and who won in the GTA class at the Sonoma Grand Prix. Also racing in the in the #07 LaSalle Solutions V8 Vantage is Kris Wilson who has 4 wins on the season and added another podium with a strong 2nd place finish in GTS class at the Sonoma Grand Prix. Joining Kris will be Jeff Huber, racing the #06 Stand Up 2 ...

  • TRG-Aston Martin Racing Delivers a 1-2 punch at Sonoma Grand Prix-Victory in GTA and Second Place in GTS

    August 31, 2015

    SONOMA, CA, August 31, 2015 –TRG-Aston Martin Racing extends its winning ways by bringing six Aston Martin Vantage race cars to the Sonoma Grand Prix and delivering a win in the GTA class and 2nd place in GTS class in the Pirelli World Challenge series. The team kicked off the Pirelli World Challenge weekend by hosting an exquisite Thursday evening private wine dinner for technology executives and a private equity firm at the team’s headquarters in Petaluma. The dinner, racing facility tour, and special wine tasting inside the Adobe Road Winery production facility and tasting room, provided attendees with a behind-the-scenes view into the world of sports car racing and corporate relationship building. The following evening, TRG-AMR hosted a party for over 100 Pirelli World Challenge team members and corporate VIPs. On ...

  • TRG-Aston Martin Racing Bringing Six Strong Cars to the PWC Sonoma Weekend

    August 27, 2015

    SONOMA, CA, August 26, 2015 –TRG-Aston Martin Racing is rolling back into its home track at Sonoma Raceway with a massive undertaking for this weekend’s penultimate round of the Pirelli World Challenge Series. The team will be fielding six Aston Martin Vantage race cars including IMSA GTD points leader Christina Nielsen driving the #7 Royal Purple V12 Vantage in the GTA class and five exceptional drivers in the GTS class — including Kris Wilson who is going for his fifth and sixth PWC GTS class wins this season in the #07 LaSalle Solutions V8 Vantage. Joining Kris in GTS class will be Derek DeBoer (#09 Racing for Cancer / BRM), Jeff Huber (#06 Stand Up 2 Cancer / Exploratorium), Peter Ludwig (#13 World Technology Ingredients / OISI) and our newest member ...

  • TRG-Aston Martin Racing extends Championship Points Lead at VIR Heading into the Final 2 Rounds

    August 25, 2015

    Alton, VA (August 25, 2015) -In what might be described as one of the best “feel good” racing stories of 2015, a strong independent GT team partnered with one of the the last remaining independent luxury brands in the world, now sits squarely on top of the GT championship dominating over its enormous automotive rivals and brands. TRG and Aston Martin sit solidly in the lead of the GT Drivers and Team Championship and after a solid 2nd place finish at Virginia International Raceway on Sunday have now extended their lead even further over their 2nd place Ferrari rival. And leading that charge is the Danish sensation and professional driver, Christina Nielsen along with her co-driver, the current reigning GTLM Champion Kuno Wittmer in the #007 Aston Martin GT3. The TRG ...

  • TRG-Aston Martin Racing Seeks to Extend its Championship Points Lead at VIR

    August 19, 2015

    Danville, VA (August 19, 2015) – As the Tudor United SportsCar Championship season is winding down, the intensity is heating up. With another podium finish for the #007 Aston Martin GT3 at Road America last week, TRG-AMR driver Christina Nielsen leads the GTD class points by a slim margin. The GTD championship is very close as four drivers are within just ten points of Christina’s lead. Christina and her Orion/Royal Purple/LaSalle Solutions/Passtime USA/Mellow Mushroom number 007 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 will be the center of attention this Sunday at the Oak Tree Grand Prix at VIR. Both the media and competitor race teams will be watching as Christina and TRG-Aston Martin Racing turn their attention from chasing the points lead to protecting the points lead. TRG-Aston Martin Racing is also pleased ...

