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Taylor Brothers to Tackle Le Mans as Third Drivers for Corvette Racing

Taylor Brothers to Tackle Le Mans as Third Drivers for Corvette Racing

DETROIT (Nov. 17, 2015) – Corvette Racing has confirmed its lineup for next year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans with brothers Jordan and Ricky Taylor as third drivers in the team’s two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs. They will join full-time Corvette Racing teammates Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen, Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner in the 84th running of the 24 Hours race in France.

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Corvette Racing: Fassler, Rockenfeller Bolster Corvette Racing U.S. Endurance Lineup

Championship-winning drivers join for defense of Rolex 24, Sebring GTLM victories

DETROIT (Nov. 16, 2015) – Already one of endurance sports car racing’s most prominent teams, Corvette Racing is adding even more championship-winning talent to its roster for the first two rounds of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Marcel Fassler and Mike Rockenfeller will complete the team’s lineup for the Rolex 24 At Daytona and Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in the pair of Chevrolet Corvette C7.R race cars.

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[VIDEO] 2016-Spec Corvette C7.R Undergoes Testing at Sebring

The new 2016 Corvette C7.R was recently captured on video as the team was testing the car at Sebring International Raceway. Testing alongside the black C7.R was the new Cadillac ATS-V.R GT3 race car.

This is the 2nd generation of Corvette Racing’s C7.R that will conform to the new 2016 regulations. The major change is the addition of a mandatory driver escape hatch that is built into the roof of the car.

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Corvette Racing to Switch to E20 Fuel in 2016

Racing teams in IMSA’s GTLM class will have a new fuel blend available in 2016 as the North American racing league moves to provide similar fuel options to those used at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The new blend is E20 (20 percent ethanol, 80 percent gasoline) and it will join E10 and E85 cellulosic fuels already available to cars in GTLM.

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Corvette Racing at Road Atlanta: Great Finishes on Challenging Day
Photo Credit: IMSA.com

BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 3, 2015) – A damp Petit Le Mans ended Saturday with Corvette Racing earning a podium finish and a title in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner placed third in GT Le Mans after leading the race overall on multiple occasions. The No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R started the season with a podium at the Rolex 24 At Daytona and ended it in like fashion.

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Corvette Racing to Start Petit Le Mans from the Pole After Porsche Fails Post Qualifying Inspection

Good things come to those who wait.

Following Friday’s Qualifying session for Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on Friday afternoon, Oliver Gavin and the No.4 Corvette C7.R was sitting in third behind the pole-setting No. 912 Porsche and the No. 911 Porsche which qualified P2.

But the two Porsches both had issues and will now start from the rear of the grid which means the No.4 Corvette C7.R will move to the pole for Saturday’s 10-hour Petit Le Mans.

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Corvette Racing at Road Atlanta: Strong Qualifying Efforts in GTLM for the C7.Rs

BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 2, 2015) – Corvette Racing posted solid efforts in challenging conditions Friday at Road Atlanta ahead of Petit Le Mans. The final race of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship on Saturday will see a bright yellow Chevrolet Corvette C7.R on the inside of the second row in GT Le Mans (GTLM) following rain-soaked qualifying sessions.

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Familiar Four: Corvette Racing Re-Signs Full Season Drivers for 2016

BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 1, 2015) – With its 2015 racing season coming to an end this weekend at Road Atlanta, Corvette Racing already is casting an eye toward the future. The team and Chevrolet announced today that its group of full-season drivers – Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen, Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner – will return to drive two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs in 2016.