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TGM Retains Lineup in GS Title Defense

Team TGM retains driver lineup for Michelin Pilot Challenge title defense…

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Team TGM has retained its driver lineup for the 2019 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season, with Ted Giovanis, Guy Cosmo, Hugh Plumb and Owen Trinkler all returning to the team’s Mercedes-AMG GT4s.

Plumb and Trinkler will look to give the Florida-based team back-to-back GS class titles after a championship-winning season in 2018.

“TGM is looking forward to getting the 2019 season underway,” said team owner/driver Giovanis. “There is a real synergy amongst each driver pairing as well as all four of us. Hugh (Plumb) and Owen (Trinkler) make a great pairing.

“When we brought Owen on for 2018, there were many talks on how to do the driver pairings, and as last year proved, we made the fortuitous decision to pair them which turned into a championship winning duo.

“As for Guy and I, I have known Guy for almost a decade now, he is a true talent and I am looking forward to another season driving alongside him.”

Plumb will embark on his third year with the Ted Giovanis-owned operation.

“As we proved last season, these are all the right people and partners to surround yourself with: TGM, Mercedes and of course my co-driver Owen Trinkler. I’m so thankful for Ted Giovanis for believing in me and the rest of TGM to do great things in 2019.”

Trinkler added: “It’s great that we are all back for 2019 so we can continue the camaraderie that we built over the last season.”

Cosmo, who first joined the team in 2016, is aiming to continue to make progress alongside Giovanis.

“This year my main goal is to get Ted on the podium as a driver again, just as we did in my very first race with TGM at Road America,” he said.  Ted has worked so hard on his driving and all that entails.

“The Michelin Pilot Challenge is a really competitive championship, and we are determined to get back on the box again this year.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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