The Racer's Group (TRG) has confirmed its program for the GTC class of the 2013 American Le Mans Series. Experienced drivers Ben Keating and Damien Faulkner will share the team's brand-new Porsche 997 GT3 Cup car for the full season.
Keating has raced multiple times with TRG, including two Rolex 24s at Daytona (ABOVE). He is coming off his second SRT Viper Cup Championship, winning six races and earning eight podiums.
Faulkner joins Keating with an abundance of experience and seat time in Porsches, having competed in the Porsche Supercup and Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain. The veteran Porsche driver ran with TRG at Daytona a year ago and has been one of the fastest drivers in the ALMS in recent years with a pair of victories that included the 12 Hours of Sebring in 2011, six poles and four fastest race laps. Veteran Craig Stanton will join the pair for Sebring and Petit Le Mans.
"Ben and Damien are going to be a lethal combo here, but you add in a brand-new Porsche GT3, Craig Stanton as the third driver in the long races, some of the best crew in all of GT racing, and of course, TRG; and I believe we are going to have a solid run at a championship this year!" enthused team owner Kevin Buckler. "I couldn't be happier to be leading the charge for this formidable effort."
The three are expected to take part in the ALMS Sebring Winter Test, Feb. 7-8.