Corvette Racing has withdrawn its GTE Pro class C8.Rs from this years 24 Hours of Le Mans citing several factors for its decision.
A statement from Jim Campbell, VP of motorsports and performance, said that “several factors played into our decision, including current conditions and the rescheduled timing”.
He admitted that the decision to end an unbroken run of participations in the fabled race, stretching back to 2000, “was not an easy one”.
Campbell stressed that Chevrolet intends to return to Le Mans with the latest-generation Corvette, which made its on-track debut at the 24 Hours of Daytona in January.
“We hope we have the opportunity to race at Le Mans again. We’re proud Corvette Racing has been invited to Le Mans 24 Hours over the past 20 years and regret that we won’t be participating this year.”Jim Campbell, VP of motorsports and performance for Chevrolet
The two C8.Rs were due to be driven by Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Marcel Fassler, along with Jordan Taylor, Antonio Garcia and Nicky Catsburg.