Corvette Racing will also be present in the 1000 Miles of Sebring race, which is a part of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the day prior to the Sebring 12 Hours, which counts towards the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
The American team also did the double in 2019 too, with Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller being the three drivers on the FIA WEC car.
They will enter the C8.R model this year, which will have its FIA WEC debut at COTA in three weeks’ time. By doing that, the FIA WEC already have two races worth of data ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, to set the correct Balance Of Performance for the big race.
Corvette Racing gave the C8.R model its debut at the 24 Hours of Daytona last weekend, with the #3 finishing in a very respectable fourth position, being in a podium spot several times during the race. #4 had a cracked bell housing before the halfway point of the race, and with them sitting in the garage for just under 8 hours of repairs, they didn’t have other option than just collect data for the rest of race.
The next round of the FIA World Endurance Championship 2019/20 will be run at COTA on 23 February, with the Corvette Racing drivers still yet to be announced for that round as well.