Racing drivers Marcel Fässler and Mike Rockenfeller will drive for Corvette Racing at the 2016 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring, the team has announced. Fässler has driven for the team once before at Sebring in 2009, while Rockenfeller will enjoy his first time behind the wheel of a Corvette racecar.
“As we’ve learned over the years, winning at Daytona and Sebring requires a Corvette racecar that demonstrates the proper balance of performance, reliability and efficiency,” Mark Kent, Chevrolet Racing director said in a prepared statement. Winning also requires flawless execution by the team and drivers.”
“We feel very confident that adding Marcel and Rocky to our line-up in these two key races will maximize our chances of success,” he added. “Their collective accomplishments speak for themselves, and they will add a tremendous amount to our endurance program at Corvette Racing.”
Fässler finished second in his previous outing to Sebring with Corvette Racing, when he was paired with Olivier Beretta and Oliver Gavin. Rockenfeller’s most recent American endurance racing success came earlier this year when he took third place overall at the 24 Hours of Daytona with VisitFlorida.com Racing.
“It’s really great that I have the chance to drive again for Corvette Racing at Daytona and Sebring,” said Fässler.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity to do those first two races in America. I already have raced three times for Corvette Racing in 2009 and have really good memories of working with the team,” he added.
“The team (Corvette Racing) is one of the best in endurance racing and one I’ve always watched at major races,” said Rockenfeller.
“As a driver, you always want to be part of winning organizations. Corvette Racing is one of those. It will be great to get back in a GT car for two of the biggest events of the year.”