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Corvette Confirms Fassler, Rockenfeller for 24H Le Mans

Corvette Racing confirms Marcel Fassler, Mike Rockenfeller for 24 Hours of Le Mans…

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Corvette Racing has confirmed Marcel Fassler and Mike Rockenfeller as the two remaining drivers for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, retaining its lineup seen in the opening two races of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Fassler will rejoin Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin, who recently celebrated his 50th win with the Pratt & Miller-run squad, in the No. 64 Corvette C7.R, with Rockenfeller replacing Jordan Taylor in the No. 63 car for Le Mans alongside reigning IMSA GT Le Mans champions Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen.

Taylor previously told Sportscar365 that he would not return to the team for Le Mans.

“Corvette Racing is honored to compete for the 19th consecutive year at the 24 Hours of Le Mans,” said Mark Kent, Chevrolet Director of Motorsports Competition. “A consistent lineup of drivers between our IMSA campaign and Le Mans gives us the best chance for our ninth victory.

“All six have multiple Le Mans victories. That along with the experience of the Corvette Racing crew and engineering team are what we believe to be the optimum combination of talent to win again at Le Mans.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. cbbrit

    April 19, 2018 at 3:35 am

    Great line-ups for both cars! I wonder why their suits don’t all match in the photo?

    • Alex

      April 19, 2018 at 6:23 am

      Car #3’s suits versus car #4’s.

      • cbbrit

        April 19, 2018 at 10:01 am

        Except that four of them are wearing one design, and two of them are wearing the other, thus not three and three!

        • Alex

          April 19, 2018 at 11:27 am

          I’m just making a guess. Maybe they grabbed a 4th #4 suit by mistake 😛

  2. Sir Skidsalot

    April 19, 2018 at 9:29 am

    Looks like the Short Team and the Tall Team, hoping they both have mechanical DNFs. 😉

  3. WBrowning

    April 19, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    I hate yellow race cars, just sayin’

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