Jordan Taylor will be the new full season driver at Corvette Racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
The 28 year-old racing driver will replace Jan Magnussen in the brand new C8.R #3, where he will join Antonio Garcia. The pair has raced together during the 24 hours of Le Mans in previous years, finishing on the podium in both 2014 and 2017.
Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin will continue to race in #4, like they have done for the past eight seasons.
So even though Corvette Racing has said goodbye to a driver with a huge CV, there is quite a good CV attached to Taylor as well.
He has won 21 races and two championships in the IMSA series so far, where he has raced for the family team Wayne Taylor Racing in the now past DP and the current DPi category. Add to that, a GTE Pro Le Mans victory in 2015 alongside Milner and Gavin. So even though a lot of people see him as the funny guy from social media, he’s actually a very good driver, too.
The new driver pairing will see an American driver in each car, which apparently was important for the headquarters in Detroit, where the money is coming from.
There are no news regarding the third driver in each car for the endurance rounds, but it has been Mike Rockenfeller and Marcel Fässler in the two cars, during the past few seasons.
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2020 starts with the Daytona 24 Hours on 25-26 January.