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Unchanged Lineup at Corvette Racing for 2019

Corvette Racing confirms unchanged driver lineups for 2019 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season…

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Corvette Racing will head into the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season with an unchanged driver lineup, with Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen, Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner all back for full-season campaigns in the pair of Corvette C7.Rs.

Mike Rockenfeller and Marcel Fassler, meanwhile, will again complete the team’s lineup for the Rolex 24 at Daytona and Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring for the fourth consecutive season.

Garcia and Magnussen head into the season as two-time defending GT Le Mans class champions, looking to build on their 13 class wins together, including victory in the 2015 Rolex 24, and twice at Sebring.

It will mark the pairing’s eighth consecutive season as co-drivers of the No. 3 Corvette.

“It’s hard to believe this will be my 11th season with Corvette Racing and eighth as a full-time driver,” said Garcia.

“We have been able to win a lot of races and championships during that time. Obviously Jan and I work very well together with our crew and engineers.

“That’s a large reason why we have won consecutive driver championships. The work begins again next week at Daytona.”

Magnussen added: “I can’t think of a better program to be part of than Corvette Racing. It’s like my second family, and it’s great that we’ve been able to achieve a high level of success.”

Gavin and Milner are also back for an eighth straight year in the No. 4 Corvette, in what’s been one of the most consistent, yet successful programs in the IMSA paddock.

“It’s an amazing feat that we remain at the forefront of the GTLM championship each season,” said Gavin. “The people, the tools and resources we have within our program make all this possible.

“This may be the toughest season we will face with our Corvette C7.R. All of our competitors have had another year to fully develop their cars.”

Milner added: “Winning the Rolex and the GTLM championship are goals for Corvette Racing each season. I’m confident that our test program since Petit Le Mans is going to put us in a great position to do that.”

The 2019 season is expected to be the final year of competition for the Corvette C7.R, which is set to be replaced by the new mid-engined C8.R, which has already been testing.

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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