The No. 64 Corvette has won the GTE-Pro Class of the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans. The win represents the first 24 Hours of Le Mans win for Corvette Racing since 2011.
Piloted by Tommy Milner, Jordan Taylor, and Oliver Gavin, the No. 64 vehicle was the sole Corvette Racing entry at the 83rd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans after the No. 63 car crashed during qualifying on Thursday. After what can only be described as some of the best and most competitive racing ever witnessed at Circuit de la Sartre.
Shortly after Jordan Taylor completed his driving duties and Oliver Gavin took over, the No. 63 C7.R was behind the class-leading AF Corse Ferrari piloted by Toni Vilander. Just then, Vilander brought in the No. 51 Ferrari into the pits. The diagnosis was gearbox issues, and after nearly 24 hours of racing, the leading Ferrari was forced to withdraw. This gave Corvette Racing a firm lead on the next GTE Pro class, with the second-place No. 71 Ferrari 458 Italia finishing five laps behind the C7.R.
The victory also gives Corvette Racing a proverbial Triple Crown of endurance racing for the 2015 season, having won both the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring just earlier this year. Congratulations to everybody involved at Corvette Racing!