Tommy Milner1986-01-26 (age 34)
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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.
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.
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.
Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner will make his return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Road America this weekend.
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.
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.
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.
Chevrolet has unveiled the livery in which its solo Corvette will race in the Shanghai FIA World Endurance Championship round later this month.
Chevrolet’s Antonio Garcia led the second IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship practice session at Virginia International Raceway on Friday, lapping over half a second clear of his rivals.
Corvette Racing has explained that its double switch of position during the final stint of Sunday’s IMSA WeatherTech Championship race at Road America was an attempt to pull off an unlikely last-gasp victory.
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.
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.
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 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 mood in the Corvette Racing team was split between happiness and disappointment following the seventh round of the 11-race IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Lime Rock Park.