Corvette Racing are aiming to return to winning ways after a turbulent 2014, with Jan Magnussen explaining his team are much better prepared than 12 months ago.

Magnussen, along with team mate Antonio Garcia, notched up a four-race winning streak last season in the Corvette C7.R in the United Sports Car Championship and briefly held a lead in the championship.

However, 2014 was marred by difficulties and the team struggled to maintain consistency. Last year's Rolex 24-hour race ended prematurely after the team was forced to retire with mechanical problems.

Magnussen, father of McLaren F1 driver Kevin, said because the Corvette was brand new last year the team hadn't got sufficient preparation time before the 24-hour race in Daytona.

"We've now had 12 months to sort the car, we learned what it is like and learned how to win," Magnussen said. "We're going into this year's race a lot better prepared and I can't wait to get started.

"Last year coming into Daytona we had a brand new car in the C7.R and unfortunately had a couple of reliability issues in the race."

The four-time Le Mans winner will co-drive the Corvette with Garcia and IndyCar race-winner Ryan Briscoe in the number three car at Daytona. Corvette are also running a second car, driven by Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Simon Pagenaud.

"Any 24 hour race is an enormous challenge but I am confident that the Corvette Racing guys, Antonio, Ryan and myself will be able to challenge very strongly," Magnussen added.

Corvette Racing achieved a Rolex 24 victory in 2001 and the Danish driver is targeting a return to the top spot for the American team.


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