DAYTONA DEBUT: Rough Initial Outing for Corvette Racing in GTD PRO

The Rolex 24 at Daytona proved to be a rough outing for The Corvette Racing Team in the opening race of 2022. The Corvettes in the new race configuration in the GT Daytona (GTD) needed some Balance of Performance (BOP) help from IMSA prior to the race, but the team still suffered with growing pains for learning the new class.

Corvette #3 C8R of Antonio Garcia,Jordan Taylor and Nicky Catsburg finished 6th in class and 30th overall. The #3 suffered from some electrical issues in the nighttime that cost them 13 laps but battled from down in 9th spot to motor on to get the 6th in the closing laps.

The #4 Corvette C8R of Tommy Milner,Nick Tandy and newcomer Marco Sorensen had some damage to the car at the 8.5 hours in mark, which caused some significant time in the garage. The #4 car lost over 2 and a half hours for repairs to replace the rear diffuser, exhaust pipe, starter and a few other misc bits to eventually place 10th in class and 46th overall.

The Team now will head to Sebring in Florida for the MOBIL 1 Twelve Hours on March 16, 2022 with the #3 Car continuing with the IMSA Class GTD PRO and the #4 Car will start it’s new season with the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) class as part of the new combined weekend for Sports Car Racing.

One thought on “DAYTONA DEBUT: Rough Initial Outing for Corvette Racing in GTD PRO

  1. GD

    Given the dominance of the Corvette Racing Team over the last number of years, we’re pretty sure they will get things figured out to be competitive in their new class of GT3…..And they will be building an entirely new race machine for ’23/’24. This next race at Sebring will have the #4 C8R in the other FIA Class, so will be interesting to see how well they do in their initial outing in mid March…..

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