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Corvette Confirms Jordan Taylor, Fassler for 24H Le Mans

Corvette Racing confirms Jordan Taylor, Marcel Fassler for 24H Le Mans…

Photo: Richard Prince/GM

Photo: Richard Prince/GM

Corvette Racing has confirmed that Jordan Taylor and Marcel Fassler will complete its driver lineup for next month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, in the factory Pratt & Miller squad’s 18th consecutive appearance in the French endurance classic.

Taylor has been part of the team’s Le Mans program since 2012 and was part of the winning effort in 2015 alongside Gavin and Milner.

This year, he will reunite with Garcia and Magnussen in the No. 63 Corvette C7.R; the trio placed second in GTE-Pro together in 2014.

Taylor and brother Ricky have swept all four IMSA events this year with their Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R prototype including the Rolex 24 At Daytona and Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

“It’s great to head to Le Mans with Corvette Racing for the sixth consecutive year,” Taylor said. “Le Mans is a massive event; the feeling of winning there is unlike anything I’ve experienced.

“Last year’s race was difficult for all of us but we’re all motivated to go back this time with the goal of contending for another victory.

“I’m looking forward to teaming again with Antonio and Jan. They have been great teammates and helped me learn a lot my first couple of years at Le Mans. Hopefully we can work our way to the top of the podium this year.”

Fassler, who returns to the No. 64 entry, won each of those two races in 2016 with Corvette alongside Gavin and Milner. Those victories helped Corvette Racing sweep the GTLM Championships a season ago. The trio drove together again at both Florida events again in 2017.

A three-time overall winner at Le Mans, Fassler also has two additional podium finishes. He drove for Corvette Racing in Chevrolet’s final GT1 race at Le Mans in 2009, but that entry was forced to retire while leading.

“It is always great to be back with Corvette Racing and Chevrolet, but to return with them for Le Mans is special,” Fassler said. “We both have had a great deal of success at the 24 Hours. My hope and goal is to add to that this year.

“I feel like I have some unfinished business with Corvette Racing at Le Mans. We were leading late in 2009 until our car had to retire. So I very much want to score that elusive Le Mans victory with Corvette Racing.

Both Taylor and Fässler are part of a pre-Le Mans test this week at Road America.

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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