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GM “On Track” to Meet 20-Car Corvette Z06 GT3.R Production

Corvette Z06 GT3.R program manager Christie Bagne on additional customers for 2025…

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General Motors and Pratt Miller are “on track” to meet the FIA’s minimum requirement of 20 GT3 cars produced within the first two years of the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 GT3.R’s homologation according to program manager Christie Bagne, who is expecting up to a dozen more customer cars to be made available for next year.

Chevrolet has taken a measured rollout for its first-ever GT3 machine, having made six customer cars available in the first year, split between AWA, TF Sport and DXDT Racing, alongside the two factory-supported Corvette Racing by Pratt Miller Motorsports entries.

Bagne confirmed that eight cars have so far been delivered.

“The intent was always to do around 20 in the first two years,” she told Sportscar365. “Then we’ll evaluate what our future build rate would look like from there.”

While not being drawn on allocation targets for specific series, Bagne indicated that some teams could debut new cars before the end of this year, in preparation for 2025.

She previously indicated interest in Fanatec GT Europe, Intercontinental GT Challenge as well as the European and Asian Le Mans Series, as for where future cars could end up.

“You may still see a couple of debuts at the end of the year with teams that are getting up to speed for next year or existing teams that are maybe getting another car ready to go for next year,” said Bagne.

“We’re still evaluating what those opportunities will look like.”

Bagne said the car’s recent string of success, including a GTD Pro class podium finish in the WeatherTech Championship race at Laguna Seca and the Z06 GT3.R’s maiden win in Fanatec GT America competition at Circuit of The Americas, has helped generate continued interest worldwide.

“They’re seeing the platform getting [achievements] and showing competitive pace in the races,” she said.

“Now people have seen the trajectory that the car is on in terms of improving the reliability since the debut at Rolex and also the performance that’s there.

“People are definitely seeing that and becoming interested in running it in the future.”

New Parts Distribution Solution Possible for Europe

Bagne said its current “bespoke solution” for parts support with TF Sport in Europe could be expanded into a dedicated warehouse should its customer base in the region increase next year.

“We always knew we couldn’t be shipping parts as ordered from the U.S.,” she said. “Those lede times are not going to work in this market.

“So we have a fairly bespoke solution with them.

“If we were to expand to a number of additional teams in Europe, we would need to implement another parts distribution solution that we have today.”

Corvette Customer Racing currently has a dedicated parts truck at most WeatherTech Championship and Fanatec GT America events, which is set to continue into next year.

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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