Tommy Milner is set to return to IMSA competition in this weekend’s meeting at Road America. The American was forced to miss the races at CTMP and Lime Rock after breaking his left hand in an incident during the Six Hours of The Glen.
Milner, who was replaced by Marcel Fassler in the #4 Corvette Racing C7.R which he shares with Oliver Gavin, says he’s excited to be back for the race at Road America, which the team has had plenty of success at over the years. Milner and Gavin last won there back in 2016.
“I get really excited to go to Road America each year,” said Milner. “It’s one of those classic, old-school circuits on our schedule. We’re super-lucky in IMSA to have such cool tracks to go to. These circuits are what every driver wants in a race track.
“The long straights, the big brake zones and the challenge of the circuit… it promotes great competition, especially in multi-class sports car racing. I hesitate to say we’re spoiled or we take them for granted but the Europeans who come over always talk when they come over about how super these tracks are, and they are that good.”
At Road America Corvette will show off the 2020 C8 Stingray, which will be on display in the paddock for fans to take a look at.
The C8.R, the racing sibling of the new Stingray, was teased recently in a promotional video for the road car ahead of its launch later this year.
DSC understands that in testing thus far the C8.R has yet to run with its new engine, which is heavily tipped to be turbo-charged, the test car currently equipped with a mildly modified version of the 5.5-litre powerplant from the C7.R.
It remains an unknown at this point which spec of engine the GTE/GTLM car will race with.
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