With winter testing complete, Corvette Racing and the Corvette C7.R are gearing up for the second stop of the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship, the 12 hours of Sebring. The championship-winning race team is hoping for better results at Sebring than the Rolex 24 at Daytona, which saw the No. 4 C7.R finish 30th overall due to mechanical problems while the No. 3 car finished an underwhelming 16th overall.
Corvette Racing arrived at Sebring International Raceway for the annual winter testing session prior to the 12 Hours of Sebring this past weekend looking to avenge their performance at Daytona. Both C7.R’s were problem free, which is good news, but the cars didn’t quite put the times down the team was hoping for. The No. 3 car of Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia was the fourth fastest car in the GTLM class with a lap time of 2:00.580, putting it over a second behind the leading car, the No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR. The No. 4 car of Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner posted a 2:01.00, making it the slowest car in GTLM class during testing.
Thankfully, it wasn’t all bad for Team Chevy during winter testing. The Corvette Daytona Prototypes led the pack during testing at Sebring after capturing all four top positions at Daytona. The No. 5 Action Express Corvette DP that won the Rolex 24 at Daytona was also the fastest car at Sebring, posting a time of 1:52.480 while the No. 90 Spirit Of Daytona prototype was third fastest with a time of 1:53.399.
We’ll find out how indicative Corvette Racing’s testing times were of their race performance when the 12 Hours of Sebring kicks off on March 15th.