Corvette Racing has entered its new mid-engined C8.R in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s 6-Hour Lone Star Le Mans race at Circuit of the America’s on February 22-23 as reported by Sportscar365.com.
It will be just the second outing for the mid-engine sports car which is scheduled to debut in January at the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway.
The factory-backed team has just one entry scheduled for the Lone Star Le Mans, and as of yet, there is no word on whether it will be the No.3 or the No.4 C8.R, or if they will go with the team driver’s line-up or a mixed squad.
Chevrolet has run several WEC events over the years to meet the ACO’s requirements for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The team participated in the Six Hours of Shanghai in 2018 and the 1000 Miles of Sebring last March. Sportscar365.com’s John Dagys says “it’s unclear if this entry for the first of two WEC races on U.S. soil would be to meet the same criteria”.
Following the Lone Star Le Mans in February, the WEC’s next scheduled event comes as part of Sebring’s Super Weekend in March. We are anticipating that Corvette Racing will be fielding an entry in that race as well, most likely it will field the team that’s not racing at COTA.
The six-hour Lone Star Le Mans will take place on Sunday, February 23, 2020, with the race running 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
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