Corvette Racing to Go Global in 2022  
 

Corvette Racing is heading to the world stage in 2022, with plans to campaign two factory-backed Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans and European Le Mans Series (ELMS).

The legendary race team wants to take this next step as part of its ongoing effort to grow interest in Corvette Racing around the globe, including the addition of a second US-based team to compete in 2019.

"The next logical move is to go global with our Corvette C7.Rs, racing them in the world's greatest sports car races against manufacturers from around the world," said Mark Kent, Director, Chevrolet Racing. "We are evaluating customer opportunities for private teams in both the ELMS and Le Mans, and we are also looking at a potential factory-backed entry in the future."

The move to Le Mans and ELMS comes as Corvette Racing celebrates its 20th anniversary. The team has enjoyed success at some of the most iconic race tracks globally, including Sebring, Daytona, Le Mans, and Spa-Francorchamps.

"There is no other race like Le Mans, and the European Le Mans Series is a great opportunity to compete against the best teams in the world on some of the most challenging circuits," said Doug Fehan, Corvette Racing Program Manager. "We are looking forward to expanding our racing program and bringing the Corvette C7.R to new fans around the world."

Chevrolet is the current manufacturer champion in the ELMS and has won the Le Mans GTE-Pro class twice in a row. The next step for Corvette Racing is to take on the best teams in the world on their home turf and bring the fight to them.

The announcement of Corvette Racing's Le Mans and ELMS plans come on the heels of the reveal that Tommy Milner will join Marcel Fässler and Antonio Garcia in one car, and Oliver Gavin and Jordan Taylor will share a second C7.R at the four endurance races in 2019: Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen, and Road Atlanta.

Corvette Racing's longtime partner, Team RLL, will operate the new program. The team is already recognized as one of the best in-car racing with 25 victories, three driver championships, and three manufacturer championships since 2009 alone. They are the only team to win at least one race each year since 2001.