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Jordan Taylor Confirmed at Corvette Racing

Corvette Racing confirms Jordan Taylor for full-season WeatherTech Championship campaign…

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Jordan Taylor has been officially confirmed at Corvette Racing for the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

As revealed by Sportscar365 in September, the second-generation driver will make the switch from his family’s Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi operation to the Pratt & Miller-run factory squad with the new-for-2020 Corvette C8.R.

Taylor will share the No. 3 car with Antonio Garcia, taking the seat of Jan Magnussen, who was dropped by GM.

Both Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin, meanwhile, will return to the No. 4 entry next year, also as full season drivers. It will mark Gavin’s 19th consecutive with the team.

Drivers for the Michelin Endurance Cup races, and likely the 24 Hours of Le Mans, pending entries, have yet to be announced but is expected to feature at least one change.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have this group of talented drivers behind the wheel of the mid-engine Corvette C8.R for the 2020 IMSA season,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. vice president, Performance and Motorsports.

Taylor said it’s a “huge honor” to return to Corvette Racing, having been part of the team’s endurance lineup from 2012-17, where he scored GTE-Pro class honors at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2015. 

“I’m very proud to be joining one of the most successful teams in sports car racing history and to represent the Corvette and Chevrolet brands,” he said.

“I was very fortunate to spend six years with Corvette in the endurance races driving both the C6.R and C7.R. Now being back with the brand new C8.R is really special.

“I am especially happy to be back driving alongside Antonio, who I believe is one of the best GT drivers in the world.

“I know I will have a lot to learn over the next few months leading to Daytona, but I’m ready and looking forward to the challenge of GTLM.”

Garcia, meanwhile, has paid tribute to Magnussen, who was dropped from the lineup in favor of bringing the 28-year-old American on-board full-time.

“First off, thanks to Jan for all the great years we had in Corvette Racing,” Garcia said. “I’m proud of what we all were able to accomplish together as a team.

“Now as I look ahead, welcome back to Jordan. I am happy to have him now as a full-time teammate.

“We obviously know each other very well, so I’m looking forward sharing the car together and hopefully returning to our usual Corvette Racing form.”

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

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