Corvette withdraw No. 63 from Le Mans after crash

Jan Magnussen crashed heavily at the Porsche Curves during Q2.

The No. 63 Corvette C7R which crashed in the second qualifying session at Le Mans today has been withdrawn from the event (Crash Video).

An unspecified mechanical problem caused Jan Magnussen to lose control of the GTE car at the second part of the Porsche Curves and the Dane suffered a double impact with the wall.

The front and rear of the Corvette was significantly damaged and the team have deemed that the car is not repairable on-site at Le Mans.

“We are disappointed that the No.63 Corvette C7.R will be unable to compete at Le Mans this year,” said Mark Kent, Director of Chevrolet Racing. “The Corvette Racing team put a lot of work into two C7.Rs for this event, and unfortunately only one will be in the race.”

Magnussen was released from the circuit medical centre after receiving checks from the ACO medical team. Antonio García and Ryan Briscoe are the other two drivers of the car.

The car had qualified sixth in class before the withdrawal was confirmed this evening.

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Series Le Mans
Event 24 Hours of Le Mans
Sub-event Thursday qualifying 2
Track Le Mans
Article type Breaking news