Taylor omitted from Corvette's Le Mans lineup

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Taylor omitted from Corvette's Le Mans lineup

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Taylor omitted from Corvette's Le Mans lineup

Jordan Taylor will miss this year’s running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans following a reshuffle within Corvette Racing, with veterans Marcel Fassler and Mike Rockenfeller having been drafted into the program for this year’s edition of the fabled endurance race.

The Michigan-based outfit will deploy Germany’s Rockenfeller into the No. 63 Corvette C7.R with Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia, and Switzerland’s Fassler to pilot the sister No. 64 Corvette with Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner.

“To clarify, I will not be returning to Le Mans this year,” Taylor wrote on Instagram. “I have competed in the event for the past six years with Corvette Racing, with three podiums, including the victory in 2015 alongside Olly and Tommy. I look forward to one day going back to go for the overall win to go along with Daytona, Sebring, and Petit. Good luck to the Corvette guys this year!”

Having completed the first two IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship endurance events in the same cars, Fassler and Rockenfeller are already fully integrated members of the program.

“Corvette Racing is honored to compete for the 19th consecutive year at the 24 Hours of Le Mans,” said Chevy competition director Mark Kent. “A consistent lineup of drivers between our IMSA campaign and Le Mans gives us the best chance for our ninth victory. All six have multiple Le Mans victories. That, along with the experience of the Corvette Racing crew and engineering team, are what we believe to be the optimum combination of talent to win again at Le Mans.”

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