TRG-Aston Martin Racing Going for the Championship

Friday, 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, Aston Martin of Austin, for several evenings of private showings and test drives of the new street cars as well as an exquisite evening at the dealership showcasing the racecars and the street cars, side by side and connecting the true racing heritage of the brand.

The week has already begun with Christina Nielsen participating in multiple journalist interviews as she and the TRG-Aston Martin Racing team are on the verge of making history for the IMSA series and Aston Martin with a potential GT championship. The team’s approach to the race this weekend will be the same as prior race weekends -- race hard, smart and finish on the podium to score maximum points. The race this weekend and the final race (Petit Le Mans) in two weeks will determine the series champions and the key to winning will be eliminating mistakes as other teams are pushing to catch TRG-Aston Martin Racing.

“We are very close to a historic GT championship and it will be decided in the next two races,” said Christina Nielsen, TRG-AMR team driver. “As drivers, we continue to remind ourselves that every pass must be error-free and we need to avoid mistakes because this is where championships are won or lost. We are going to be aggressive but we are going to also be smart. Our car is fast and we are prepared, so I am eager to begin practice sessions and qualifying for the race.”

“As Christina mentioned, we are on the verge of something very special as I was fortunate to emerge as GT Le Mans champion last year,” said Kuno Wittmer, TRG-AMR co-driver with Christina Nielsen. “I am here to ensure we are moving forward for wins but protect the car to help deliver the GT Daytona championship to TRG and Christina -- and that’s what I intend to do. We know we will be fast and so we need to manage traffic and avoid costly errors that can cost us valuable points.” 

“We are really proud of what we have accomplished this season thus far in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship and we are “all in” on finishing out the last 2 races and capturing the championship,” said Kevin Buckler, Chief Executive Officer at TRG-AMR. “We are here to win and extend the points lead, to take pressure off the team going into Road Atlanta for the final race as anything can happen in an endurance race and we need to build a points cushion. We’re going to have our sister team from the UK racing in the FIA WEC night race so we want to do our part as the North American host to put on a great show for our sponsors, VIP guests and the fans. We hope the weather cooperates but we are prepared for whatever gets thrown at us. We are very focused right now because we are close to accomplishing something truly remarkable for our team, Christina and Aston Martin.”

Source material - TRG AMR
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Technorati
  • Facebook
  • TwitThis
  • MySpace
  • LinkedIn
  • Live
  • Google
  • Reddit
  • Sphinn
  • Propeller
  • Slashdot
  • Netvibes