Corvette Racing will run C8.Rs modified to GT3 specs for the 2022 and 2023 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar seasons before debuting an all-new GT3-spec car in 2024.
That’s the word this week from sportscar365, based on their interviews with multiple industry sources.
The Pratt & Miller-run team will race C8.R GTE cars modified to meet GT3 specs with special permission from IMSA to compete in GTD Pro.
The all-new GT3 car in ’24 would then include customer sales and support, sportscar365 reports.
Chevy is in just its second season with the GTE C8.R and has made no secret that it would like to get more seasons out of the car, something reiterated by Laura Klauser in an interview with sportscar365.
“We made a large financial commitment to the C8.R program,” she told Sportscar365. “Unfortunately we are not getting the years we hoped out of that investment.
“Any decision we make for the future of Corvette Racing will be another large financial commitment.
“We want to be sure we invest wisely into a strategy that will meet our brand needs and have longevity.
“This is why we are taking the time to carefully evaluate the landscape and potential future changes. We do not want to rush into a costly decision that we may have to alter in a short period of time.”
According to sportscar365, work is already underway on the all-new GT3 car that will be based on a different road car model than the C8.R.
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