The forthcoming race will close out Corvette Racing’s 25th season, putting the organization on familiar territory at Road Atlanta, where The Bow Tie found Victory Lane back in 2010. The 10-hour race is the final in the 2023 IMSA season, and Corvette Racing hopes to finish things off with a win.
Should they find Victory Lane, it would be a memorable success in more ways than one for the Corvette Racing tag team. It would be the first win at Petit Le Mans for drivers Tommy Milner and Antonio Garcia, and would send Jordan Taylor off on a high note in his final event with Corvette Racing.
“With this being my last race with the team and the program, it would be amazing to have a nice send-off like that,” Taylor said. “Everyone is fully focused with the championship out of reach, so we can take all the risks on track and on strategy to go for the win. The C8.R has won every major endurance race that it’s done – it’s just missing Petit Le Mans. It would be amazing to check off that last box on this last weekend for this car.”
As a reminder, GM has elected to turn its back on its factory-backed racing program upon conclusion of the 2023 racing season. While Corvettes will still hit the endurance racing scene in 2024, it will look a bit different, thanks to the new Corvette Z06 GT3.R, which will be an integral part of the automaker’s revamped customer racing program. Pratt-Miller will continue to field Corvette race cars, while TF Sport will ditch Aston Martin for The Bow Tie next year.