Corvette Returning to Le Mans Without Jordan Taylor

Corvette Racing is aiming for its ninth victory at the venerated 24 Hours of Le Mans this year, and it’ll be looking to achieve that with its IMSA lineup.

With two cars and six drivers, all of whom have multiple Le Mans victories, Corvette Racing feels that it has the best chance of getting that ninth win, even if it means dropping Jordan Taylor—who, along with Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia, came in third place in their class last year.

This year, Antonio Garcia, and Jan Magnussen will drive alongside Mike Rockenfeller (former overall Le Mans victor and DTM driver) in car #63. Car #64 will find Marcel Fassler, Tommy Milner, and Oliver Gavin behind the wheel.

“A consistent lineup of drivers between our IMSA campaign and Le Mans gives us the best chance for our ninth victory,” Mark Kent, Chevrolet’s director of motorsports, told Motorsport. “All six drivers have multiple Le Mans victories. That, along with the experience of the Corvette Racing crew and engineering team, are what we believe to be the optimum combination of talent to win again at Le Mans.”

This year will mark Corvette Racing’s 19th straight year of competition at Le Mans, meaning that the team has a nearly 50% win rate at the event. The team also appears to be competing well this year, with a victory for Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin as recently as last weekend in Long Beach.

The race start on June 16 and this year will be broadcast on Velocity.

[source: Motorsport]

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