Corvette Racing drivers Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia will finally return to their No. 3 Corvette C7.R on Sunday afternoon at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (formally known as Mosport), following Magnussen’s crash last month during final qualifying for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The car couldn’t be fixed in time for the next race at Watkins Glen and the drivers were forced to pilot the Larbre Competition Corvette, which Corvette Racing used for the first half of the season last year. The car, which posed as the actual No. 3 car, still wound up in the points in fourth place, despite the setback.
Now, with the No. 3 car good and ready (hopefully), the drivers will be able to climb back into familiar territory to compete at CTMP, a venue that has brought Corvette Racing the most success over the years over other teams. In fact, the Magnussen/Garcia team won the class last year.
In 15 visits to CTMP, Corvette Racing has taken the checkered flag a whopping 11 times, a 73.3 percent winning percentage. The Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner car also won the class in a Corvette C6.R in 2013, the third time in four years Corvette Racing has won its class.
It might be located one hour north of Toronto, Ontario, but the 2.459-mile, 10-turn course is clearly where Corvette Racing feels most at home. Here’s hoping the No. 3 and No. 4 cars can defend the title and muster up another strong performance in 2015.
The action starts at 12:05 PM ET on Sunday, and you can catch it all on Fox Sports 1.