C7.R Corvette to Have Very Busy Weekend in March with Back to Back Endurance Races at Sebring

Corvette Racing has officially announced that it will enter both the WEC 1,000 Miles of Sebring and the IMSA 12 Hours of Sebring in March.

Although both the No.3 and the No.3 Corvettes will race the IMSA 12-Hour, only one car will be entered into the 1,000 Mile event, the day before.

It will be the No.64 car, driven by Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen, and Mike Rockenfeller, who will be putting the miles in that weekend.

“I’ve never driven in two races like this on the same weekend. So it’s something I’m looking forward to,” Magnussen said in a statement. “Everyone at Chevrolet and Corvette Racing enjoys coming to Sebring and testing ourselves against the best in the sport. We have two chances to do that now!”

Despite the positivity, Magnussen seems to have a sense of humor about how much work it will mean.

“We have a solid lineup, a great team behind us and obviously a very solid and very strong Corvette that we know very well,” added Magnussen. “I think all three of us drivers will be extra sore come Sunday after the race but that’s the allure of Sebring. You get to push and punish yourself like no other time during the year.”

The No.4 car, meanwhile, will be piloted by Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner, and Marcel Fassler who only have to endure one race that weekend.

And while the drivers will be pushing themselves, it is presumed that Corvette Racing will be using a third chassis (the one used at last year’s WEC Shanghai event), for the 1,000-mile race. That would leave two fresh cars for Sunday’s IMSA race.

You can catch the WEC race on Saturday, March 15, starting at 4 PM, while the IMSA race starts at 10:40 AM on Sunday, March 16.

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