Corvette Racing Confirms 24 Hours of Le Mans Entry

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Corvette Racing has announced it will compete in this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race using two of its brand new C7.R vehicles. The American brand has been accepted into the GTE class and will be fielding two cars, wearing number 73 and 74.
The former will be driven by Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Jordan Taylor while the latter was handed over to Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Richard Westbrook, which means the driver lineup is the same as it has been in 2012 and 2013.

“It is always an honor to earn an invitation to race at Le Mans,” said Mark Kent, Chevrolet’s Director of Racing. “It is one of the most important races in the world for Chevrolet and is the ultimate proving ground for the technology that goes into our production line. The Corvette C7.R and 2015 Corvette Z06 are perfect examples of that automotive evolution and are the benefactors of Corvette Racing’s previous success at Le Mans.”

Corvette Racing first competed at Le Mans in 2000, which means this year's event will be their 15th consecutive race. The stable has captured seven class victories since, five in GT1 and two in GTE Pro.
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