TRG Sebring race report

The Racers Group (TRG) press release

TRG - Strong Run at Sebring Yields Fourth Place

Sebring, FL (March 19, 2012) - The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida, continued to be an elusive target for TRG. Sebring, the longest-running endurance race in North America celebrated its 60th anniversary in style. Not only an American Le Mans Series event, this year's event was also the opening round of the FIA's World Endurance Championship.

#66 TRG Porsche 911 GT3 Cup: Spencer Pumpelly, Emilio Di Guida, Marc Bunting
#66 TRG Porsche 911 GT3 Cup: Spencer Pumpelly, Emilio Di Guida, Marc Bunting

Photo by: Richard Sloop

Throughout its 60 year history, Sebring's reputation for being hard on both drivers and equipment has cemented its reputation as a testbed for the world's finest sports cars. From this year's debut of the new Delta Wing to ALMS' use of alternative fuels, the race attracts elite manufacturers and teams from around the globe.

"It was one heck of a race, with all of the expected highs and lows of an endurance classic like this," said team owner Kevin Buckler. "It was a long week and the team performed beautifully. We had a competitive car and a strong team. The drivers did a great job but a small intermittent electrical problem cost us several laps."

The biggest issue seemed to be an electrical gremlin that created problems ranging from increased fuel consumption to erratic information being displayed on the dashboard, forcing extra pit stops.

At one point mid-way through, it seemed like the race was really up for grabs. The teams ahead of TRG managed to avoid major issues, however. The result - TRG's #66 Porsche that started seventh in GTC, finished a valiant fourth.

"Emilio did a fantastic job for us. This was his first time at Sebring. It's a TOUGH race for the drivers and equipment, and we came out without a scratch on the car. Marc was his usual `no mistakes' perfect teammate, and Spencer was a strong closer. We came up a little short but we gained some valuable points for the ALMS Championship. We're looking forward to a great run at Long Beach."

Stay tuned! TRG will have exciting announcements coming later this week!

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Series ALMS
Drivers Kevin Buckler , Spencer Pumpelly , Marc Bunting , Emilio Di Guida
Tags bunting, diguida, porsche, pumpelly, the racer's group, trg