Though three races remain in the 2023 IMSA racing season, Corvette Racing has its eyes on 2024, announcing its driver roster for the forthcoming season.
Two Chevy Corvette Z06 GT3.R race cars will compete in the GTD Pro class full time in the 2024 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Alexander Sims will return to pilot the Corvette racer as a full-time entry next year, along with Antonio Garcia, Tommy Milner and Nicky Catsburg. Sims, who has been racing under the Cadillac banner, is replacing Jordan Taylor, who will return to prototype racing in 2024.
Corvette Racing’s four drivers will compete in the 10 races that make up the GTD Pro championship next year, thanks to Pratt Miller Motorsports. Driver pairings will be announced at a later time.
“We’re very pleased with the full-season IMSA lineup in the Corvette Z06 GT3.R for 2024,” said Mark Stielow, Director of Chevrolet Motorsports Competition Engineering, in a statement. “The four drivers have exceptional records and history with Corvette.”
He added, “At the same time, we thank Jordan Taylor for his years of service and success with General Motors.
Catsburg said he’s ready to take on the challenge of competing in unfamiliar territory full time. “This will be my first full season in America, and it’s something I’ve been looking forward to for a long time,” he said. “Some of the most notorious tracks like VIR, Road America, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park… I’ve never been to these. “This will not be easy because some of these tracks are ones I don’t know. But I am ready for that challenge.”
As a reminder, GM is stepping away from its factory-backed Corvette Racing efforts in 2024, instead focusing on a customer racing program spurred by the new Corvette Z06 GT3.R.