Magnussen and Rockenfeller to Drive the Corvette C8.R at COTA’s Lone Star Le Mans

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Magnussen and Rockenfeller to Drive the Corvette C8.R at COTA's Lone Star Le Mans

Photo by Richard Prince for Chevy Racing


Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller will make a surprise return to Corvette Racing for the one-off WEC race later this month at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX. Although the team has yet to confirm the drivers, their names showed up on the latest version of the entry list for the Lone Star Le Mans which takes place on February 23rd.

It’s believed that Corvette Racing’s participation in the WEC helps the team earn its 24 Hours of Le Mans invites. The team is currently planning on racing at the Lone Star Le Mans in February, and the 1,000 Miles of Sebring that’s held on the eve of the Sebring 12 Hour Race in March.

Magnussen spent 16 years with Corvette Racing, earning four 24 Hours of Le Mans class wins, four IMSA championships and 35 race victories with the team. Rockenfeller is a longtime Audi factory driver who served as Corvette Racing’s endurance driver. The team signed Nicky Catsburg after Rockenfeller’s full-time DTM schedule conflicted with the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

So far, Magnussen and Rockenfeller are only confirmed for the COTA race, but we believe they will also be joining the team for the WEC race at Sebring.


Source:
Sportscar365.com

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Both Mags and Rocky are scheduled to race the #63 Yellow C8.R chassis C8.R-004 at both CoTA and Sebring in the WEC races.

  2. That is Terrific! I was bummed Jan was not selected to help pilot the #3 at Daytona. No offense to any of the new drivers.

  3. Considering that the C8.R had a relatively good Rolex 24, I’d say this new girl is off to a good start!

    What Chevrolet needs to do is to offer the C8.R to privateer teams to run in GTD (GTE-AM) and GTLM (GTE-PRO), like they once did to Larbre Competition. More exposure, more data, and more importantly, more chances to see these cars at the top of the podium!!!

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