Corvette Racing was at Sebring International Raceway last month for a two-day test of the new mid-engine Corvette C8.R on the famous “bumps” of the old WWII bomber base and our friends at Mobil 1 the Grid was there to get the reactions from the drivers and crew.
This was a major test for Corvette Racing in that all six drivers were there to partake in the various sessions that saw the team working various tires, suspension set-ups, and other aspects of the car. Data that is gleaned from these sessions provide more insight into the new race car that the team will take with them when competition resumes.
“Sebring’s the best place to do testing, it’s the roughest track we go to. You know, twelve hours here is probably harder than twenty-four hours at Daytona, so the more laps you can do at Sebring, the more you can learn about a car durability wise, this place has go so many different types of corners, you can learn high speed, low speed, bumpy, smooth, you get a bit of everything here at Sebring,” says No.3 C8.R pilot Jordan Taylor.
From Mobil 1 the Grid via YouTube:
Private tests are crucial for Corvette to refine their new C8.R for both the IMSA Series Championship and the 24 hours of Le Mans. While they may not be racing this weekend at Sebring, Corvette Racing can still use their tests to help develop the new C8.R. We go behind the scenes with Corvette Racing at their private Sebring test to see how the team and drivers use Sebring to push their new challenger.
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[VIDEO] C8.R Corvettes Testing at Sebring