Tristan Herbert announced at the Washington, D.C. Auto Show that he will be driving one of two 2013 STaSIS REVO Group Volkswagens in the Touring Car class in this year's Pirelli World Challenge.
Herbert made a big impression on his pro racing debut at St. Petersburg in 2011, setting the pole and winning the race. He went on to wwin the Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car Rookie of the Year. Last year Herbert moved from a Volkswagen GTI to a Jetta for his second PWC season, scoring two class wins and three poles, and will drive that model again this year
“I am very excited to be partnering with STaSIS REVO Group, a multinational organization that integrates industry-leading hardware and software to power complete product lines for Volkswagen vehicles," said Herbert. "I have always loved Volkswagens and have been club racing them for years. I decided to switch to the new MK6 Jetta GLI platform for 2012 because of its cutting edge technology and DSG transmission.”
STaSIS REVO Group has signed on as a primary sponsor for the Volkswagen Jetta GLI effort.
"Revo and SRG are thrilled to support Brimtek Motorsports and Tristan Herbert in their 2013 assault on the Pirelli World Challenge race series,” said Mark Yates, SRG's chief technical officer. "As a former team owner and racecar builder with two championship titles in Volkswagen racing, I am personally looking forward to assisting in the team's performance and success. Brimtek's proven race bred operation and series insight are a perfect technical and engineering fit with our resources. In Tristan, we have a most talented and exciting driver who is local to and familiar with our U.S. headquarters and testing facilities based at his home track, Summit Point Raceway. We cannot wait to start the final shake down and set up later this month."
Herbert will also continue his partnership with two other integral sponsors. Germanautoparts.com has signed on as the team's primary parts provider. Germanautoparts.com is staffed by passionate professionals, well versed in both driving and parts, making them a natural fit for the team. Brimtek, Based out of Northern Virginia, is also continuing its support for the team. Brimtek is a leading strategic support company for various federal and military branches.
The Pirelli World Challenge opens with a tripleheader weekend at the Circuit of The Americas in May.