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CORVETTE RACING AT SEBRING: DOING THE DOUBLE

Corvette Racing confirmed today its participation in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s 1,000-mile race at Sebring International Raceway, one day prior to the 67th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller will contest both endurance rounds during the “Super Sebring” weekend that will see the FIA WEC and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship compete on the same weekend. For the WEC round on Friday, March 15, the Garcia/Magnussen/Rockenfeller trio will pilot the No. 64 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R.

In addition, Corvette Racing also will enter two Corvettes in the Sebring 12 Hours, which is the second round of this year’s IMSA championship.

This will be the third event for Corvette Racing in the FIA WEC’s 2018-19 “Super Season”, joining last year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Six Hours of Shanghai where Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner teamed in a Redline-themed Corvette.

The Sebring WEC race gives the Corvette Racing program another opportunity to extend its run of success at Sebring. The team has raced at Sebring every year since 1999 when Corvette Racing made its competitive debut. The tally since then is more than impressive: 11 class victories – including three straight from 2015-17 – and more than 43,000 racing miles completed.

Garcia, Magnussen and Rockenfeller have combined for nine Sebring victories between them and were victorious together in the 2017 race.

The FIA WEC’s 1,000 Miles of Sebring is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET on Friday, March 15. The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is set for 10:40 a.m. ET on Saturday, March 16.

ANTONIO GARCIA, NO. 3 and NO. 64 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R: “Sebring is one of the premier events we do at Corvette Racing each year. This year’s event will be the biggest challenge yet. The track is special for us as a team with the history and race wins we have achieved over the years with our Corvettes. We have many miles of testing and competition to draw from for both the IMSA and WEC events. It will be tough on all of us, but that is why we come to Sebring.”

JAN MAGNUSSEN, NO. 3 and NO. 64 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R: “I’ve never driven in two races like this on the same weekend. So it’s something I’m looking forward to. Everyone at Chevrolet and Corvette Racing enjoys coming to Sebring and testing ourselves against the best in the sport. We have two chances to do that now! The preparation level has been high as we’ve had to train and ready ourselves more than ever. We have a solid lineup, a great team behind us and obviously a very solid and very strong Corvette that we know very well. I think all three of us drivers will be extra sore come Sunday after the race but that’s the allure of Sebring. You get to push and punish yourself like no other time during the year.”

MIKE ROCKENFELLER, NO. 3 and NO. 64 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R: “Sebring is always one of the toughest races of the season. It is a great and historic event, but you always take a beating during the race. Now we will take twice the beating! In all seriousness I’m really looking forward to being part of these two races in the Corvette. It gives me more time in the car, which is never a bad thing. That is what you want to do as a racing driver. We also have a lot of data and success to put into our preparations. This will be a big effort but there isn’t a team better to be with for this ‘double’ than Corvette Racing.”

Source. Corvette Racing

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