A day after Corvette Racing confirmed its third drivers for Daytona and Sebring, they’ve also confirmed the third drivers for the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, going all-in on one family.
Ricky and Jordan Taylor will rejoin Corvette Racing once again for Le Mans, marking the first time the two of them have both been under the Corvette Racing banner since the team’s 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship one-off at Circuit of The Americas.
Exact trios weren’t confirmed, but it would make sense that Jordan Taylor, Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner will seek to defend their GTE-Pro class win next year, with Ricky Taylor in the second car alongside Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen.
This will mark Jordan Taylor’s fifth straight Le Mans with Corvette Racing.
“It’s always great to go back to Le Mans, especially with Corvette Racing,” he said. “This time we go back looking to defend our victory from last year after one of the most mentally draining weeks that I’ve experienced.
“Looking back on the race, it’s amazing what the entire Corvette Racing team accomplished. I will never forget the feeling of being on the top step of the podium and I know we all are going for the same result this year.”
Meanwhile Ricky Taylor will make his third Le Mans start, first since 2014. His last two Le Mans starts, in two separate classes, in two separate cars but both with Larbre Competition.
He ran the previous generation Corvette C7.R in 2013 in GTE-Am for his race debut, and in 2014 ran as part of Larbre’s LMP2 effort with a Morgan Judd.
“I’m honored to be chosen to represent Chevrolet and Corvette Racing at Le Mans,” he said.
“I’ve raced there twice but nothing compares to going there as part of this team. It means a lot to me to have this opportunity, and I fully intend to support my teammates to the best of my abilities.”