Corvette Racing bet by the continuity in its lineup for the 86th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and will have Marcel Fässler and Mike Rockenfeller as the men who join the official drivers to close the crew of the two Corvette C7.R with the firm attend the event queen of the WEC. In this way, the team led by Pratt & Miller will have a lineup of talent formed by Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller at the controls of the Corvette #63 and Tommy Milner, Oliver Gavin and Marcel Fässler in the Corvette #64.
in View of the presence of Marcel Fässler and Mike Rockenfeller with Corvette both in the 24 Hours of Daytona and in the 12 Hours of Sebring, this decision seems the most logical. In the case of Fässler, this is your second consecutive appearance at Le Mans with Corvette after competing for seven years with Audi, the period in which he collected three victories absolute. For his part, for Mike Rockenfeller will be his debut at Le Mans with the C7.R and his return to la Sarthe six years later, the absence that the German pilot compensates by having competed eight times at Le Mans, getting the victory with Audi in 2010.
Mark Kent, director of competition of Chevrolet, has stated in this regard: “Corvette Racing has the honor of competing for the nineteenth consecutive time in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Have a lineup of pilots regularly between our program in IMSA and Le Mans give us the opportunity to fight in a real way by our ninth victory at La Sarthe. The six drivers have multiple wins at Le Mans. That, along with the experience of the staff and of the engineers of Corvette Racing, creates an optimal combination and full of talent to try to win again at Le Mans”.