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Press Release CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Eighteen-Hour Report

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No. 63 Corvette C8.R in with a chance of GTE Pro victory


CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Eighteen-Hour Report
No. 63 Corvette C8.R in with a chance of GTE Pro victory


LE MANS, France (Aug. 22, 2021) – The final dice have been cast in the 24
Hours of Le Mans with Corvette Racing part of what is shaping up to be a
two-team battle for victory in the GTE Pro category.

Jordan Taylor ran second in the No. 63 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette
C8.R at the 18-hour mark and a little more than a minute behind the
class-leading Ferrari. Taylor, Antonio Garcia and Nicky Catsburg were one of
three cars still on the lead lap three-quarters into the race.


Catsburg set the fastest GTE Pro lap of the race at the end of a storming
triple stint with Garcia and Taylor each running strong doubles as the sun
rose on Le Mans. Taylor was in the car as the clock struck 18 hours.


More bad luck beset the No. 64 Mobil 1/SiriusXM C8.R of Tommy Milner, Nick
Tandy and Alexander Sims. After being hit by another car rolling off the
grid for the formation lap, the No. 64 Corvette lost time in the garage
repairing its damaged diffuser plus repairs to the gearbox, clutch and
alternator. It was classified as seventh in class with six hours to go.


NICKY CATSBURG, NO. 63 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C8.R: "The pace
during the night was quite OK. It seems like we are right there. Let's hope
we stay close to the Ferrari and stay in touch. In the end, it's going to be
a hard battle but the C8.R feels good. When the fuel load is going down, the
car gets quicker and I was lucky to be out there at the right time of day.
The track is getting faster and faster. It was a nice stint to dawn. Last
evening it started to rain and it took a very long time to dry up
completely. There was a dry line but as soon as you had to overtake, it was
very difficult. Now the track is getting drier and it's easier to attack so
you can push the limits and overtake. The track is in very good shape right
now."
 

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