Corvette Racing will try for a ninth GTE Pro-class victory at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, albeit without one of its more popular repeat endurance racing drivers: Jordan Taylor. Taylor, 26, competes full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship driving the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R for Wayne Taylor Racing. He’s driven for Corvette Racing at each of the last six 24 Hours of Le Mans races, winning in the GTE Pro class in 2015 alongside drivers Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner.
For 2018, in which Le Mans constitutes the inaugural race of the 2018-’19 World Endurance Championship “Super Season”, Jordan Taylor will surrender his seat time to Audi factory racing driver Mike Rockenfeller, who is a two-time Le Mans winner. Rockenfeller will share seat time with full-time Corvette Racing drivers Antonio García and Jan Magnussen – two drivers he’s worked with in the past, notably at the 24 Hours of Daytona from 2016 through 2018, where Rockenfeller shared time piloting the No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R.
“A consistent lineup of drivers between our IMSA campaign and Le Mans gives us the best chance for our ninth victory,” says Chevrolet Director of Motorsports Competition Mark Kent. “All six drivers have multiple Le Mans victories. That, along with the experience of the Corvette Racing crew and engineering team, are what we believe to be the optimum combination of talent to win again at Le Mans.”
In Chevrolet’s other Corvette race car at Le Mans will be Tommy Milner, Oliver Gavin, and Marcel Fassler.
This year will mark Corvette Racing’s 19th consecutive year competing in the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. This year’s event is scheduled to take place on June 16th and 17th.