As Corvette Racing prepares a 3rd Corvette C7.R race car for the FIA’s World Endurance Championship at Circuit of The America’s next weekend in Texas, much of the speculation from fans has been focused on the livery and number the car will be wearing.
Sportscar365.com reports that the Corvette C7.R will be wearing Corvette Racing’s familiar Velocity Yellow and Black livery branded with the logos of Konica Minolta and Michelin Tires as sponsors. The C7.R will also be sporting the number 65 in the GTE-Pro class.
Konica Minolta is one of the primary sponsors for Wayne Taylor Racing’s Corvette Daytona Prototype in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s Prototypes class while Michelin is a sponsor for the factory-backed Corvette C7.Rs in the TUDOR GTE-Pro class. Mobil 1 also has a couple of sponsor stickers to support the WEC entry at COTA.
Driving the No.65 Corvette C7.R in the six-hour endurance race is the the all-American team of Tommy Milner, Jordan Taylor and Ricky Taylor.
The three American drivers and the crew of Corvette Racing will be doing a double-header on Saturday by first participating in the 2 hour 45 minute TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race earlier in the day and then following that up with the FIA WEC race that begins at 5pm and ends six hours later at 11pm local time.
Sportscar365.com tells us that Corvette Racing is one of three American teams to run in both the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the FIA’s World Endurance Championship race at COTA. They will be joined by Krohn Racing and Extreme Speed Motorsports.