Corvette Racing recently made its debut run in a World Endurance Championship race other than Le Mans, at the Lone Star Le Mans race at Circuit of the Americas on September 20th. While the team’s performance in the race fell short of expectations, Corvette Racing isn’t ruling the WEC out as a possible future endeavour for the team.
Our friends at Racer spoke with Corvette Racing Program Manager Doug Feehan, who told the publication, “You never want to limit yourself to saying you wouldn’t go to some of those places and we’re constantly evaluating the costs and benefits.” He went on to say that the new WEC venue for the team gave them “a first-hand glimpse on what that series is about and any potential customers have to deal with and see at a normal WEC round.”
Corvette Racing participated in the Lone Star Le Mans race at the request of members of the WEC sanctioning body. The team happened to have a spare car, and was able to pull together commercial sponsorship for the race very quickly.
As of yet, Corvette Racing has no more WEC events on the schedule for 2015, but with any luck, we’ll see the C7.R give the series another go.