Marcel Fassler1976-05-27 (age 45)
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Marcel Fassler, a three-time winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours, has called time on his professional driving career at the age of 44.
Although both Antonio Garcia and Tommy Milner were reasonably happy with the qualifying laps that earned the new Corvette C8.R third and fourth on the grid for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, both feel there is more work needed to catch the heavily updated Porsche 911 RSRs.
Corvette Racing’s veteran stars, Oliver Gavin and Antonio Garcia, are positive about the new mid-engined C8.R’s progress but are uncertain how it will perform relative to its GT Le Mans class opposition at this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Nicky Catsburg will team with Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor in the new mid-engined #3 Corvette C8.R for the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship endurance races.
Marcel Fassler will again share the #4 Corvette C7.R with Oliver Gavin in this weekend’s race at Lime Rock Park, as Tommy Milner continues to recuperate from his hand injury.
Corvette Racing’s Tommy Milner has been sidelined by a hand injury incurred in last Sunday’s opening-lap shunt at Watkins Glen, and will thus make way for Marcel Fassler in this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Oliver Gavin says he finds it baffling that Corvette stablemate Marcel Fassler was judged to blame for the crash that eliminated the #64 car from the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Oliver Gavin says the disasters that befell Corvette Racing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona were largely a result of bad luck in the torrential rain, and that the venerable American coupes were fast in the dry.
Reigning IMSA GT Le Mans champion Jan Magnussen has admitted that his fastest time in qualifying at Daytona on Sunday was “a little artificial” and that Corvette Racing needs to find more pace to contend for race victory in three weeks.
Corvette Racing will aim for its ninth class victory at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, but using its usual ‘endurance’ lineup from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Corvette Racing’s aces are hopeful that data, experience and strategy can lead to a fourth consecutive Sebring 12 Hours victory this weekend despite their performance shortfall in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
The Corvette C7.Rs were simply lacking the pace of the Ford GTs at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, according to Antonio Garcia, a deficit accentuated by the dearth of full-course cautions.
Corvette Racing’s previous Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona winners are expecting it to be even more difficult to avoid trouble in this year’s race, due to the increased numbers of prototypes and drivers with little experience of endurance events.
The Teams’ overall title of the Blancpain GT Series, which combines the two Cups Endurance and Sprint, will be the target of the Belgian squad.
Marcel Fassler says winning this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours GTE title would carry the same weight as his three overall victories in the French classic.
Comforted by the double podium finish at the last Sprint Cup race at Brands Hatch, the squad, will definitely want to fight for the first success of the season!
Corvette Racing has signed Jordan Taylor and Marcel Fassler as their third drivers in the pair of C7.Rs which will campaign the GTE Pro class in the Le Mans 24 Hours this year.
Tommy Milner, who along with Oliver Gavin and Marcel Fassler won GTLM in last year’s Sebring 12 Hours, is hopeful that rising temperatures will play into the hands of his Corvette C7.R despite having to start from the back of the grid.
Top Blancpain team Audi WRT has announced its full 2017 line-up, which includes endurance ace Benoit Treluyer, junior single-seater convert Jake Dennis and Formula E driver Robin Frijns.
Four factory-supported Audi R8 LMS cars will contest this year's Nurburgring 24 Hours, it has been announced.
Ex-Formula 1 driver Will Stevens will continue with top Blancpain GT team Audi WRT for the 2017 season, it has been announced.
Last year's Rolex 24 GT Le Mans-class winners Corvette Racing has reverted to a spare chassis for this weekend’s race, following the fire caused by a fuel-line failure on the #4 C7.R at the Roar Before the 24.
Marcel Fassler, defending GTLM winner at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, has avoided injury following a huge fire for the #4 Corvette at DIS this morning.
Mike Rockenfeller and Marcel Fassler have been confirmed as Corvette Racing’s endurance drivers for 2017, after helping the team to a 1-2 finish at Daytona last January.
Audi’s Head of Motorsport Dr Wolfgang Ullrich has responded to reports in the German press that the manufacturer is set to withdraw from LMP1 after 2017, insisting nothing has yet been decided.
Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner, who need only to finish seventh at Petit Le Mans to win the IMSA GT Le Mans Drivers’ championship, say they still need to be on their game to clinch the crown.
Audi’s Loic Duval again set the pace in the final practice session before this evening’s qualifying for the 6 Hours of COTA in Austin.
Audi World Endurance Championship stars Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fassler have paid tribute to their long-time race engineer Leena Gade following her departure from the German squad earlier this year.
Porsche narrowly beat Audi in the second practice session for the WEC 6 Hours of Nurburgring, as Mark Webber eclipsed Marcel Fassler by just 0.014s to keep the Weissach marque on top.
Audi’s Marcel Fassler has admitted that the Six Hours of Nurburgring will feel “bizarre” without the injured Benoit Treluyer.
The triple Le Mans winners were able to find solace in the #8 sister car winning the race.
106th LMP sports car victory of the brand with the four rings
Audi has withdrawn its appeal after its winning car was excluded from the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone.
Audi has lost victory in the opening round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship following post-race scrutineering at Silverstone, handing the win to Porsche.
Porsche continued its domination of the World Endurance Championship Prologue test at Paul Ricard on Saturday morning, as Toyota brought out the red flags.
Doug Fehan has been moved to suggest that last Saturday’s Sebring 12 Hour win, Corvette Racing’s 10th at the event, proves the team is the best in its class.
Gavin, Milner, Fässler win again in No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R
Gavin, Milner, Fässler take 0.034-second victory in No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R
Mike Rockenfeller and Marcel Fassler believe the Corvette C7.Rs can beat the younger GTLM machinery at Daytona.
The 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona marks the beginning of Corvette Racing’s 2016 sports car season with a pair of 2016-spec Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs.
Oliver Gavin second-quickest in GTLM during the weekend ahead of Rolex 24
Three-day test for defending GT Le Mans race-winning team