Corvette Racing recently announced the singing of drivers Mike Rockenfeller and Marcel Fassler for the 2016 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring, and now the team has also signed on brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor for the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The brothers Taylor are no stranger to Corvette Racing and the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R. The pair fielded a C7.R for the team in the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship race at Circuit of the Americas in 2014 and Jordan has also raced for the team in four consecutive Le Mans outings.
It seems likely that Jordan will be paired with Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin in the No. 64 C7.R once again seeing as the trio won the GTE Pro class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans last year. That would put Ricky with Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia in the No. 63 car, which was withdrawn from Le Mans last year after a mechanical failure sent Magnussen into the barrier during practice.
“It’s always great to go back to Le Mans, especially with Corvette Racing,” Jordan said. “This time we go back looking to defend our victory from last year after one of the most mentally draining weeks that I’ve experienced.
“Looking back on the race, it’s amazing what the entire Corvette Racing team accomplished. I will never forget the feeling of being on the top step of the podium and I know we all are going for the same result this year.”
Ricky will also be enjoying his third ever Le Mans start in 2016. He last competed in the 24 hour endurance special in 2014 with Larbre Competition in the LMP2 class in a Morgan-Judd prototype and also raced with the team in a C7.R at Le Mans in 2013 in the GTE Am class.
“I’m honored to be chosen to represent Chevrolet and Corvette Racing at Le Mans,” Ricky said.
“I’ve raced there twice but nothing compares to going there as part of this team. It means a lot to me to have this opportunity, and I fully intend to support my teammates to the best of my abilities.”