CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Time to Take on the World Once Again
Pair of Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs ready to go for ninth win at 24 Hours of Le Mans
- Eight class wins in 16 races at Le Mans for sports car racing’s top GT team
- Garcia fastest on Test Day in No. 63 Corvette C7.R
- Gavin, Milner, Taylor defending GTE Pro class winners in No. 64 Corvette
- A Le Mans win would be No. 100 overall for Corvette Racing program
DETROIT (June 13, 2016) – A year ago, Corvette Racing stood on the top step of the podium after winning endurance racing’s biggest event for the eighth time. It’s
now another season and another chance for Corvette Racing to claim victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Doing so will write another chapter in the team’s and Chevrolet’s racing
This marks the 17th consecutive Le Mans for Corvette Racing, which enters the GTE Pro class with two Konica Minolta/Mobil 1/Sirius XM Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs. There is momentum on
the team’s side heading into a race that will be tougher than any previous season, given the number of teams and manufacturers in the class.
Consider the following:
- Corvette Racing has won five straight Triple Crown events – the Rolex 24 At Daytona (2015, 2016), Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring (2015, 2016) and 24 Hours of Le Mans (2015). No
sports car team in any class can claim that feat.
- Corvette Racing has 21 all-time victories in Triple Crown races.
- Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Jordan Taylor won last year’s GTE Pro class at Le Mans by five laps in a race where their No. 64 Corvette was the team’s lone entry following a
qualifying crash for the No. 63 car. All three drivers are back this year to defend.
- Antonio Garcia set the fastest time in class during this year’s Test Day in the No. 63 Corvette C7.R that he will share with Jan Magnussen and Ricky Taylor. The No. 64 Corvette
was fourth-quickest with Gavin at the wheel.
Not only are Corvette Racing and the Corvette C7.R proven commodities, so is the driving roster. The six drivers have 52 combined starts at Le Mans with 15 victories. Among them,
Gavin has five wins (all with Corvette Racing), Magnussen four (all with the team), Garcia three (two with Corvette Racing), Milner two (both with Corvette Racing) and Taylor’s last