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Corvette To Use Backup Chassis At Watkins Glen

#4 C7.R replaced

Corvette Racing will enter this weekend’s IMSA round at Watkins Glen with a backup chassis for their #4 Corvette C7.R.

Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner will be racing in a backup C7.R chassis following the team’s crash at Le Mans which rendered its first chassis unusable. The pair will be using a chassis that was last raced in the 1000 Miles of Sebring in March.

Due to the short window between Le Mans and Watkins Glen, work on the backup chassis actually began while the team was still in Le Mans.

“We always say the Monday after Le Mans is when we start thinking about next year’s race,” said Milner. “But we also understand that we still have half of the WeatherTech Championship to go. We’re all mindful of that and the challenges it presents.”

The chassis that was damaged in the crash at Le Mans was the same chassis that had been used as the #4 Corvette for the first half of the IMSA season.

On the other side of the Corvette stable, Jan Magnussen will be making his 150th start for Corvette Racing. Throughout those 150 races Magnussen has accumulated two IMSA championships and a 2015 GTE Pro win at Le Mans.

“We’re in good shape in the GT Le Mans Championship, P2 at the moment. We’re looking for a win but another championship would be nice.” Said Magnussen

“That is the main focus, but it has been a while since our last win. We were hoping it would come at Le Mans but it wasn’t in the cards.” The Dane added.

Magnussen and Antonio Garcia won the 2014 rendition of the race in GTLM.