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Catsburg Linked to Corvette Endurance Seat

Nicky Catsburg set to join Jordan Taylor, Antonio Garcia in No. 3 Corvette C8.R for enduros…

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Nicky Catsburg is set to join Corvette Racing as the new endurance driver in the team’s revised No. 3 car lineup.

Sportscar365 has learned that the Dutchman is likely to join Antonio Garcia and new full-season signing Jordan Taylor in the mid-engined Corvette C8.R for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Twelve Hours of Sebring, 24 Hours of Le Mans and Motul Petit Le Mans.

It would come as a replacement to Mike Rockenfeller, who was ruled out of a Le Mans drive due to his DTM commitments.

Catsburg’s name has appeared on IMSA’s testing list at Sebring for Feb. 11-12, which is required to be declared by each team due to in-season testing restrictions from the sanctioning body.

Both Corvette C8.Rs are scheduled to test at the airfield circuit, with Marcel Fassler listed alongside the returning Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner in the No. 4 entry.

A Corvette Racing spokesperson declined to comment about Catsburg when reached by Sportscar365.

Should Catsburg be officially confirmed at Corvette, the 31-year-old will have a busy year ahead, as he is expected to retain his contracts with both BMW and Hyundai for drives in GT3 competition and the FIA WTCR, respectively.

Catsburg took part in the Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli this year at the wheel of a Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M6 GT3, as well as completing BMW Team MTEK’s single-season campaign in the FIA World Endurance Championship, which concluded at Le Mans in June.

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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