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Gunn, DeBoer in TRG Aston Martin for Team’s GT3 Return

TRG to compete full-time in Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS with Aston support…

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The Racers Group will return to top-series competition in North American sports car racing, having confirmed an Aston Martin Vantage GT3 effort in Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS for Aston Martin factory driver Ross Gunn and Derek DeBoer.

TRG’s Pro-Am class entry will mark a return to the British manufacturer after campaigning Vantage GT3 and GT4-spec machinery in previous years.

“Our passion for racing, especially within the highly respected GT3 series, keeps us striving for more and more,” said team owner Kevin Buckler.

“We are super excited to put this opportunity together, for our ten-year veteran team driver, Derek DeBoer, and once again, teaming with Aston Martin gives us an opportunity to push our limits even further – we couldn’t be more excited.

“The brand is powerful, and the company has grown, as have we, and I feel like this partnership is almost limitless.”

Gunn will dovetail the new GTWC America program with his existing full season IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD Pro and Intelligent Money British GT Championship drives, also in Aston Martin Vantage GT3s.

There are no clashes between Gunn’s WeatherTech Championship and GTWC America commitments.

“I am most excited about joining TRG and Derek for their 2023 campaign in GTWCA,” said Gunn.

“Having met Derek and the team at Daytona recently, they have some lofty ambitions for the season ahead. I am excited to help them toward these goals and can’t wait for Sonoma.”

DeBoer added: “As a driver, getting back into the GT3 class full-time with TRG and SRO is one of my dreams and personal goals.

“This is the season that this goal gets checked off the list, which is really a big deal to me. Now it’s time to go get that Aston onto the podium.”

Mike Johnson, founder of Archangel Motorsports, will continue as TRG’s team manager, with additional sports car racing programs for TRG still to be announced.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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