Taiwanese racing outfit Team AAI will race a Corvette C7.R at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, according to DailySportscar, making for the fourth C7.R to be entered in this year’s edition of the annual endurance event.
Team AAI, who last year ran a Porsche 911 GT3 in the FIA WEC’s LMGTE Am class at Le Mans, was originally poised to run a Corvette C6.R at Le Mans this year. They have since acquired a used C7.R from Corvette Racing that they will enter in the race, which will join Larbre Competition’s LMGTE Am C7.R and Corvette Racing’s two LMGTE Pro entries.
Corvette Racing is also said to have built a spare C7.R chassis to take to along with them to France. Last year, the no. 63 C7.R was sidelined from the race after a mechanical failure sent Jan Magnussen into the wall in practice, so the team is looking to avoid a repeat of that disaster. There is now thought to be a total of five C7.R chassis in existence.
Corvette Racing and drivers Tommy Milner, Oliver Gavin, Antonio Garcia, Jag Magnussen and Jordan and Ricky Taylor will defend the team’s victory at Le Mans in 2015 when the race kicks off on June 15th.