Taylor, who typically drives the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R in the IMSA WeatherTech series, will pilot the No. 63 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R at Le Mans alongside Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen. Fassler will pilot the No. 4 C7.R sister car alongside Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin.
“It’s great to head to Le Mans with Corvette Racing for the sixth consecutive year,” Taylor said in a statement. “Le Mans is a massive event; the feeling of winning there is unlike anything I’ve experienced.”
“I’m looking forward to teaming again with Antonio and Jan. They have been great teammates and helped me learn a lot my first couple of years at Le Mans. Hopefully we can work our way to the top of the podium this year.”
“It is always great to be back with Corvette Racing and Chevrolet, but to return with them for Le Mans is special,” added Fassler. “I feel like I have some unfinished business with Corvette Racing at Le Mans. We were leading late in 2009 until our car had to retire. So I very much want to score that elusive Le Mans victory with Corvette Racing.”
Corvette’s Le Mans roster has 18 victories between them in the historic race, which compounds with the team’s eight GTE Pro Le Mans class victories it has earned since 2001. Taylor has been apart of the Corvette Racing program since 2012 and helped the No. 4 C7.R take a class victory in 2015. Fassler has never won at Le Mans with Corvette Racing, but contributed towards its 2016 24 Hours of Daytona and 2016 12 Hours of Sebring victories.
Both Fassler and Taylor will participate in a pre-Le Mans test at Road America this week before the highly anticipated race on June 17th and 18th.