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WEC: Corvette returns for CotA GT battle

Having come close to Le Mans glory with its new C7.R, Corvette Racing will resume battle with its GT rivals with a one-off WEC entry in Austin.
Corvette Racing will resume battle with its Porsche, Ferrari and Aston Martin rivals for the fourth round of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship at its home Circuit of the Americas circuit.

The iconic manufacturer brought its new C7.R to the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours earlier this year and emerged as a contender for GT Pro honours in what proved to be a hugely competitive class throughout the endurance event.

As such, Corvette – which is racing full-time in the United SportsCar Championship - will return for a one-off outing at the Texan venue when WEC rolls into town in September, with a single C7.R being entered for an all-American line-up of Jordan Taylor, Tommy Milner and Ricky Taylor.

“Chevrolet and Corvette Racing pride themselves on competing against the best sports car manufacturers and teams in the world,” said Mark Kent, Chevrolet Director of Racing. “This is a great opportunity to race in both the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship at Circuit of The Americas. The event will shine a spotlight on Chevrolet and the Corvette brand domestically and internationally.

“Chevrolet is fully committed to help grow the stature of sports car racing in North America," Kent continued. "It is important for us to support our partners in the TUDOR Championship as well as the FIA and ACO during one of the biggest weekend for sports car racing in North America. We greatly appreciate Konica Minolta and Michelin as, without their support, this FIA WEC entry would not have been possible.”

Having challenged for the lead during various stages of the race, the #73 Corvette eventually finished second to the AF Corse Ferrari of Giancarlo Fisichella, Toni Vilander and Gianmaria Bruni.


Tagged as: Corvette , Le Mans , Taylor , Milner

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