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No. 3 C8.R going for back-to-back GTD PRO victories, team’s 12th class win
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CORVETTE RACING AT SEBRING: Adding to a 25-Year Legacy
No. 3 C8.R going for back-to-back GTD PRO victories, team’s 12th class win
in 12 Hours

DETROIT (March 14, 2023) – For 24 years, Corvette Racing has written chapter
after chapter in its lengthy storybook of success at Sebring International
Raceway. It’s a book that covers thousands of laps and tens of thousands of
miles around the historic road course in central Florida.


Now Corvette Racing returns to contest the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring
for the 25th time in search of its 13th victory in the event. The most
recent came a year ago in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT
Daytona (GTD) PRO category with the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet
Corvette C8.R.


Full-season teammates Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor were part of the
stunning 2022 class victory, and they will team this year with Tommy Milner
in the 12 Hours. It will be the second of two enduros for Corvette Racing
this week at Sebring as it also contests the 1,000 Miles of Sebring for the
FIA World Endurance Championship in the GTE Am category.


The three Corvette drivers have combined for eight class wins in the 12
Hours – nine when adding a sprint-race victory for Milner and then-teammate
Oliver Gavin in the 2020 season. The No. 3 C8.R trio and team also are
coming off a runner-up finish in the Rolex 24 At Daytona to open the season.


There are eight entries from eight manufacturers in GTD PRO for this year’s
Sebring 12 Hours with a total of 28 GTD cars total when combining with the
race’s regular GTD class.


Chevrolet Motorsports Display, Ride and Drive Return to Sebring
In addition to the many happenings on the racetrack at Sebring, fans will
have plenty to see and experience from Chevrolet. That’s because two
locations at the circuit – Chevrolet’s Motorsports Display and the Chevrolet
Ride and Drive – will be full of Chevy vehicles that spectators can learn
more about throughout the weekend.


The Chevrolet Motorsports Display opens at 9 a.m. Thursday, 8:30 a.m. Friday
and 8 a.m. Saturday in the Sebring Midway. Numerous Chevrolet vehicles and
other highlights include:


• The 2023 Corvette E-Ray and a rolling cut-away example of the E-Ray
• The 2023 70th anniversary Corvette Stingray
• Additional Chevrolet products such as Silverado ZR2, Blazer RS, Colorado
ZR1 and Bolt EUV Premier
• A Corvette Racing C8.R showcar
• The Garage 56 Next Gen Camaro ZL1
• An opportunity to receive a 2023 Corvette Racing t-shirt


Also beginning Thursday, fans visiting the Sebring Skidpad outside of Turn
17 can sample a Chevrolet vehicle for themselves at the Ride and Drive
event. Starting at 9 a.m. each day, spectators have the chance to test a
wide variety of Chevrolets including Blazer RS, Bolt EUV Premier, Camaro
Convertible SS, Silverado 1500 and 2500, Tahoe High Country, Traverse High
Country and Trailblazer RS.


The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring is scheduled for 10:10 a.m. ET on
Saturday, March 18. The race will air on USA Network from 4:30-10:30 p.m. ET
with full streaming coverage on Peacock at 10:05 a.m. ET. IMSA Radio will
air all on-track sessions beginning at IMSA.com along with SiriusXM 392,
SiriusXM Online 992 and 100.9 FM at the circuit.

ANTONIO GARCIA, NO. 3 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C8.R: “We have a
year advantage against last year going into Sebring with the GTD PRO
Corvette. So I’m sure we will be OK. Sebring always has been a track where
we have tested and raced many times, so we know it well. It’s still early in
the year so you don’t know how competitive everyone else will be coming into
that race with still-new cars. Those should be stronger than last year.
Those are just some of the question marks. Until we get there, we’ll wait to
see where we are.
“Sebring is one of the premier events we do at Corvette Racing each year. It
seems the event gets bigger each year, especially now with WEC again. 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.”


JORDAN TAYLOR, NO. 3 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C8.R: “Last year’s
race was unexpected for us to be as competitive as we were. When we left
Daytona last year, we had a lot of question marks but we did a test at
Sebring and learned a lot about the tire we were on there. That was a big
kick-start to our season and winning the 12 Hours was proof of our
development in that short span of time. From the 12 Hours on, we learned a
lot more and that showed at Daytona. I think we’ve learned a lot through
2022 that was successful at Sebring, so hopefully we can go there with a
little stronger package. It seems like the competition is just as strong if
not stronger so it will still be a tough event.
“Corvette Racing has been so successful at Sebring over its 25 years of
existence. I’m glad we were able to check that box. It’s a race that you
could do 100 times and not win. There are so many little things that can go
wrong to prevent you from winning or even getting on the podium. For
everything to go right was amazing. We pretty much had a flawless
performance. We didn’t have the fastest car throughout the day. We just
stayed out of trouble and the guys called a great strategy and executed the
plan. It was a classic Corvette Racing win.”


