According to a new report, Corvette Racing will make a second appearance in the World Endurance Championship as the series heads to the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas in September.
Normally, Corvette Racing’s only appearance at a WEC event is the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France. They finished a strong second and fourth in their class in the race this year, possibly inspiring them to hop onboard for a second event. The team’s regular race series, the Tudor United Sportscar Championship, will also be competing at COTA on the same day as WEC, contributing to the decision to participate in both races.
Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia are currently first in the No.6 Corvette C7.R in TUSC competition. The car the team would field in the WEC normally serves as a test car for the team, so they will not have to overwork one single car if they decide to participate in both races. The team has also not made any mention of the drivers which may compete in the race, although it seems possible they would bring back the duo from Le Mans this year, Richard Westbrook and Jordan Taylor.
Motorsport.com says the information has still yet to be confirmed, but the team was reportedly given balance of performance adjustments specific to WEC regulations, suggesting a Corvette will compete at COTA in September.