GT3.R’s didn’t finish Rolex 24

GT3.R’s didn’t finish Rolex 24

February 1, 2024 Off By Mike Vietro

Pratt Miller Motors
The Rolex 24 Challenge

 Photo Credit: Richard Prince for Corvette Racing

Despite falling short of a podium finish, the Corvette Z06 GT3.R exhibited promise during the race. The Corvette Racing by Pratt Miller Motorsports No. 3 and No. 4 cars led a combined 118 laps in the GTD Pro class out of the 773-lap race. Unfortunately, both Pratt Miller Corvettes encountered mechanical issues, with the No. 3 car suffering a cracked oil tank and the No. 4 car needing a replacement power steering pump.

The No. 3 Corvette Racing by Pratt Miller Motorsports Z06 GT3.R spent 10 minutes in the garage, where mechanics worked diligently in the engine bay. Upon returning to the track, the car was eight laps behind the GTD PRO leader. Unfortunately, just before the 19th hour, its race came to an end. Similarly, the No. 4 Corvette also had to visit the garage and undergo a power steering pump replacement within the final six hours, concluding its day on the track.

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