Corvette Racing is set to enter the WEC’s 6 Hours of Shanghai later this year, adding a sixth manufacturer to the GTE ranks.
The C7.R race car, which will wear a special “Redline” livery for the event, will be the first factory-run Corvette to race in Asia and it will be with the support of Chevrolet Shanghai GM. It’s also the first time Corvette Racing has fielded an entry in a standard six-hour FIA WEC round since the 2014 IMSA/WEC double-header at CoTA.
More details about which chassis will be used plus driver line up will be released at a future date.
“We are delighted to be able to welcome Corvette Racing and Chevrolet Shanghai GM to the 6 Hours of Shanghai in November,” said Gerard Neveu, CEO of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
“To have a brand with the history and success of Corvette Racing join our already very strong field of manufacturers means an even higher level of competition in our LMGTE category, and increased entertainment for the thousands of Chinese fans who visit the race. I know the whole WEC paddock will look forward to welcoming Chevrolet and Corvette Racing.”
Mark Kent, Chevrolet Director of Motorsports Competition added: “Corvette Racing has proven itself as a world-class racing program. Competing in the Shanghai race provides us an additional opportunity to test ourselves against the top manufacturers and teams in the FIA WEC.”