Skip to main content

Aston Martin To Race In North America With TRG (The Racers Group)
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Company press release.

Aston Martin To Race In North America With TRG (The Racers Group)  Aston Martin's new portfolio of race cars; Vantage GTE, V12 Vantage GT3 and V8 Vantage GT4 will be seen in domestic competition in North America from next season after TRG (The Racers Group) were today appointed by Aston Martin Racing as an official partner.

Under a new partnership; TRG-Aston Martin Racing North America, LLC (hereafter;TRG-AMR), the two companies will work together with the aim of bringing Aston Martin race cars to all of the major sports car racing series' in the United States.

California-based The Racers Group (TRG) has a legacy of motorsport success that dates back to the 1990's with extraordinary wins and championships that include the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona (four times, once overall), the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Petit Le Mans and two Grand-Am championships amongst a host of podium finishes.

TRG-AMR will initially have 10 new race cars available for the new motorsport season with the aim of competing in varying sports car series' across the country. The partnership's new Aston Martin Vantage GTE will be unveiled at the Sebring winter test session in February (7th-8th) ahead of the Twelve Hours of Sebring in March. Meanwhile, the TRG-AMR Vantage GT3 is undergoing final homologation with a view to being available for competition in The Grand American Rolex Series

and the Pirelli World Challenge Series. Examples of V8 Vantage GT4 - which enjoyed success with Multimatic Motorsports in the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge throughout 2012 - will be available from January.

John Gaw, Managing Director of Aston Martin Racing commented: 'We are delighted

to form this innovative new partnership with TRG which presents great potential across a variety of racing competitions.

'In TRG we have a proven race partner who clearly knows how to be competitive and win races, helping us achieve new levels of success in North American motorsport for Aston Martin.'

Kevin Buckler, Chief Executive Officer of The Racers Group added: 'What we have crafted via this new partnership is a means of competing in all major race series' with multiple teams.

'We are assembling an infrastructure and management team capable of assisting any customer team that wants to race an Aston Martin in North America. We want to assist these teams with the highest level of support and see Aston Martin competing for podium places in competitions across the country.'

The Aston Martin Vantage GTE - which bears a close relation to Aston Martin's roadgoing Vantage as the two cars share a bonded aluminium structure and fundamental engine and suspension designs - made its competitive debut in North America at the 12 Hours of Sebring as part of Aston Martin Racing's FIA World Endurance Championship programme earlier this year, scoring a podium finish. The new Vantage GTE has since gone to achieve success in competition around the globe,

including a third in class position at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June and finishing second in the overall 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship.

The V12 Vantage GT3 is a direct replacement for the Aston Martin DBRS9, which first competed in 2006 and went on to score many race and championship wins including the 2007 British GT Championship and the 2009 FIA GT3 Teams' Championship. Sharing Aston Martin's renowned bonded aluminium VH body structure and 6.0-litre V12 engine with the road-going V12 Vantage, the new racer is the culmination of six years' experience competing at the forefront of all major international GT series.

The GT4 race car is based on the critically-acclaimed V8 Vantage Coupe, with a bespoke 4.7 litre V8 engine producing 420bhp and 346lb.ft torque. The advanced body structure of the V8 Vantage is the key to its superb handling and responsiveness making it a class-leading chassis for race car transition. The new GT4 scored 11 race victories in its debut season.

Aston Martin returned to GT racing as a factory team in 2005 with the DBR9 GT1, which went on to record back-to-back victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2007 and 2008, as well as winning the FIA GT1 World Championship in 2011.

Julian Jenkins, Vice President of Aston Martin The Americas concluded: 'There has long been a strong appetite from owners, enthusiasts and race fans alike to see Aston Martin in regular motorsport competition in North America so this partnership with TRG is an excellent opportunity to further realise that ambition as we approach our centenary year.'

   Recent Articles
ELEVEN AUDI R8 LMS CARS IN ICONIC RACE AT SPA

◾Most extensive line-up of Audi customers in Belgium to date
◾24-hour race features world's largest GT3 field
◾Audi teams rely on 36 professional drivers and amateurs

Ingolstadt, July 22, 2016
- The 24 Hours of Spa is the major iconic event on the international GT3 racing calendar. This year, the race will be held from 30 to 31 July. Audi is now going to meet with fierce competition again and is represented by more customer racing teams than ever before. The brand with the four rings....
The Audi R8 V10 Plus will Pace the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park this weekend

•Audi named the Official Pace Car at Lime Rock Park
•Customer teams continue to build on successes seeking the top of the podium
•Broadcast live on FOX network July 23, at 3 p.m.

