After two seasons with Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R entries, Team TGM will switch back to Porsche machinery in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge next year, having announced a two-car effort with the recently announced Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport.
The Florida-based team will align its “entire racing platform” with the German manufacturer, having purchased two of the new cars for its expected flagship racing program in 2022.
It will mark the first time the Ted Giovanis-owned operation will run Porsche machinery in Pilot Challenge since 2017 when it campaigned first and second-gen Cayman GT4 Clubsport models in the GS class.
Drivers for TGM’s program have yet to be announced.
“Although Porsche has only just announced the new Cayman, we expect to take possession of the cars in mid-December,” Giovanis explained. “We’ll have a lot to do before making our debut in the Clubsport at the Rolex event at the end of January.
“The decision to acquire the newest Porsche Caymans was made to bring all our racing efforts under one manufacturer.
“I race a Porsche in International GT and just ran one at the HSR Classic 24. Last year we competed in the Porsche 911 GT3 R in the GTD category at the Rolex 24 and plan to do the same in 2022. It just makes good racing and business sense to bring all our efforts under the same manufacturer.”
Giovanis added: “It’s been a bumpy couple years with the team taking a break in 2020 as the JKTG Foundation focused on COVID research, and this year’s IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge results have not been reflective of the tremendous effort being put forth by the team and drivers.
“Porsche has been a part of my racing and personal life for as long as I can remember and it just seems like the right time and fit to bring all our racing efforts under the Porsche brand. We are very enthusiastic about this opportunity and believe it’s the way back to an IMSA Championship in 2022.”