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Corvette Responds to Sebring Qualifying Technical Violation

Corvettes equipped with “additional diffuser reinforcement” for “increased reliability” reasons…

Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA

Corvette Racing has responded to the technical infraction that will place all four Chevrolet Corvette Z06 GT3.Rs to the back of the grid for today’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

Both GTD Pro class Corvette Racing by Pratt Miller Motorsports entries, as well as the two customer AWA entries competing in the GTD class, were found to be outside of the car’s homologation in post-qualifying technical inspection.

In addition to the cars losing all times in qualifying, Chevrolet was given a $10,000 fine for the violation.

In a statement provided to Sportscar365, Corvette Racing states that the cars were equipped with “additional diffuser reinforcement.”

“The purpose of the modification was to solely increase reliability,” the statement read.

“As the sanctioning body was not informed before qualifying, Corvette Racing accepts IMSA’s decision and has worked with the series’ technical staff on an approved solution for the race.”

The cars are set to roll off from 55th to 58th on the grid, with the Nos. 3 and 4 GTD Pro cars ahead of the AWA entries.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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