Corvette Racing Is On the Provisional Entry List for the WEC 1,000 Mile Race at Sebring

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Corvette Racing Is On the Provisional Entry List for the WEC 1,000 Mile Race at Sebring


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.

Corvette Racing Is On the Provisional Entry List for the WEC Race at Sebring


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.


Source:
Motorsport.com

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2 COMMENTS

  1. The provisional status of the C8R can be easily be solved if they can get 300 of the 2020 C8 allocations in line for production to accept 5.5 flat plan crack engines in there cars. The only thing they can’t give is the next Corvette Z06 body but if the DCT is going to be used in the production Flat Plane Crank Engine Cars it can be dropped into 300 C8 to satisfy ISMA. Those engines will be built right at Bowling Green and if they initially have problems with any of the 300, 5.5 FPC engines they can swap them out with 6.2 LT2 engines under warranty and only the 300 that accepted those in their C8s will be aware and the #4 C8R race car can get an engine that can finish LeMans without engine trouble that gave them a 7fh place finish in class at the ROLEX 24!

  2. There is more to C8R race car #3 then just Yellow Paint! During the Roar before the 24 that #3 spent less time in the shop then the Silver #4 car. And every time #4 went to the it was in little pieces while #3 stayed in tact. I was at the track, and only saw what was going on in the online presentation of the Roar. I could tell from my living room the #3 was the better prepared of the two Corvette Racers. I said to myself the #3 will be the dominant car in the race. Even though the #4 started the 24 ahead in the racer it wasn’t very long that #3 pulled ahead and during the night session it even ran first in GTLM after the engine trouble with number 4 the strategy became even though #4 still ran fast laps it was in the race to finish and ran 7th in class GTLM. Before LeMans, Corvette Racing needs to solve the 5.5 problem in the shop during the Race to finish better then GTLM 7th place. The shop crew should have to work soused to keep the C8R in the race and up front! “Winning isn’t everything, It’s the only thing!” CVL…

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