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Magnussen “Unsure” on 2020 Plans Amid Corvette Exit

Jan Magnussen’s future unclear amid surprise Corvette Racing exit…

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Jan Magnussen says he’s currently “unsure” on his 2020 plans,  amid his likely soon-to-be-confirmed exit from Corvette Racing.

The four-time IMSA GT champion is understood to have completed his final race with the factory Pratt & Miller-run squad in Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans, following a decision by top GM brass to replace the highly experienced Dane with Jordan Taylor for the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

While the move has not yet been formally announced by Corvette Racing, Magnussen acknowledged his uncertain future, which he hopes will be sorted in a “very short” period of time.

It’s understood the 46-year-old has been pursing other opportunities, with the goal of remaining in the WeatherTech Championship paddock next year.

“I can’t really talk about what’s going on,” Magnussen told Sportscar365.

“The only thing I can say at the moment is that I’m unsure of what I’ll be doing next year. But hopefully in a very short timeframe I’ll know more of what I’ll do and where I’ll be.”

Magnussen may not be the only driver change within Corvette Racing next year, with a DTM clash with the 24 Hours of Le Mans to potentially impact Mike Rockenfeller’s role with the team.

Rockenfeller, who finished fourth in the DTM championship with Audi this year, is set to return to the German manufacturer next year.

The clash is expected to cause issues for other potential 2020 DTM drivers, including Paul Di Resta, who is confirmed for the 2019-20 FIA World Endurance Championship season with United Autosports.

When asked about the timeframe for confirmation on Corvette’s 2020 driver lineup, GM racing director Mark Kent told Sportscar365 they expect to make an announcement “sometime in the near future” if there will be a change.

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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