Corvette Racing has their 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship ready.
It’s been known for a couple of months, that the team would move from the now-defunct GTE Pro category to GTE Am. During that announcement, it was revealed that Ben Keating and Nicky Catsburg would be the first drivers for the team.
The name of the third and final driver has been released now.
That will be Argentinian racer Nicolas Varonne. He has been racing in sportscars for the past few seasons, after a classic karting and single-seater background. He finished third in the 2021 Michelin Le Mans Cup in the LMP3 category for Rinaldi Racing, before moving into the European Le Mans Series with the team, in a Ferrari. He started the season off by winning the opening round in the GTE category at Circuit Paul Ricard. There were no more trophies for the team during the season, following a change of the line-up.
He made his 24 Hours of Le Mans debut in 2022 as well. That was for the Iron Lynx outfit, who ran an extra car for Rinaldi Racing, where he finished 17th and last amongst the teams seeing the chequered flag. A lot of that was related to his two teammates, who were amongst the very slowest Bronze-rated drivers on the track.
The team has already tested a couple of times, prior to the 2023 season. The first outing was the day after the FIA WEC finale in Bahrain, and then more testing at Sebring, where the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship will be run as well.
The first race of 2023 will be run on 17 March.