Corvette Racing ready with Le Mans line-up

Corvette Racing has announced their six drivers for the 24 Hours of Le Mans next month.

The four usual drivers from the Weathertech IMSA Sportscar Championship will continue and will then be joined by two familiar faces.

Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia will have Jordan Taylor as teammate in the #63, while Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner will be joined by Marcel Fässler in #64.

Jordan Tayler currently leads the IMSA series in the Prototype category, where he won the first 4 races of the year with his brother Ricky. Jordan drove Le Mans for the first time in 2012 for Corvette, and has since then switched between the #63 and #64. In 2014 he finished second in #63 before he took the victory in the #64 a year later.

Corvette Racing Le Mans 2017
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Marcel Fässler has a long history at Le Mans. He has participated every year since 2006, where he first drove for privateers in LMP1. I 2009 he had his first start at Le Mans for Corvette Racing. The following year he was chosen by Audi Sport to be part of their LMP1 programme, where he was part of the succesful trio Fässler/Lotterer/Treluyer, who won Le Mans three times and won the World Championship in 2012. Parallel to his Audi programme, he has been driving for Corvette Racing for many of the endurance races in IMSA/ALMS, when they needed a third driver.

Corvette Racing has had a good start of the season in the IMSA series, where the team has won the last three races, and car number 3 with Magnussen/Garcia currently leads the championship.

The team has slowly started to pack their equipment for Le Mans, where the mandatory test day will be run on June 4th. Before that they need to go through scrutineering and other preparations, so it won’t be long until they leave for France

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