Corvette Racing will enter a pair of Corvette C7.R this year in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. As always the cars will compete in the very demanding and heavily factory supported GT Le Mans class (GTLM).
The works Chevrolet GT squad will also compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a target defend their 2015 GTE-Pro class win in the French classic. The team is at Daytona these days for the IMSA tests entering two 2016 spec Corvette C7.Rs along with Ford and BMW.
Long time Corvette Racing manager Doug Fehan praised the level of competition in GTLM in the IMSA series and is looking forward to a competitive 2016 season.
I think it’s a testament to the power and influence that road racing in North America has on the global world of automobiles, when you can attract full-factory efforts such as we have here, with Ferrari, Porsche, Corvette, BMW, and now Ford.
I think everyone in this paddock sees Ford as a definite benefit, moving us all down the road to road racing success.
Ford, Chevy, Ferrari – we’ve all had great battles back and forth – but it’s been a long, long time since we’ve had this level of expertise being presented by the top manufacturers of the world. It’s a great testament to what we’re all trying to achieve.
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