TOMMY MILNER, NO. 3 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C8.R: “Corvette
Racing has always been fast at Sebring. It’s a track that has been very good
to us over the years, and this car won last year in this current spec of
car. We’ll go back and try to defend the race win. It will be difficult as
always. We saw at Daytona that the competition in both GT classes is tough,
and it’s an uphill battle with just the one Corvette but we’ll show up and
do our best as we always do.”
“The most fun race I can remember at Sebring is 2013 when we came from way
back on the Ferrari and made a pass for the lead with about 20 minutes to go
in the race. We lost a couple of laps early but kept at it. The Corvette
that year was very, very good in the evening, and that’s what you want at
Sebring. That’s one I’ll remember for a long time.”

Photos: Richard Prince, Chevrolet Racing

2023 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – GTD PRO (After one of 11 events)
Driver Standings
1. Cooper MacNeil/Daniel Juncadella/Jules Gounon/Maro Engel – 385
2. Antonio Garcia/Jordan Taylor/Tommy Milner – 348
3. Ben Barnicoat/Jack Hawksworth/Mike Conway – 330
4. Andrea Caldarelli/Jordan Pepper/Mirko Bortolotti/Romain Grosjean – 306
5. Klaus Bachler/Laurens Vanthoor/Patrick Pilet – 284


Team Standings
1. No. 79 WeatherTech Racing – 385
2. No. 3 Corvette Racing – 348
3. No. 14 Vasser Sullivan – 330
4. No. 63 Iron Lynx – 306
5. No. 9 Pfaff Motorsports – 284

Manufacturer Standings
1. Mercedes-AMG – 385
2. Chevrolet – 348
3. Lexus – 330
4. Lamborghini – 306
5. Porsche – 284


CORVETTE RACING AT SEBRING: By the Numbers
• 1: As in one team, one manufacturer and one model of car for the 25th year
at Sebring: Corvette Racing and the Chevrolet Corvette.
• 3: Tracks where Corvette Racing has competed in each of its previous 23
years: Sebring, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and Michelin Raceway Road
Atlanta.
• 4: GT class pole positions at Sebring for Oliver Gavin and Ron Fellows,
tied for most in event history.
• 8: Sebring victories – a race record – for Johnny O’Connell, a Sebring
Hall of Famer who drove for Corvette Racing from 2001-10. It includes one
overall and seven class wins.
• 13: Number of Sebring victories for Corvette Racing – the most of any
venue in program history. Twelve of those have come in the 12 Hours,
including last year in GTD PRO.
• 14: Manufacturer Championships for Chevrolet and Corvette Racing since
2001.
• 26: Tracks at which Corvette Racing has won races – Baltimore, Charlotte
Motor Speedway, COTA, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park/Mosport, Daytona,
Detroit, Houston, Laguna Seca, Le Mans, Lime Rock, Long Beach, Miami,
Mid-Ohio, Monza, Portland, Road America, Road Atlanta, Sebring, Sonoma, St.
Petersburg, Texas, Trois Rivieres, Utah, VIR, Washington DC and Watkins Glen
• 29: Number of wins in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for
Corvette Racing, including last year’s Sebring 12 Hours
• 32: Number of drivers for Corvette Racing since 1999. Ben Keating and Nico
Varrone will join that list with their participation in the 1,000 Miles of
Sebring for the World Endurance Championship.
• 122: Victories worldwide for Corvette Racing – 113 in North America, eight
at Le Mans and one in WEC (outside of Le Mans).
• 267: Event starts by Corvette Racing since 1999.
• 53,631.76: Number of racing miles completed by Corvette Racing at Sebring.
That’s more than two full trips around the Earth at its equator (approx.
24,900 miles).
• 351,351.25: Total number of racing miles completed by Corvette Racing
since its inception. To put that in perspective, Corvette Racing is more
than halfway to the distance traveled by Apollo 13 – the longest manned
spaceflight in history: 622,268 miles. That means Corvette Racing has raced
to the moon!


Corvette Racing at Sebring International Raceway
1999
No. 3 Corvette C5-R: Ron Fellows/Chris Kneifel/John Paul Jr. – 4th in GTS
(Fellows pole)
No. 4 Corvette C5-R: Andy Pilgrim/Scott Sharp/John Heinricy – 7th in GTS
(Pilgrim fastest race lap)


2000
No. 3 Corvette C5-R: Ron Fellows/Chris Kneifel/Justin Bell – 6th in GTS
(Fellows pole)
No. 4 Corvette C5-R: Andy Pilgrim/Kelly Collins/Franck Freon – 5th in GTS


2001
No. 3 Corvette C5-R: Ron Fellows/Johnny O'Connell/Chris Kneifel – 3rd in GTS
No. 4 Corvette C5-R: Andy Pilgrim/Kelly Collins/Franck Freon – 2nd in GTS


2002
No. 3 Corvette C5-R: Ron Fellows/Johnny O'Connell/Oliver Gavin – 1st in GTS
(Fellows pole)
No. 4 Corvette C5-R: Andy Pilgrim/Kelly Collins/Franck Freon – 4th in GTS