  • Nielsen Leads Tight GTD Points Battle Into Oak Tree Grand Prix

    August 19, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 18, 2015) – Christina Nielsen is looking to extend her lead atop a close GT Daytona (GTD) points battle in Sunday’s Oak Tree Grand Prix at VIRginia International Raceway, Round 10 of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Nielsen captured the GTD points lead with her third second-place finish of the year for TRG-AMR in the most recent race at Road America, co-driving the No. 007 Royal Purple/Orion Energy/LaSalle Solutions/PassTime USA Aston Martin Vantage with Kuno Wittmer. Now, she’s looking forward to her first TUDOR Championship race at VIR – a 17-turn, 3.27-mile circuit located in Alton, Virginia. The race showcases the GT Le Mans (GTLM) and GTD classes, and will be televised live on FOX Sports 1, beginning at 1 p.m. ET. “We went testing at VIR, and ...

  • Nielsen Leads Points In GTD

    August 16, 2015

    News and Notes from the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America One race after finishing third at Lime Rock Park, TRG-AMR’s Christina Nielsen placed second at Road America, enabling the driver of the No. 007 Royal Purple/Orion Energy/LaSalle Solutions/PassTime USA Aston Martin Vantage to take the lead in the GT Daytona (GTD) point standings. Now, she’s ready to take the next step. “We finished P3 at Lime Rock, P2 here at Road America and now we’re aiming for P1 at VIRginia International Raceway,” Nielsen said. “I just wish we had a bigger fuel tank right now – but if I can’t have that, I’ll take the championship lead. That’s amazing.” Kuno Wittmer – racing for the third time as Nielsen’s co-driver – pitted for fuel with 20 minutes remaining, handing the lead ...

  • A Chat With GTD Points Leader Christina Nielsen

    August 16, 2015

    DENMARK NATIVE HAS THREE RUNNER-UP FINISHES IN 2015 There’s a new name atop the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GT Daytona (GTD) point standings: Christina Nielsen. The 23-year-old resident of Horsholm, Denmark enters the Oak Tree Grand Prix at VIR with a two-point lead in GTD, with only three races remaining. She has four podium finishes this season for TRG-AMR, placing second at Sebring International Raceway, Detroit’s Raceway at Belle Isle Park and Road America, in addition to placing third at Lime Rock Park. Nielsen has been paired with Kuno Wittmer in the No. 007 Royal Purple/Orion Energy/LaSalle Solutions/PassTime USA Aston Martin Vantage. Christina, what are your thoughts seeing your name at the top of the GTD point standings? “I did not see it coming at the start of the season, to be honest, especially after Daytona ...

  • TRG-Aston Martin Racing and Christina Nielsen Take The GTD Series Lead In The TUDOR United SportsCar Champions…

    August 10, 2015

    Elkhart Lake, WI (August 10, 2015) – For the first time in North American history, an Aston Martin racecar sits on top of a major Sportscar racing series in both the Team and Drivers Championships. A strong qualifying effort and flawless driving performance saw Danish sportscar standout Christina Nielsen and her teammate, reigning GTLM champion Kuno Wittmer finish 2nd in GTD class at the Tudor Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America. The duo have clicked since driving together at Watkins Glen in June and are coming off a podium finish at Lime Rock Park just two weeks ago. Today’s 2nd place result catapults Nielsen and the TRG-AMR team into first place in the IMSA TUDOR GTD Championship with the Royal Purple/Orion Energy Solutions/Lasalle Solutions/Passtime USA, Aston Martin GT3. The ...

  • Nielsen, Wittmer Eye the Win for TRG-AMR at Road America

    August 7, 2015

    Elkhart Lake, WI – August 7, 2015 – As racing fans flock to the storied Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin area for this weekends race at Road America, TRG-AMR drivers Christina Nielsen and Kuno Wittmer aim to take home the trophy. Nielsen and the team currently stand second in the TUDOR United Sportscar Series series and have their sights set on capturing the lead. She will be the one to watch on the leaderboard this weekend as well as the blue Orion/Royal Purple/LaSalle Solutions/Passtime USA number 007 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 that Nielsen will race on Sunday. The team has had a busy couple of weeks as it is made stops along the way at the headquarters and offices of several of its primary sponsors and partners. The team set up ...

