The No. 4 Corvette C7.R Catches Fire Sunday Morning at the Roar Before the 24

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The No. 4 Corvette C7.R Catches Fire Sunday Morning at the Roar Before the 24


According sportscar365.com, the No. 4 Corvette C7.R with Marcel Fassler behind the wheel caught on fire as it entered NASCAR Turn 2 during the Sunday morning test session. Marcel was able to stop the car and exit without injury.




UPDATE: Motorsport.com has posted this statement from Jim Campbell, Chevrolet Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports:

“During this morning’s practice session at Daytona, the No. 4 Corvette C7.R experienced an issue with a fuel line that allowed fuel to escape, contact a hot surface and ignite. The fire was quickly extinguished.

“The damage was limited to the engine compartment of the car. The driver, Marcel Fässler, was taken to the infield care center as a precaution; he was evaluated, released and cleared to drive.

“Until the root cause of the issue with the #4 Corvette C7.R can be identified, the #3 Corvette C7.R will not return to the track this weekend.

“Both Corvette C7.Rs will be ready to race in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.”


Source:
sportscar365.com

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