We noted last week how Corvette Racing was essentially penalized for joining the FIA WEC’s Six Hours of Shanghai with a 27 kg weight penalty. The BoP weight penalty raised the No. 64 C7.R minimum weight to 1276 kg, which was nearly 60 lbs heavier than its earlier 2018 FIA WEC race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans just a few months ago.
Perhaps the organizers heard from Dr. Fehan, or maybe they just came to their senses on their own with the realization that more manufacturers racing in LMGTE-Pro is better. Either way, today we learned that Corvette Racing’s lone C7.R entry will now race at 1248 kg which is one kilogram less than its Le Mans weight.
Now instead of simply showing up to promote Chevrolet’s Redline packages for the Chinese market, the Corvette C7.R will actually be allowed to race for the class win in LMGTE-Pro!
I can imagine the boys in Silver (Can’t call it Corvette Racing Yellow this weekend!) would really like to show Chinese racing fans and the rest of the LMGTE-Pro class why they are the best sports car racing program in North America.
So as we said, game on!
Links and Info for the 2018 Six Hours of Shanghai
BoP Strikes Again: Corvette C7.R Gets Heavier for Six Hours of Shanghai
Corvette Racing at Shanghai: Redline Corvette C7.R Reveal
Corvette Racing at Shanghai: Venturing to the Far East for WEC Return