  • Nielsen Runs Strong- Receives Hard Charger Award at Mid-Ohio PWC, Wilson Earns Fourth Win in GTS Class

    August 4, 2015

    LEXINGTON, OH. – August 4, 2015 – The TRG-AMR team wrapped a packed race weekend in Lexington, Ohio with a win in the Pirelli World Challenge GTS class and the coveted “Hard Charger Award in GTA.” Racing at the scenic Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, TRG-AMR drivers Kris Wilson took the wheel behind the #07 Aston Martin Vantage GT4 in the GTS class, and Christina Nielsen raced the #7 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 in the GTA class and competed in two races each for their respective classes. It was Christina Nielsen’s debut at the Mid-Ohio circuit and she put in a stellar driving performance. Working through practice and qualifying she worked on learning all of the technicalities of this very challenging road circuit and had a fantastic drive through the field to ...

  • Nielsen, Wilson Hungry for GTA and GTS Class Podiums at Pirelli World Challenge in Mid-Ohio

    August 1, 2015

    LEXINGTON, OH. – August 1, 2015 – A super packed race weekend kicked off today in Lexington, Ohio, which is hosting four races as part of the Pirelli World Challenge at the scenic Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Racing in the GTA and GTS classes in the Pirelli World Challenge is TRG-Aston Martin Racing with two drivers who have performed strong this year— Christina Nielsen, who will drive the #7 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 in the GTA class and Kris Wilson, who is racing the #07 Aston Martin Vantage GT4 in the GTS class. Nielsen and Wilson will compete in two races each for their class and are poised to perform at the top of their class. Wilson came into race one having won three of the first six races of the ...

  • Nielsen, Wittmer Take the Podium at Lime Rock Park, Races into Second Place in TUDOR United SportsCar Champio…

    July 27, 2015

    Petaluma, CA – July 27, 2015… Following an impressive performance at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen race last month, TRG-Aston Martin Racing drivers, Christina Nielsen and Kuno Wittmer, captivated the crowd in Lakeville, CT this past weekend with another incredible appearance, placing third at the Northeast Grand Prix. This puts Nielson in second place in the TUDOR United SportsCar GTD Drivers Championship and the Royal Purple/Orion/LaSalle Solutions/Passtime USA number 007 Aston Martin V12 Vantage now remains only five points from the top spot in the team championship. Nielsen adds her third podium result of the 2015 season who finished in second place at Detroit and at the 12 Hours of Sebring. This will be her second consecutive podium finish at Lime Rock Park, securing Neilsen as one of ...

  • IMSA GTLM Champion Kuno Wittmer Joins TRG-AMR

    July 7, 2015

    Petaluma, CA (July 7th, 2015) After a strong driving performance in the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race at Watkins Glen last weekend, TRG-AMR is pleased to announce that GTLM reigning champion Kuno Wittmer will be joining TRG-AMR as Christina Nielsen’s co-driver in the Vantage Aston Martin GT3 #007 for the balance of the 2015 season. Kuno will serve in a variety of roles with the team including coaching, data, and driver development and is looking forward to a solid finish to the season in the #007 car. Wittmer’s credentials are impressive as both a 2014 IMSA TUDOR GTLM champion and 2015 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona winner. Wittmer, a Dodge factory driver for over the past five years, also brings valuable experience as a driving coach to TRG-AMR’s ...

  • TRG-ASTON MARTIN RACING HEADS TO THE SIX HOURS OF THE GLEN WITH NEW ADDITION TO THE 007 TEAM

    June 24, 2015

    REIGNING GTLM CHAMPION KUNO WITTMER TO DRIVE ALONGSIDE CHRISTINA NIELSEN Petaluma, CA (June 24th, 2015) … Back from France and ready to get back behind the wheel, Christina Nielsen and the entire TRG-AMR 007 team are headed to Watkins Glen, New York for the next round of IMSA TUDOR United Sportscar Championship and Patron North American Endurance Cup competition. Currently 2nd in the IMSA TUDOR Championship, Nielsen and the 007 team have been incredibly competitive all season so far, reeling in a number of pole positions, fast laps, and podium finishes. This round of competition marks the 3rd round of the NAEC, the final long race before the season-ending Petit Le Mans. With the weekend being split between IMSA at the Glen and Pirelli World Challenge at Road America, Nielsen and TRG-AMR ...