For the second straight year, Corvette Racing will be pulling “double-duty” during the Super Sebring Weekend as the Chevrolet Corvette C8.R has shown up as a provisional entry to the WEC’s 1,000 Miles of Sebring. The WEC race is held the day before IMSA’s 12 Hours of Sebring on Saturday, March 21st.
We previously learned that a single C8.R will also participate in the FIA WEC’s 6-Hour Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of the America’s on February 22-23.
The driver’s line-up for both WEC races are still being finalized. It’s rumored that the team may go outside of its current six-driver line-up to fill those spots but we are waiting for final confirmation. Corvette Racing has three C8.Rs available with the primary cars set up for IMSA regulations while the 3rd car will be set up for the World Endurance Championship specs.
Over the last couple of years, Corvette Racing has participated in several WEC races which helps the team meet the ACO’s requirements for receiving entries to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The new mid-engine Corvette C8.Rs made their debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona with the No.3 C8.R with Garcia, Taylor, and Catsburg finishing in fourth place while the No.4 C8.R with Gavin, Milner, and Fassler encountered some engine issues and would finish seventh in class.
The WEC’s LMGTE Pro class for the 1,000 Miles of Sebring would feature seven entries with the class makeup featuring Corvette, Ferrari, Porsche, and Aston Martin.
The Porsche GT Team took a win last time out at Sebring while the C7.R team of Garcia, Magnussen, and Rockenfeller finished 8th in class.
The WEC’s 1,000 Miles of Sebring will be held beginning at Noon on Friday, March 20th.
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