Corvette Racing this week announced that it will run in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with an unchanged lineup of full-time drivers at the helms of its two Corvette C7.R entries, with Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen returning to pilot the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Corvette C7.R, and Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner behind the wheel of the the No. 4 car. This season will mark Corvette Racing’s 20th at the “highest level of endurance sports car racing,” the team says. In all that time, they’ve picked up 12 Team Championships and 12 Manufacturer Championships, with 106 victories around the world.
Next year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will mark the seventh straight season with Garcia, Magnussen, Gavin, and Milner as full-time Corvette Racing drivers. Chevrolet’s Director of Motorsports Competition, Mark Kent, says that “consistency amongst the team and its drivers has been key to the success of [the] program for the last 20 years.”
“Having Antonio, Jan, Oliver, and Tommy returning for the 2018 season will definitely increase the likelihood of continued success for Corvette Racing.”
Corvette Racing is coming off a smashing success in the 2017 season, having won the Driver, Team, and Manufacturer Championships in the GT Le Mans class with Garcia and Magnussen in the No. 3 Corvette C7.R. The duo scored three class wins throughout the season, and Gavin and Milner in the No. 4 car nabbed Corvette Racing a fourth.
“It’s always a privilege being with Corvette Racing,” says four-time Le Mans winner Jan Magnussen. “One of the strongest and most valuable aspects of our program is the continuity we have. It plays a massive role in the team’s success – on the engineering side, on the crew side and on the driver side. This makes things so much easier when we all know our strengths and weaknesses. We can work to that. There are no unknown quantities.
“To continue to be a part of this team is a great honor. This is a fantastic group, and I’m very proud to be part of it.”