On June 12-13 in the GT2 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Corvette Racing team is going to continue its racing career.
Some of the other competitors are five Porsche GT2 RSRs, two BMW M3s, a Jaguar XKRs, five Ferrari 430 GTs an Aston Martin Vantage and a Spyker C8.
“We are pleased and honored that the new GT2 Corvette C6.R has been invited by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest to compete in the world’s most prestigious sports car race,” said GM Racing manager Mark Kent. “Our objective is to carry forward Corvette’s legacy of success as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Corvette’s first participation at Le Mans. This year’s race will certainly be a challenge because of the depth and quality of the competition in the GT2 division. The entries represent the world’s most storied sports car brands and underscore the relevance and value of racing production-based cars.”
The Corvette Racing team holds a record with its six wins in the GTS/GT1 class since 2001, including 2009’s season. This super muscle car took part in five American Le Mans Series and brought the team its first GT2 victory at Motorsport International Raceway.