Last month the Corvette Racing C7.Rs took to the famous Daytona International Speedway for the Rolex 24 to start the 2017 racing campaign as they look to defend 2016’s GTLM Championship titles in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
For the No. 4 C7.R, it was a tough race following contact with a Ford GT in hour five. The winner of last year’s Rolex 24 would require time to fix a broken lower control arm and that ended their chances of a repeat. Once the C7.R returned to the track, drivers Gavin, Milner and Fassler continued to race with intensity and would finish ninth in class.
The No. 3 C7.R ran a nearly perfect race and actually snatched the GTLM class lead twice in the last two hours thanks to spirited driving by Garcia along with fantastic pit stops by the crew. The last minutes would see all five manufactures in GTLM racing to the end and the No. 3 C7.R would finish fourth, just 4.5 seconds behind the class winning Ford GT.
Here’s a video that Pratt & Miller put out last weekend to racap the race that was the 2017 Rolex 14 at Daytona.
This weekend, the C7.Rs are testing at Sebring International Raceway. The next race is the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring on Saturday, March 18th.
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