TRG-AMR has announced the signing of Max Riddle as its second driver for the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge season, alongside previously announced Derek DeBoer. Riddle will be in one of the team’s Aston Martin Vantage GT4s in the GTS class.
Riddle competed for TRG-AMR in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge a majority of races this past season, and won the VIR round overall and in GS with co-driver Kris Wilson.
“I am really excited to be paired with TRG-AMR for the second year in a row,” Riddle said. “Last year in Conti was great with two wins and multiple podiums, but most the most important thing is that we learned a lot.
“We learned some incredibly important things about the V8 Vantage GT4 and have worked internally with AMR to make this one of the strongest cars in the field – both in Conti and World Challenge. I am really looking forward to the sprint race format and seeing what I can do in Pirelli World Challenge!”
Team principal Kevin Buckler said Riddle developed well during the 2014 season as he moves into a single-driver format that World Challenge offers.
“I can’t say enough about how excited I am to have Max running in Pirelli World Challenge with us,” Buckler said. “He is a talented young professional driver with a bright future and a cool head on his shoulders. The series is exploding in popularity and we are so proud to be a part of it. Max really showed us his true potential late in the season by running the car up front with some of the best professional drivers in the series.”
This is the third TRG-AMR announcement thus far this offseason; the team has also confirmed James Davison and Christina Nielsen in a full-season GT Daytona program in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
TRG-AMR is expected to have further World Challenge announcements later on in the winter.