After Le Mans, Corvette Racing to compete in the Chinese round of the FIA WEC
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After Le Mans, Corvette Racing to compete in the Chinese round of the FIA WEC

For the first time in its history, Corvette Racing will participate in an endurance race in Asia on 18 November at the 6 Hours of Shanghai for the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC), closing out the factory team's 20th anniversary celebration in style.

For the Shanghai round, the C7.R will shed its iconic yellow for a Redline livery to promote the launch of a special series: for now, Chevrolet is expected to release four Redline models, but the Redline option will be available on the entire line produced by the American manufacturer in the future.

Last weekend, Corvette Racing - with eight class wins to its credit since the team's first participation in 2000 - finished fourth in the LMGTE Pro class at the 86th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans thanks to the C.7R shared by Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia and Mike Rockenfeller (overall winner in 2010 with Audi). Unfortunately, the sister car driven by Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and three-time Le Mans winner Marcel Fässler was forced to retire with mechanical problems.

The team has participated in the North American endurance championship known as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship since its inception, but only competes in the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

 

PHOTO (Copyright - Corvette Racing): The Corvette C7.R in its Redline livery.