Perez to back TRG-Aston Martin entry in Rolex 24

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Perez to back TRG-Aston Martin entry in Rolex 24
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Dec 24, 2015, 1:34 PM

Force India driver Sergio Perez has announced his partnership with IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship squad TRG-Aston Martin Racing.

Sergio Perez, Sahara Force India F1
Sergio Perez, Sahara Force India F1
#007 TRG-AMR Aston Martin V12 Vantage
#007 TRG-AMR Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Antonio Perez

Perez, who has five Formula 1 podiums to his name, will back TRG's entry in the GT Daytona class of the prestigious Rolex 24 at Daytona race.

The team's Aston Martin Vantage GT3 will be piloted by Sergio's brother Antonio Perez, as well as compatriots Ricardo Perez de Lara and Santiago Creel, and Briton Lars Viljoen.

Antonio Perez, 29, was the 2008 NASCAR Mexico champion and the 2015 champion in the Super V8 Mexico series.

Perez de Lara, 40, has a long list of accolades in various championships, among them the 2014 titles in the Ferrari Challenge North America and the Ferrari Challenge World Final, SEAT Leon Super Cup Mexico titles in 2011 and 2013 and a victory in the 2012 24 Hours of Mexico.

Creel, 29, spent the two past years in the American Porsche GT3 Cup series and is a race winner in the SEAT Leon Super Cup Mexico.

Finally, Viljoen, 30, has raced in various GT and endurance championships over the past five years.

"I’m proud to put this team of strong drivers in the hands of TRG-Aston Martin Racing for one of the biggest sports car races of the year,” said Sergio Perez. “Our sponsors will love this new exposure, and I know the Mexican fans will be cheering our guys through all 24 hours!”

The TRG squad has four Rolex 24 class wins to its name, among them one overall triumph - in 2003, when its Porsche 911 was piloted by team owner Kevin Buckler, Michael Schrom, Jorg Bergmeister and current WEC champion Timo Bernhard.

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