Corvette Racing’s No. 3 and No. 4 Corvette C7.R have finished a respective 4th and 9th in GTLM in the 55th running of the 24 Hours of Daytona.
The No. 3 Corvette C7.R, driven by Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia and part-time Corvette endurance driver Mike Rockenfeller, finished the race 1.514 seconds behind the No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTB, which was third in GTLM.
The No. 66 Ford GT of Sébastien Bourdais, Joey Hand and Dirk Müller took the GTLM win, with the No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR of Patrick Pilet, Frederic Makowiecki and Dirk Werner crossing the finish line 2.988 seconds behind the leader to claim third.
The No. 66 GT controlled GTLM for the majority of the race. The No. 62 Ferrari, No. 911 Porsche and No. 3 Corvette began to put the pressure on the Ford late in the race, however a strong final stint by German Ford driver Dirk Muller saw the Ford pass both the Ferrari and the Corvette to move into the lead.
The No. 911 Porsche was punted by the no. 62 Ferrari in the closing stages of the race, but Makowiecki managed to hold onto the second place spot and give the all-new mid-engine 911 RSR a podium in its first-ever outing.
A tweet sent out by Corvette Racing post-race indicates the team is disappointed with the result at Daytona after its 1-2 finsh last year, but is looking ahead to the 12 Hours of Sebring in late March.
— Corvette Racing (@CorvetteRacing) January 29, 2017
Click here for full results from the 2017 24 Hours of Daytona.