Corvette Racing has confirmed Audi factory drivers Marcel Fasssler and Mike Rockenfeller will join its existing roster of drivers at Petit Le Mans – the final round of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Fassler and Rockenfeller co-piloted Corvette Racing’s Corvette C7.R at the Rolex 24 At Daytona and Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring earlier this year. Just like then, Fassler will co-drove the No. 4 C7.R will Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner at Road Atlanta, while Rockenfeller will be in the No. 3 C7.R with Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia.
Fassler is no stranger to racing Corvettes at Road Atalanta. Back in 2009, he co-drove a Corvette C6.R alongside Gavin and Olivier Beretta, finishing fourth in class. Rockenfeller has never been to the track with the Corvette team, but helped the No. 3 team score a second place finish at Daytona earlier this year, losing out to the No. 4 C7.R by just 0.034 seconds.
“I’m really happy to get the opportunity again to drive with Corvette Racing again at Petit Le Mans,” Fassler said. “It is a pleasure to drive the Corvette C7.R in these long-distance races. Road Atlanta is a familiar venue and a real challenge.
“I’m very proud to rejoin Corvette Racing at Petit Le Mans, and I’m excited to race again at Road Atlanta,” Rockenfeller said. “It is where I made my first start in an endurance race, so I always have good memories of the track.
“Competing with Antonio, Jan and Corvette Racing at Daytona and Sebring was a blast, and the Corvette C7.R was very fun to drive,” added Rockenfeller. “We had excellent pace and reliability at both races.”
“Hopefully we can be just a little bit better and win Petit Le Mans.”
Petit Le Mans will go green Saturday, October 1st at 11:10 a.m. ET.