Just finishing the 12 Hours of Sebring is an accomplishment. But racing teams don’t race for the sake of simply finishing, and to win the GT class at Sebring is really why Corvette Racing showed up in the first place. And while the team captured a podium finish, the drivers were looking up at team BMW on the platform — just like last year.
Drivers Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor wrestled and clawed with the competition in the No. 03 C6.R around the circuit well enough to earn the second-place spot, which could have been dashed away if not for a few close calls. The scariest moment was when Garcia had to recover from a hard hit by a prototype under braking going into Turn 7. He took the escape road in the Hairpin and continued, recovering to fourth by the end of his stint, and Taylor finishing strong by advancing another two spots.
Catch the next Corvette Racing event on Saturday, April 14 when the team duels BMW, Porsche and Ferrari once again during the American Le Mans Series at Long Beach.