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Le Mans 24 Hours: #63 Corvette Withdrawn After Qualifying Crash

The #63 GTE Corvette of Magnussen/Garcia/Briscoe will take no part in this weekend’s race following its crash at the Porsche Curves in Thursday evening’s qualifying session. Full statement from the team below:

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Update – The team have now confirmed that “debris in the throttle control mechanism” was the root cause of the incident with the remaining Corvettes checked and cleared for a potentially similar problem.

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There was no comment from the team last night on whether the issue was linked in any way to the sticking throttle issue that need the race early this year at Sebring for the other factory C7.R other than that an investigation was underway.