Corvette Racing Receives Invitations to Race the C8.R at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

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Corvette Racing Receives Invitations to Race the C8.R at the 24 Hours of Le Mans


Corvette Racing will be headed back to France for the 88th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The new mid-engine C8.Rs will make their international racing debut as the team marks its 21st consecutive appearance at the Summer Classic.

The Corvette C8.Rs will be racing under the FIA WEC specs with two entries in the LMGTE-Pro class. The No.63 Corvette will feature Antonio Garcia, Jordan Taylor, and Nicky Catsburg while teammates Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin with Marcel Fassler will drive the No. 64 C8.R.

Corvette Racing recently completed its first FIA World Endurance Championship race with the C8.R at the six-hour Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of the Americas. Despite being hampered by a disfavorable Balance of Performance, the C8.R driven by Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller managed a 6th place finish out of 7 entries and the team will use the data learned for the next FIA WEC race at the 1,000 Miles of Sebring later this month.

Corvette Racing Receives Invitations to Race the C8.R at the 24 Hours of Le Mans


Joining the Corvette Racing team from IMSA’s WeatherTech series in LMGTE-Pro will be the US-based Porsche GT team CORE autosport. The team will field the No. 93 Porsche 911 RSR-19 with drivers Nick Tandy, Earl Bamber, and Australia’s Matt Campbell while the team’s No. 94 Porsche will feature Patrick Pilet, Mathieu Jaminet and Julien Andlauer.

The 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans takes place on June 13–14, 2020 at the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France.


Source:
IMSA.com

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  1. If the BOP is set the same as it was at COTA, Corvette racing shouldn’t bother being embarrassed by going to the Le Mans 24

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