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New Corvette C8.R needs work to catch Porsche, say drivers

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.

Garcia, Gavin uncertain of Corvette C8.R’s Daytona prospects

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.

Corvette C8.R already feels "solid and competitive"

Corvette's new C8.R already feels "solid and competitive" ahead of this week's Roar Before the 24 test at Daytona, according to team newcomer Jordan Taylor.

Magnussen: Corvette “needs VIR to be good to us again”

Defending IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar GT Le Mans champions Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia say they need a win in this weekend’s round at VIRginia International Raceway, scene of their previous win two years ago.

Corvette drivers rue misfortunes after brave strategies fail

Both Corvette Racing driver line-ups were left frustrated after the team split strategies for the Road America round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, yet neither squad was able to capitalize on the pace of the C7.Rs.

Fassler to sub for injured Milner in Corvette at CTMP

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.

Corvette's Gavin looks forward to Watkins Glen's “huge challenge”

Corvette’s Oliver Gavin says this weekend’s Sahlen’s Six Hours at Watkins Glen will be one of the most physically demanding races on the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule, as the team seeks its first race win since April last year.

Corvette drivers question "frustrating" safety car usage

Corvette drivers Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen have questioned the use of the safety car in the Le Mans 24 Hours, after a late intervention effectively ended the American marque's chances.

Gavin "battling to understand" how Fassler to blame for crash

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.

Corvette’s 20th Le Mans highlights an unprecedented legacy

This weekend, Corvette celebrates its 20th consecutive start at the Le Mans 24 Hours. There would be no greater birthday present for the American manufacturer than a ninth class win at La Sarthe, but the team is just as proud of its enduring legacy as it is of its past success. 

Porsche will be "difficult to beat" in IMSA - Gavin

Corvette Racing's Oliver Gavin concedes that the on-form Porsche 911 RSRs will be "difficult to beat" in this year's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans class title fight.

Gavin: Corvette was victim of Daytona rain “lottery”

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.

Corvette needs more work to target Rolex 24 win - Magnussen

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 retains IMSA lineup for eighth season

Corvette Racing has announced an unchanged driver lineup for the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

WEC got "lucky" in "ridiculous" Shanghai conditions - Gavin

The FIA World Endurance Championship was "lucky" there wasn't a major accident in the closing stages of last weekend's rain-soaked Shanghai race, believes Corvette driver Oliver Gavin.

Gavin: “A lot more to find” from Corvette in WEC spec

Oliver Gavin says he’s “not too disheartened” by the venerable Corvette C7.R’s performance in Shanghai, despite qualifying 1.36sec off the fastest GTE Pro car.

Corvette Racing reveals Redline livery for Shanghai WEC race

Chevrolet has unveiled the livery in which its solo Corvette will race in the Shanghai FIA World Endurance Championship round later this month.

“We can’t be depressed by second,” says Corvette’s Garcia

Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia says that the team wasn’t expecting to win the GTLM class of the Watkins Glen Six Hours, so leading several laps and finishing runner-up was a major achievement.

Gavin: Corvette will bounce back from mediocre Le Mans

Oliver Gavin, a five-time Le Mans 24 Hours class winner with Corvette Racing, is convinced the team will “come back stronger in 2019” after a subdued performance at this year’s race.

Corvette replaces Taylor with Rockenfeller for Le Mans

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.

Long Beach IMSA: AXR Cadillac wins, Corvette conquers GTLM

Split strategies by Action Express Racing paid off perfectly for Filipe Albuquerque and Joao Barbosa in a thrilling IMSA race at Long Beach, as a Corvette win in GTLM rounded off a great day for GM.

Corvette drivers positive for Sebring despite Daytona deficit

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.

Corvettes “didn’t have enough” to fight Fords, says Garcia

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 stars wary of rookie endurance drivers at Rolex 24

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.