TRG-AMR North America today announced the launch and schedule for the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge Series of North America. In addition, it announced Pirelli as the official tire partner of the new series.
TRG-AMR, the exclusive partner with Aston Martin Racing in North America, made the announcement at Road Atlanta where it will begin the 2014 season for the new Challenge Series. Road Atlanta is hosting Petit Le Mans this weekend, the finale for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron.
“This series will without a doubt capture the heart, dreams and passion of our Aston Martin racing drivers,” said TRG-AMR CEO Kevin Buckler. “It will reflect the sophistication and performance of the brand and provide memories of a lifetime in a competition that will be fun, but challenging.
“We have been working for months to put all the details in place and we are all set. The schedule is simply amazing and it was a personal dream of our entire team to race at some of the finest venues across North America and turn our race weekends into fantastic and complete lifestyle events.”
The GT4 Challenge Series of North America will race at some of the finest road courses in North America, beginning April 11-13 at the Braselton, GA track. A month later, the series travels to historic Watkins Glen International Raceway (NY), May 16-18. Virginia International Raceway hosts the drivers’ series June 6-8, while in July the GT4 Challenge is scheduled to join the “Summer Classic” July 25-27 at one of Canada’s most scenic race venues, Circuit Mont Tremblant, outside Montreal.
The summer schedule concludes with the Aston Martins traveling to a California track famous for the “Corkscrew” section of its track, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on the Monterey Peninsula for Labor Day weekend (August 29-31). The season continues in the fall with stops at Road America (Oct. 10-12) in Elkhart Lake, WI and Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, FL (Nov. 21-23). One additional race will be added to the schedule soon.
Four of the races – Road Atlanta, Watkins Glen, VIR and Sebring – will be run in concert with NARRA (North American Road Racing Association). The July event at Mount-Tremblant will be part of the “Summer Classic” and the October event at Road America is shared with MVP Track Time.
The GT4 Challenge will feature sportsman drivers racing the Aston Martin Vantage GT4, which is the most popular GT4 car in the world. More than 100 of these cars have been built and are competing in multiple race series around the globe.
Aston Martin GT4 Challenge Series of North America 2014 Schedule
April 11-13 – Road Atlanta
May 16-18 – Watkins Glen
June 6-8 – Virginia International Raceway
July 25-27 – Circuit Mont Tremblant
August 29-31 – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Oct. 10-12 – Road America
Nov. 21-23 – Sebring International Raceway
*one race TBD