Corvette Racing is splitting the team into two parts in response to rule changes

Corvette Racing is splitting the team into two parts in response to rule changes

October 13, 2022 Off By Mike Vietro

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In response to all the rule changes by IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship for the 2023 racing year, Corvette Racing is expected to go from 2 cars per race down to single entry per race.

Confirmation of the immensely successful manufacturer’s plans for 2023 is said to be imminent, and Corvette Racing’s traditional two-car effort at the 24 Hours of Le Mans could be coming with a reduction to a single entry. Factory Corvettes have been a staple of the French classic since first debuting in 2000.

As the top prototype class swells with participants at the 100th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, it’s believed the massive global interest in being on the grid for next year’s event will generate a multitude of teams to downsize their entry requests.

2023 will also mark the final run for the current C8.R, and all other cars built to GTE regulations, as a new Pro-Am GT3-based class is in the works for 2024.

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