Defending champions keeping lineup intact for seventh consecutive season
Corvette Racing is going with the adage, 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it,' for its 2018 driver lineup in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship's GT Le Mans class.
On the heels of its second consecutive class championship, Corvette Racing is returning to the class with the same full-time driver lineup -- Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen, Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner -- for a seventh consecutive season. It's a lineup that has produced 111 wins and 12 driver championships in their careers.
Garcia and Magnussen claimed the 2017 drivers' championship in the GTLM class.
"Consistency amongst the team and its drivers has been key to the success of our program for the last 20 years,” said Mark Kent, Chevrolet director of Motorsports Competition. "Having Antonio, Jan, Oliver and Tommy returning for the 2018 season will definitely increase the likelihood of continued success for Corvette Racing.”
Both of the Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs will officially begin the 2018 IMSA season at the annual Roar Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway on January 5-7. It is the prelude for the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona.
"This will be my eighth year with Corvette Racing, and I can see how being part of a program for this long with this much consistency has made me a better driver over the years," Milner said. "It makes the start of a season easier. There is no learning process or getting a feel for the car or team. You jump right in and you’re off running from the first practice session. We build off those sessions and each race. That consistency is fantastic."