Corvette Racing has confirmed its driver lineup for the 83rd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ryan Briscoe and Jordan Taylor will both join the usual roster of Corvette Racing drivers at Le Sarthe at Chevrolet looks for an eighth class victory at the legendary endurance special.
Briscoe will join Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen in the No. 63 Corvette C7.R, while Taylor, who has raced at Le Mans in a Corvette for the past three years, will join Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner in the No. 64 car. Last year, Taylor raced with Garcia and Magnussen, coming in second in the GTE Pro class.
“I’ve driven with Tommy twice – once in the WEC at COTA and in the Watkins Glen Six Hours where we finished second together,” said Taylor. “So I’ve known him for awhile. And Olly is one of the guys who helped me get into Corvette Racing to begin with after I raced with him in a Camaro in Grang-Am GT. I know both guys really well. We may have been in different cars in the past, but at Corvette Racing it’s one team and one goal to win. All the drivers are always working with each other. Another plus is that they’re a bit taller than Jan and Antonio, so I’ll fit in the car a little bit better!”
The driver lineup has a combined 12 victories at Le Mans, including four each for Gavin and Magnussen, three for Garcia and one for Milner. The seasoned roster also has 49 Le Mans starts among them, including 16 consecutive starts for Magnussen and 14 for Gavin.
Chevrolet says they’ve been preparing the Le Mans C7.Rs “for the past 12 months” in hopes of victory at “one of the most important races of the year for Corvette Racing.” The preparation will continue until the green flag waves on June 13.