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Fassler, Rockenfeller Return to Corvette for IMSA Enduros

Marcel Fassler, Mike Rockenfeller complete Corvette Racing lineup for IMSA enduros…

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Marcel Fassler and Mike Rockenfeller will return to Corvette Racing for the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup races next year, the team has confirmed.

The pair of Audi factory drivers are again set to take part in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and Motul Petit Le Mans alongside the Pratt & Miller-run squad’s four returning full-season drivers.

Rockenfeller will rejoin newly crowned GT Le Mans class champions Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen in the No. 3 Corvette C7.R, with Fassler back in the No. 4 entry alongside Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin.

“Mike and Marcel have been valued members of Corvette Racing for the past two seasons, and have played key roles in our success,” said Chevrolet Motorsports Director Mark Kent.

Fassler added: “The motivation is always there to do well, especially on these big stages – Daytona, Sebring and Road Atlanta.”

“To do it as part of Corvette Racing’s 20th season is even better. I hope we can all make it one that we all will remember.”

“I have enjoyed my time with Corvette Racing the last two years,” Rockenfeller said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to compete in the most important events on the North American endurance racing calendar.”

No word has been given on the team’s third drivers for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which had seen Fassler and Jordan Taylor at the helm this year.

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

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. David Chaste

    December 21, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Look at those overalls. They seem to have the cool-suit built in. Even F1 doesn’t boast that.

    Too bad GM never gave Pratt & Miller the greenlight for a P1 car, giving Riley the Cadillac job instead. Oh well, they got what they paid for.

  2. Matty

    December 23, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Based on what I can tell P&M’s had no interest in prototypes since the GM Intrepid project. They’ve got enough on their plate with Corvette having to face many capable threats in GTLM and GTE-Pro

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