The all-new Audi R8 V10 plus will lead the 32-car field at the IMSA WeatherTech Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. The 8th Round of the Championship will broadcast live on FOX network July 23, at 3 p.m.

The Audi R8 V10 plus will be the official car at the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. The 1.5 m....
Audi produces 200th R8 LMS

•Successful in two generations: many titles on international race tracks
•Unbroken worldwide demand for GT3 race car
•Audi R8 V10 plus official car at IMSA WeatherTech Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park this weekend

Neckarsulm is delighted: The Audi Sport customer racing team has completed the 200th Audi R8 LMS. Since 2009, the brand with the four rings has been involved in international GT3 racing with a race car for customers and developed a sales and service network around the globe,....
PIKES PEAK CLASS WINNER AND HONDA ENGINEER NICK ROBINSON TALKS ABOUT THE DYNAMIC DEVELOPMENT OF NEW NSX

Dynamic Project Leader Nick Robinson has been primarily responsible for the dynamic development of Honda NSX. Following his class win at 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, he joined the European media launch of the car and shared some insights into the development process.

Large Project Leader Ted Klaus has talked previously about how the new NSX is a 'sports car' rather than a 'supercar'. As the person leading its dynamic development – what are the differences for you between the two ....
McLAREN 650S GT3 TAKES CLEAN SWEEP IN AUSTRALIA

The McLaren 650S GT3 scored wins in both races at Townsville, continuing the run of strong results in the CAMS Australian GT Championship. Klark Quinn and Tony Walls, driving for customer teams Darrell Lea and Objective Racing, secured the pair of victories, and now see Quinn lead the championship.

In Race 1 Quinn – who started P6 – went on to take the win, after a late charge through the field. At the start of the race the Darrell Lea driver clawed his way to P4, and emerged from the pit cyc....
Modern Speed Collection Headlines Mecum Monterey 2016 - August 18-20

• Bugatti, Ferrari, McLaren, Alfa Romeo and Porsche Highlight the Daytime Auction


Walworth, Wis. – July 7, 2016 – Mecum Monterey 2016 will offer an incredible group of bespoke automobiles known as the Modern Speed Collection at its auction on August 18-20 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa - Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey, California. These rare cars hail from some of Europe's most renowned and legendary marques such as Bugatti, Ferrari, McLaren, Alfa Romeo and Porsc....
ACURA NSX GT3 RACECAR PREPARES FOR COMPETITION

Jul 7, 2016 - TORRANCE, Calif. Acura motorsports is on a roll – fresh off a near production NSX winning its North American racing debut at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in the Time Attack 2 class, Acura has released the first official images of the NSX GT3 racecar as it prepares to campaign in North America in 2017. The twin-turbocharged Acura NSX GT3 was photographed with exposed, lightweight, carbon fiber bodywork at GingerMan Raceway in South Haven, MI as part of its contin....

   Related Vehicles
2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE
2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE  2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE  2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE  2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE  2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE  
2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R
2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R  2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R  2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R  2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R  2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R  
2017 Acura NSX GT3
2017 Acura NSX GT3  2017 Acura NSX GT3  2017 Acura NSX GT3  2017 Acura NSX GT3  2017 Acura NSX GT3  
2017 Kia Cadenza
2017 Kia Cadenza  2017 Kia Cadenza  2017 Kia Cadenza  2017 Kia Cadenza  2017 Kia Cadenza  
2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO
2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO  2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO  2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO  2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO  2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO  
2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT8
2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT8  2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT8  2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT8  2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT8  2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT8  
2016 Audi R8 Spyder
2016 Audi R8 Spyder  2016 Audi R8 Spyder  2016 Audi R8 Spyder  2016 Audi R8 Spyder  2016 Audi R8 Spyder  
2016 Audi R8 V10
2016 Audi R8 V10  2016 Audi R8 V10  2016 Audi R8 V10  2016 Audi R8 V10  2016 Audi R8 V10  
2016 Audi R8 V10 plus
2016 Audi R8 V10 plus  2016 Audi R8 V10 plus  2016 Audi R8 V10 plus  2016 Audi R8 V10 plus  2016 Audi R8 V10 plus  
2016 Audi V10 plus selection 24h
2016 Audi V10 plus selection 24h  2016 Audi V10 plus selection 24h  2016 Audi V10 plus selection 24h  2016 Audi V10 plus selection 24h  2016 Audi V10 plus selection 24h  
2016 BMW M6 GTLM
2016 BMW M6 GTLM  2016 BMW M6 GTLM  2016 BMW M6 GTLM  2016 BMW M6 GTLM  2016 BMW M6 GTLM