General Motors’ factory racing outfits experienced stunning success in the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, winning big in the top-tier Prototype class with the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R while simultaneously taking top honors in GT Le Mans for the second consecutive year with the Corvette Racing program.
But of course, there’s room for improvement with any racing program. That’s the thinking behind the Cadillac DPi’s new, smaller-displacement V8 for 2018, which was just recently confirmed, and according to a new video published to Pratt & Miller’s official YouTube channel, “incremental growth is a theme that runs deep at Corvette Racing.” Pratt & Miller is, of course, the company that constructs and runs Chevrolet’s Corvette C7.R race cars in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
The video invites us to take a look back at Corvette Racing’s auspicious 2017 season, which really started to blossom with Antonio Garcia’s impressive performance in the second round of the season at Sebring. The team then went on to achieve another three victories in GTLM, two of which were won with Garcia and fellow No. 3 Corvette driver Jan Magnussen at the wheel.
Doubtless Corvette Racing will encounter plenty of challenges in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar season; not only does the Ford GT continue to be a threat, but the BMW M6 GTLM of BMW Team RLL actually managed to match Corvette for overall class wins, achieving four victories of its own and nabbing second in the manufacturer’s championship. But with Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen, Oliver Gavin, and Tommy Milner all set to return as full-time drivers, we’re certain it will be a season worth watching.