The offseason is traditionally a time to rest, recharge, and recuperate. But GMG Racing does things a bit differently, borne out in the exciting news to share from the short hiatus. GMG is going big in 2022, and it doesn’t get much bigger than kicking off the season at one of American auto racing’s most hallowed venues: Daytona, at the Rolex 24.
Revisiting the venerable event for the first time since 2014, GMG Racing is fielding a Porsche 911 GT3R, its premier 24-hour attempt with the Stuttgart-based marque. Racing in the GTD category, GMG’s four-driver roster includes Kyle Washington, James Sofronas, Jeroen Bleekemolen, and loaned-out Porsche Motorsport factory driver Klaus Bachler. After a busy winter testing the Porsche machinery, the Team is excited to capitalize on the work with the trip to Florida! Washington tabs the event as a “bucket list race” while Porsche’s young gun Bachler was effusive about the opportunity: “I’ve heard great things about the GMG Racing team, and when Porsche called me for this one, I was immediately excited to go to the US to do the race. I hope I’m going home with a new Rolex!
Before the following week’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, GMG is putting one of the first domestic Porsche 718 GT4RS Clubsports onto the banking in Daytona Beach in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge at the Roar Before the 24. The capable new Porsche will run through the four-hour challenge piloted by Kyle Washington and team owner James Sofronas, both pulling impressive double duty this coming weekend.
In typical GMG Racing fashion, both Porsches won’t roll out in Daytona only to win, they’re there to turn heads, too. A new partnership with the peerless design house Troy Lee Designs puts the Porsches in stunning new liveries featuring our partners for the 2022 season: MOVO, an all-in-one financial platform designed around speed and security. Also supporting GMG Racing this year is Eboost Energy Drinks, Seaspan, BN3TH Apparel, and Centr CBD natural sparkling beverage.
GMG Racing officially returns to the road Friday, Jan. 21st at Daytona’s Roar Before the 24. Three practice sessions and qualifying set up Sunday’s two-driver, 100-minute qualifying race. That race will set the grid for the following week’s big event, the Rolex 24 at Daytona on Saturday, Jan. 29th at 1:40PM EST. Keep pace with GMG Racing on all social channels over the next week as the team practices, qualifies, and races in one of the granddaddies of motorsport!
The 4-hour GS race kicks off on Friday, January 28th, with the 24-hour GTD Rolex 24 race on Saturday, January 29. For a full schedule please check the IMSA website.
About GMG Racing
Founded in 2001, GMG has quickly established itself as North America’s premier performance tuning facility. What began as a small 1200 sq. ft. shop, maintaining two race cars, has grown into a 30,000 sq. ft. state of the art performance tuning, racing and service facility located in (Orange County) Santa Ana, California. The staff, attention to detail, and passion are what make GMG the choice of professionals and enthusiasts worldwide. GMG is located 20 minutes from Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA). This proximity has allowed GMG to build a strong relationship with the legendary racing brand and that has helped us support our customers to the highest level possible. From Club Racing to Sebring and Daytona, GMG can take you as far as you want to go.
Learn more at gmgracing.com
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About The Thermal Club
Established in 2012, The Thermal Club is a private motorsports country club surrounding one of the longest and most distinct racing circuits in North America. Located near Palm Springs CA, the exclusive club offers members access to three racetracks, kart track, autocross, skid pad, tuning shop, garage, detail shop, clubhouse restaurant and spa. One of the defining attributes of The Thermal Club are the luxury villa-homes that are built next to the track and overlook the facility.
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About Troy Lee Designs
You only get one lap around the track, and for that, life is about what inspires passion, emotion, and pleasure in a person. Since I was twelve years old, my entire life has been inspired by racing and art. I’m 58 years old now, and not a damn thing has changed.
It all started as a kid with sketching out ideas and putting a paintbrush to them, to where now I do the same exact thing, except my name and my art is known by some of the best athletes in the world. Through all this, I’ve met all walks of life that share the same vibe as me. To me, racing and art is life, and in life you experience it all. I can’t believe the experiences I’ve had throughout my career and I can’t wait for the ones yet to come. Because, man, when it’s all said and done, the only things you truly own in life are your experiences.
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We started BN3TH in Vancouver, BC, to radically change how men think about underwear. No one performs at their best when they’re adjusting. Or shifting. Or sweaty. We were the first to create underwear with a three-dimensional pouch, and our patented MyPakage Pouch Technology™ remains the key to our uniquely supportive fit. We engineer underwear and base layers that keep you comfortable for full days on the mountain, on the water, in the gym or in the office. Over time, we evolved as a company to begin championing a full range of apparel for any and every consumer, endeavour, occasion, climate and style. We work hard to minimize the environmental impact of our business and contribute to causes that help preserve our planet.
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