Corvette Racing is entering the 24 Hours of Daytona once again thanks to the unification of the Rolex Grand Am and American Le Mans Series championships, known commonly as the Tudor United SportsCar Championship (USCC). With it comes a bit of personnel conflicts for the team, as drivers Jordan Taylor and Richard Westbrook will be racing for different teams during both the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring. However, both will rejoin the team for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
That being the case, Corvette Racing has recruited Australian driver Ryan Briscoe, and British driver Robin Liddell for both the Daytona and Sebring endurance races.
Briscoe was most recently named full-time driver for Chip Ganassi Racing in the Izod IndyCar Series, having seven IndyCar victories to his name. Briscoe has also won nine times in ALMS prototype competition for big name teams such as Penske Racing and Level 5 Motorsports. He will be piloting the No. 3 Corvette C7.R, along with 2013 ALMS GT champs Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia.
Liddell, meanwhile, drove for Stevenson Motorsports in a Chevrolet Camaro GT.R as part of the Grand-Am Rolex Series the past six seasons, winning 18 times, and second three times. While in ALMS, Liddell won seven times driving both prototype and GT cars. He will be manning the No. 4 Corvette C7.R with 2012 ALMS GT champions Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin.
The 24 Hours of Daytona will kick of the inaugural Tudor USSC season on January 25-26, 2014 at Daytona International Speedway. It will also be the first official race of the all-new C7.R, which will bow January 13 at the 2014 North American International Auto Show alongside the 2015 Corvette Z06.