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Milner to Return to Corvette for Road America

Tommy Milner to return to No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R after two-race absence…

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Tommy Milner will make his return to Corvette Racing for this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round at Road America, having been confirmed in the No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R alongside Oliver Gavin for Sunday’s two-hour and 40-minute race.

Milner missed the last two rounds due to a broken left hand sustained in an opening-lap accident at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, which saw the team’s endurance driver, Marcel Fassler, put into duty in the recent GT Le Mans class rounds.

While having dropped out of championship contention, Milner and Gavin will be seeking their first class win of the season, in what’s been a challenging year for the No. 4 crew.

The pairing’s most recent Road America win came in 2016, in a wild finish that saw Milner go from fifth to first in the 15 minutes of the race.

“I get really excited to go to Road America each year,” Milner said. “It’s one of those classic, old-school circuits on our schedule.

“We’re super-lucky in IMSA to have such cool tracks to go to. These circuits are what every driver wants in a race track. The long straights, the big brake zones and the challenge of the circuit… it promotes great competition especially in multi-class sports car racing.

“I hesitate to say we’re spoiled or we take them for granted but the Europeans who come over always talk when they come over about how super these tracks are, and they are that good.”

The team’s sister No. 3 entry of defending class champions Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia still remain in with a chance of the GTLM title and enter the weekend 17 points behind championship leaders Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor of Porsche.

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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