Tristan 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 win the Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car Rookie of the Year. Last year Herbert moved from a Volkswagen GTI to a Jetta GLI for his second PWC season, scoring two class wins and three poles. For 2013, Tristan has partnered with world renowned VW tuner Revo Technik, a subsidiary of the STaSIS Revo Group and is poised to provide an entertaining assault on the championship. Follow us here for updates on what promises to be an exciting season!
HIGHLIGHT REEL - TRISTIAN HERBERT RND 2
REVO Volkswagen Jetta GLI Specifications
2013 Jetta GLI
2.0 TSI engine
Tuned to 250HP (series rules), 11psi boost on Sunoco 98 octane fuel
Eurojet 3” Turboback exhaust
Custom valved Ohlins TTX dampers
Stoptech brakes (series rules),
Limited slip differential
17” TSW Nurburgring wheels
Pirelli P-Zero slicks
World Challenge driving duties will be handled by Tristan Herbert. Tristan is a natural competitor in everything that he does, ranging from professional snowboarding (member of the Budweiser Ariel Assault Team from 1998 to 2000) to racing cars. He began his track career in 1999 racing motorcycles and moved to cars in 2008. In the past two years of SCCA club racing Tristan has amassed 22 wins, 3 track records and the ITB championship in the Mid-Atlantic Road Racing Series. In 2009 Tristan also drove to a hard earned 2nd place in one of the most nationally competitive events in the country, The American Road Race of Champions featured at Road Atlanta. Just recently he made his first Pro Racing debut in World Challenge at the streets of St. Petersburg where he captured the pole in qualifying, a track record and the touring class victory all in his first Pro rookie race.
David Tilton started racing Carts at the age of 6. He worked his way up through the racing series by competing in SCCA Solo Auto Crossing and HPDE events. In 2009 David teamed up with his brother, Lee Tilton, a Championship driver from the South SCCA Series. They competed in “One Lap of America”, racing at tracks like, Daytona, Talladega, and Sebring. In 2010 David completed the SCCA competition school, at Summit Point Raceway, and is currently competing in the SCCA DC MARRS Region.
Postion: Crew Chief
With an impressive background as lead technician for various motorsports organizations and race teams such as RenneGruppe Motorsports, Conover Motorsports and Long Racing, Cameron will be instrumental in organizing the team and making split second decisions that keep us focused on the checkered flag.
Postion: Chief Technical Officer
A lifetime enthusiast with more than 30 years’ experience in the automotive industry, Mark founded Revo Technik in 2002 and has since taken the company forward to be the world’s leading VW Group performance aftermarket tuner. His technical specialties include mechanical engineering, quality control, master technician, engine and transmission builds, and race team mechanics and management. As a team owner and race car builder, Mark’s successes include two titles in the UK Volkswagen Championships.
Mark has been engaged at SRG as a technical expert to provide direction to motorsport teams across Europe and the US throughout his career. Most recently, Mark helped SKODA UK secure their World Land Speed Record (227 MPH) with the fastest Skoda, a 10th-anniversary VRS Octavia at the Bonneville Salt Flats, USA.
Mark’s addition to the team will only bolster what is already an experienced crew, in assisting in the teams attempt in the 2013 Pirelli Word Challenge sanctioned by the SCCA.
Postion: Data specialist / Engine calibration
Robin joins the Brimtek team with years of experience in various levels of motorsport including Grand American Road Racing, SCCA, and Porsche Club Racing. Robin is responsible for maximizing the performance and reliability of the 2.0TFSI engine package while ensuring compliance with the strict rules of Pirelli World Challenge.
Postion: Public Relations
Chris joins the team with a four year background in sales and marketing for the STaSIS Revo Group. Chris will be on hand to help keep our fans informed of our progress as we set our sights on this season’s championship.
Official press releases and info from the team
It was a strong showing at the season opening race weekend for the #33 Revo Volkswagen Jetta GLI at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX, as Tristan Herbert pedaled the brand-new racecar to 7th place after a 50 minute final touring car race on Sunday.
Coming back strong from a break in World Challenge action after a rough-and-tumble Lime Rock Park weekend, Tristan Herbert drove the #33 Revo Volkswagen GLI to the front of the Touring Car field at the beautiful Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.