Corvette Racing in Shanghai: Bringing 20 years of racing success to the WEC
This season marks Corvette Racing's 20th anniversary, the team which represents GM and Chevrolet in North America's endurance racing and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Now, a new chapter is opening as Corvette Racing enters the WEC's 6 Hours of Shanghai.
Now, a new chapter is opening for the all-American team as Corvette Racing enters the WEC’s 6 Hours of Shanghai in the super-competitive LMGTE Pro category up against rivals from Aston Martin, BMW, Ferrari, Ford and Porsche.
With 106 worldwide victories, 12 North American Manufacturer and Team championships, and 11 Driver titles, all achieved with the iconic American sportscar, the Corvette, how will the team fare against the WEC regulars?
They are, of course, no stranger to their competitors, having been a regular at the 24 Hours of Le Mans since the start at notching up no fewer than eight GT class wins at the French classic.
The C7.R racecar, which will wear a special Redline livery for the 6 Hours of Shanghai, will be the first factory-run Corvette to race in Asia.
Scott Lawson, general director of Chevrolet for SAIC-GM, explains more about Corvette’s addition to the record 6 Hours of Shanghai entry list: “Corvette is a global icon that we are excited to be bringing to race in China – the second largest market for Chevrolet.
“Chevrolet is strengthening its brand in China by boosting our product lineup and our overall customer and ownership experience. We have begun rolling out our more youthful and sportier Redline edition to help us reach younger customers.”
What better way to demonstrate its credentials than by taking part in the world’s premier endurance racing championship? Stay tuned to find out how it gets on.