Corvette Racing Aiming For Third Straight Rolex 24 Class Win

Should Corvette Racing take class victory in Daytona this weekend it would be the first team in a decade to win three straight Rolex 24s. 

The No.3 C7.R will start from 7th with veteran Jan Magnussen in the hot seat. The sister No.4 car qualified three tenths of a second slower and will start 9th with Oliver Gavin kicking off the proceedings.

“It’s been a little tougher than everyone expected coming back here for the race weekend. I think everyone left the Roar pretty happy with how the Corvette was handling and how we were stacking up against everyone else.” Said Magnussen. “Today for sure, we’ve been struggling a little bit. Qualifying I think is a good indication of where we are right now. It will be a tough race ahead of us.”

Things may look rough for the C7.R, but keep in mind, the pair started 7th and 8th last in 2016 before finishing 1-2 in the closest Rolex 24 finish ever.

This is race is long and tough. There are many sort of treacherous points you have to get through. We are mindful of that and just need to be there at the end to race whoever is left. Hopefully our car will come to us.” Gavin added. “This race, like I said, is long and tough with many hurdles that will be thrown in front of us. No, we aren’t exactly where we want to be. But we know there are many things we an do to changes that we can do to change our position. We will be pushing just as hard as we always do to try and get that Corvette win like we did last year.”

The 55th Rolex 24 at Daytona gets underway on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. with live coverage available here.

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