In its 19-plus years of competition, Corvette Racing has racked up more victories than any team in IMSA history. Those 98 victories have come on some of America’s classic road courses with 11 at the famed Sebring International Raceway. That’s where Corvette Racing returns for the 20th time in search of a fourth consecutive victory in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
This year’s running will be 20th straight appearance at Sebring for Corvette Racing – an odyssey that covers more than 11,000 laps and 40,000 miles and three generations of Corvette race cars. The team will add to that total when it fields its two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs in the 66th annual running of America’s oldest sports car race. The 12 Hours is the second race of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. It also is the 200th event all-time for Corvette Racing.
Sebring success has come often for Corvette Racing with all 11 of its victories have come in the last 16 years. The roster of drivers – Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller in the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Corvette C7.R; and Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Marcel Fässler in the No. 4 Corvette – have combined for 19 victories in the 12 Hours.
Corvette Racing is on a three-race GT Le Mans (GTLM) class win streak at Sebring, and another victory this weekend will mark the second time that the program has scored four straight class victories… the last coming from 2006-09. The team also won three in a row from 2002-04. It extended Chevrolet’s record to 38 Sebring victories for the brand.
The two Corvettes and Chevrolet sit second in the GTLM Championship following the first race of the year. Garcia, Magnussen and Rockenfeller finished third in January’s Rolex 24 At Daytona with Gavin, Milner and Fässler in fourth. Both Corvettes ran flawless races – doing so again will go a long way to making it a dozen Sebring wins.
Source. Corvette Racing