Saturday’s race at Road Atlanta is not just the end of the 2016 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, it’s the end of an era for the Corvette Daytona Prototype race cars which will be replaced with the Daytona Prototype international (DPi) race car in 2017.
One driver who has made the most of his time in the car is Jordan Taylor who took to Instagram to offer a touching good-bye message for the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP.
Goodbyes are tough. Nobody likes to say goodbye. We've been together for four years now, but this weekend will be our last. People say you're old and ugly, and let's face it, you are old, and you are kind of ugly. But that never mattered to me. All that mattered to me was the way I felt around you and the way you made me feel when I was inside of you. I've put a few scratches on you over the years, but only one that would count towards a domestic violence accusation. I felt bad about it, and honestly, wanted to go back in time to take it back. But we moved on, we learned from it, and we grew stronger. We've had some great times together and made some great memories, but all great things must come to an end. I thank you for what you've done for me and my career. I can't wait to see you again, one last time this weekend in Atlanta, Corvette Daytona Prototype. We'll do our best to give you an honorable send-off. #Corvette
The switch in 2017 to the new Daytona Prototype international (DPi) will officially end the five year reign of the Corvette Daytona Prototype. We haven’t heard much from the various teams that race the Corvette DPs as to their plans for 2017, so the off-season should be very interesting.
For those that love the Corvette DPs, you can now buy the 2-car team from Wayne Taylor Racing. The cars and a bevy of replacement parts were listed for sale earlier this summer are still available as far as we know.
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