North Carolina-based high-performance sports car race team DXDT Racing plans to have its drivers burn rubber behind the wheel of two Corvette Z06 GT3.R race cars for part of the 2024 GT World Challenge America season.
The Corvette Z06 GT3 cars will be operated as part of a new partnership between DXDT Racing and Corvette Racing, making their debut with the team’s 2024 foray into SRO competition.
DXDT picked the Corvette Z06 GT3.R as its newest race car not only because of its performance characteristics, but also to benefit from the support offered by Corvette Racing. This includes access to Corvette Racing engineers and a parts truck along with the customer support provided to partners. Meanwhile, DXDT brings a team of experienced and proven racing drivers to the alliance.
The Program Manager for the Corvette GT3.R, Christie Bagne, described working with DXDT as an “honor.” Bagne remarked that Corvette Racing is “very impressed” with the thoroughness and professionalism of the DXDT team, adding that “we look forward to working with DXDT to contend for race wins and titles in GT World Challenge America.”
Meanwhile, DXDT founder and owner David Askew said Corvette Racing boasts “a long history of winning races and championships all over the world,” and that his team intends “to leverage that expertise and put it to use at DXDT.” He also stated that bringing the Corvette Z06 GT3.R to SRO means his enterprise “will be able to focus and really work on developing the car.”
Pratt Miller Engineering and the Competition Motorsports Engineering division of GM joined forces to develop the Corvette Z06 GT3.R from the street-legal Chevy Corvette Z06. Motivation is supplied by the 5.5L V8 LT6 gasoline engine, which is 70 percent identical to the LT6 powerplant propelling the ordinary street variant of the sports car.
The Corvette GT3.R is also being fielded in the upcoming 2024 races by Andrew Wojteczko Autosport (AWA).