Larbre to Pass on GTE-Pro Corvette for 2016 FIA WEC


Larbre to Pass on GTE-Pro Corvette for 2016 FIA WEC
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The 2016 racing season for Corvette is a little clearer now with the word this week that Larbre Competition won’t be competing in the GTE-Pro class in the FIA World Endurance Championship after all.

Larbre, led by Frenchman Jack Leconte, had been exploring a partnership with Wayne Taylor Racing that would have put brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor in a 2016-spec Corvette C7.R for the WEC regular season, as well as a second deal involving another GM factory driver and two WEC GTE veterans.

But when Leconte wasn’t able to source a new Corvette required by 2016 WEC GTE-Pro rules, he told French media he would instead try to run two Corvette C7.Rs in GTE-Am.

“Initially, we wanted to run one car in GTE-Pro and one in GTE-Am, but GM’s board has decided otherwise,” Leconte told la Nouvelle République.

The 2015 season was a tough one for Larbre, which had no podium finishes with Paolo Ruberti, Gianluca Roda, and Kristan Poulsen at the wheel of its only GTE-Am competitor.


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