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 and Road Atlanta, this experienced team truly knows how to throw a party! After the incredible sponsor and guest turnout at Daytona, the group’s track record for both racing and entertainment is stellar. The family environment at TRG-AMR continues to grow as drivers and sponsors alike return for another adrenaline-filled race season. Derek DeBoer continues to race with the TRG squad, this time with teammate Jason Alexandridis. The two drivers will share the car on PWC weekends — one will drive Saturdays and the other takes the wheel on Sundays — in this innovative competition model. Alexandridis plans to compete for Rookie of the Year while DeBoer will campaign for a long streak of podiums and wins. Their No. 09 Aston Martin V8 Vantage displays logos from unique partnerships with BRM Chronographes, Racing for Cancer, Pirata Della Strada, Simon Ward, MyRacePass and Rebounderz.
TRG welcomes the return of Duncan Ende, who will be driving the incredibly powerful No. 67 V12 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 in the GT class. Ende has raced both Aston Martins and Porsches with TRG since 2008. After years of strong results with IMSA Lites, ALMS, and the inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, he’ll start his third season in PWC along with his sponsors Merchant Services, LTD and Lino’spresso USA.
Duncan Ende said, “I'm very excited to have this opportunity in the Aston and to reunite with TRG after several years. We have had a lot of success together and I know they have a car and program in place to compete every weekend.”
After the season opener in Austin, TRG-AMR will head to the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. A weekend of racing and upscale, opulent hospitality, including Adobe Road wine dinners, intimate access to the Dalí Museum, and up-close access to the race team. Details and booking information can be found at trg-astonmartinracing.com/events. Prescott Motorsport will be posting updates from the PWC as part of our IMSA Weather Tech Sportscars Series coverage, here on the website and via Twitter @FromTheTribune