Perhaps Corvette Racing will step out of only the Tudor United SportsCar Championship series, and add one race at the Circuit of the America's on September 20th??? And if so, might this be a step to joining the full FIA WEC series next year?
Corvette Racing to Field a C7.R in the FIA WEC Race at Circuit of the AmericasGM Authority said:Multiple sources are saying that the Corvette Racing team is getting one car ready for the Six Hours of Circuit of The Americas coming up on Sept. 20.
It’s part of the Lone Star Le Mans weekend with the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship.
The report comes from John Dagny’s Sportscar365.com. He says that attempts to reach Corvette Racing program manager Doug Fehan for confirmation have been unsuccessful.
The Pratt & Miller spare Corvette C7.R chassis, originally made as a test car, appears to be the choice for the FIA World Endurance Championship with the drivers yet to be determined.
The Corvette C7.R is not currently competing in the series, but the car did undergo FIA WEC-specific Balance of Performance adjustments this week, lending further credence to the rumors about its possible appearance at the Circuit of The Americas.
Already in the highly competitive GTE-Pro class are entries from Porsche Team Manthey and Aston Martin Racing, plus two factory-supported Ferraris from AF Corse.
If the rumors prove true, the Corvette Racing team would be in two races in one day, with the TUDOR Championship from 11:35 a.m. to 2:20 p.m., and the FIA WEC event from 5 to 11 p.m. CT.