TRG-AMR will make its Grand-Am Rolex Series debut with the V12 Vantage GT3 this weekend at Laguna Seca, following an historic win at Sonoma Raceway two weeks ago with the Aston Martin GT4.
The V12 Vantage GT3 has been eight months in the planning, and TRG-AMR believe there is no better place to unveil it than at its home track, Laguna Seca. The unveiling of the new car in US endurance racing marks an important moment in the history of Aston Martin Racing in North America.
Aston Martin Racing factory driver Darren Turner and Sonoma winner Brandon Davis will be behind the wheel of the new car. Turner comes to Laguna Seca fresh off a second place result at the World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Sao Paulo, while leading the FIA World Endurance Cup points standings by one point.
“I’ve been fortunate to have raced for Aston Martin for many years all over the world,” said Turner. “AMR builds great race cars, and I am more than thrilled that I will have the chance to make history here in North America with the GT3’s first run in the Grand-Am Rolex Series.”
Davis comes off AMR’s first win in North America, taking victory for TRG-AMR at Sonoma. He has had a long affiliation with TRG, driving a variety of cars for the team, including TRG-AMR’s GT4 run at the Long Beach Grand Prix.
“The introduction of the Aston Martin GT3 to our series is certainly something we’ve been looking forward to with great anticipation,” said Grand-Am Sports Car Series President and CEO, Ed Bennett. “I know Kevin [Buckler, TRG-AMR CEO] has worked very hard this year to bring something special to the paddock, and it certainly appears as if he’s succeeded.”