Corvette Racing stays the course with C7.R

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Corvette Racing stays the course with C7.R


Corvette Racing stays the course with C7.R


Corvette Racing is banking on its proven C7.R line-up to retain the drivers’ and teams’ titles won last season in IMSA’s GT Le Mans category.

The familiar factory entries are unchanged entering the new WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season as defending GTLM champions Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen return to the No. 3 Corvette, and Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner helm the No. 4 C7.R.

Corvette Racing endurance event veterans Mike Rockenfeller (No. 3) and Marcel Fassler (No. 4) are also inbound for Daytona to help the team start the year in style.

“It’s hard to believe this will be my 11th season with Corvette Racing and eighth as a full-time driver,” Garcia said. “We have been able to win a lot of races and championships during that time. Obviously, Jan and I work very well together with our crew and engineers. That’s a large reason why we have won consecutive driver championships. The work begins again next week at Daytona. As a team, there have been important updates and progress to our Corvettes ahead of 2019. I think we can all feel confident in our ability to challenge for more race wins and championships.”

Gavin shared similar sentiments about the No. 4 program.

“Being back with Corvette Racing and with Tommy is the best way to start 2019,” he said. “It’s an amazing feat that we remain at the forefront of the GTLM championship each season. The people, the tools and resources we have within our program make all this possible.

“This may be the toughest season we will face with our Corvette C7.R. All of our competitors have had another year to fully develop their cars. But we know that this is only a single element in what makes a championship-winning team. We’ve displayed that many times and the Roar and the Rolex give us another chance to do so again.”