2003
No. 3 Corvette C5-R: Ron Fellows/Johnny O'Connell/Franck Freon – 1st in GTS
No. 4 Corvette C5-R: Oliver Gavin/Kelly Collins/Andy Pilgrim – 3rd in GTS
(Gavin pole)


2004
No 3 Corvette C5-R: Ron Fellows/Johnny O'Connell/Max Papis – 1st in GTS
(Fellows pole)
No. 4 Corvette C5-R: Olivier Beretta/Oliver Gavin/Jan Magnussen – 6th in GTS
(Gavin fastest race lap)


2005
No. 3 Corvette C6.R: Ron Fellows/Johnny O'Connell/Max Papis – 2nd in GT1
No. 4 Corvette C6.R: Olivier Beretta/Oliver Gavin/Jan Magnussen – 3rd in GT1


2006
No. 3 Corvette C6.R: Ron Fellows/Johnny O'Connell/Max Papis – 4th in GT1
No. 4 Corvette C6.R: Olivier Beretta/Oliver Gavin/Jan Magnussen – 1st in GT1


2007
No. 3 Corvette C6.R: Ron Fellows/Johnny O'Connell/Jan Magnussen – 2nd in GT1
(Magnussen pole, fastest race lap)
No. 4 Corvette C6.R: Olivier Beretta/Oliver Gavin/Max Papis – 1st in GT1


2008
No. 3 Corvette C6.R: Ron Fellows/Johnny O'Connell/Jan Magnussen – 1st in GT1
No. 4 Corvette C6.R: Olivier Beretta/Oliver Gavin/Max Papis – 2nd in GT1
(Gavin fastest race lap)


2009
No. 3 Corvette C6.R: Jan Magnussen/Johnny O'Connell/Antonio Garcia – 1st in
GT1
No. 4 Corvette C6.R: Olivier Beretta/Oliver Gavin/Marcel Fässler – 2nd in
GT1 (Gavin pole, fastest race lap)


2010
No. 3 Corvette C6.R: Jan Magnussen/Johnny O'Connell/Antonio Garcia – 8th in
GT2
No. 4 Corvette C6.R: Olivier Beretta/Oliver Gavin/Emmanuel Collard – 9th in
GT2


2011
No. 3 Corvette C6.R: Olivier Beretta/Tommy Milner/Antonio Garcia – 3rd in GT
No. 4 Corvette C6.R: Oliver Gavin/Jan Magnussen/Richard Westbrook – 4th in
GT


2012
No. 3 Corvette C6.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Jordan Taylor – 2nd in GT
(Magnussen pole)
No. 4 Corvette C6.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Richard Westbrook – 3rd in GT


2013
No. 3 Corvette C6.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Jordan Taylor – 11th in GT
No. 4 Corvette C6.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Richard Westbrook – 1st in GT


2014
No. 3 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Ryan Briscoe – 8th in GTLM
No. 4 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Robin Liddell – 6th in GTLM
(Gavin fastest race lap)


2015
No. 3 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Ryan Briscoe – 1st in GTLM
(Daytona/Sebring double)
No. 4 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Simon Pagenaud – 9th in GTLM


2016
No. 3 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Mike Rockenfeller – 9th in
GTLM
No. 4 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Marcel Fässler – 1st in GTLM
(10th Sebring team win)


2017
No. 3 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Mike Rockenfeller – 1st in
GTLM (3rd straight Sebring team win)
No. 4 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Marcel Fässler – 10th in GTLM


2018
No. 3 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Mike Rockenfeller – 8th in
GTLM
No. 4 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Marcel Fässler – 6th in GTLM

2019
No. 3 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Mike Rockenfeller – 3rd in
GTLM
No. 4 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Marcel Fässler – 8th in GTLM
No. 63 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Mike Rockenfeller – 8th
in GTE Pro (FIA WEC)


2020*
No. 3 Corvette C8.R: Antonio Garcia/Jordan Taylor – 2nd in GTLM (Taylor
pole)
No. 4 Corvette C8.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner – 1st in GTLM


2020
No. 3 Corvette C8.R: Antonio Garcia/Jordan Taylor/Nicky Catsburg – 5th in
GTLM (Garcia pole, Catsburg fastest race lap)
No. 4 Corvette C8.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Marcel Fässler – 6th in GTLM


2021
No. 3 Corvette C8.R: Antonio Garcia/Jordan Taylor/Nicky Catsburg – 4th in
GTLM (Taylor pole, Garcia fastest race lap)
No. 4 Corvette C8.R: Tommy Milner/Nick Tandy/Alexander Sims – 5th in GTLM


2022
No. 3 Corvette C8.R: Antonio Garcia/Jordan Taylor/Nicky Catsburg – 1st in
GTD PRO
No. 64 Corvette C8.R: Tommy Milner/Nick Tandy – 2nd in GTE PRO (FIA WEC)


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