Corvette Racing is competing in both the FIA World Endurance Championship 1,000 Miles of Sebring and the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship 12 hours of Sebring this weekend.
Just a single Corvette C7.R will race in Friday’s WEC 1,000 Miles of Sebring, with Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller set to pilot the No. 63 car. This car is believed to be built around the same chassis that Corvette Racing used in the FIA WEC 6 Hours of Shanghai last year, with Chevy using two separate chassis in the 12 Hours of Sebring on Sunday.
The team will field its usual two-car effort in the IMSA 12 Hours of Sebring, with Garcia/Magnussen/Rockenfeller sharing the No. 3 Corvette C7.R and Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Marcel Fassler in the No. 4 Corvette C7.R.
Sportscar 365 revealed what it takes from a logistical point of view to pull off two back-to-back endurance races with two different cars. The racing publication says the team called up two former staff who have since moved to other areas within GM to help support them this weekend. In total, it has 15 team staff working between the WEC and IMSA efforts, along with six ‘team leaders’ who manage various divisions of the team.
Corvette Racing team manager Ben Johnson also told Sportscar 365 that bringing along a third car to do a second race is difficult, as it’s the same as running an entirely separate team for a weekend.
“We’re happy to have the setup that we do, but the logistics of adding a third car – it’s another team,” he said. “Luckily we have people who are experienced from previously being in Corvette that now work in other areas of the car company, or from the Cadillac program have come over and helped.”
“It’s like a reunion of people you used to work with at Corvette who are now working back on the WEC car,” he added.
You can read the full interview at this link.