Corvette Racing will continue its split strategy, competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship.

On the home front, GTD Pro is where Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor will battle for their third championship title as teammates. Second champion Tommy Milner, who spent the season driving Corvette in the WEC, is set to return home to join Garcia and Taylor as the third driver in the V8-powered Corvette C8.R to compete in IMSA endurance events at Daytona, Sebring and Road Atlanta .

In addition to his racing duties, Milner will spearhead the brand’s testing and development efforts to prepare the new Corvette Z06 GT3.R for its 2024 debut.

Looking ahead to the WEC, Corvette will move from its current GTE Pro class, which will be closed at the end of the season, and enter the GTE Am category, which requires a professional driver line-up. Factory Corvette Pro driver Nicky Katsberg will welcome IMSA champion Ben Keating as the Am co-driver; The third member of the management rotation will be named at a later date.

“We’ve learned a lot this year running dual programs in both IMSA and the FIA ​​WEC, all of which will benefit the Corvette brand going forward,” said GM Sports Car Racing Program Manager Laura Vontrap Clauser. “At IMSA, we will return to GTD Pro against a very competitive field of manufacturers, laying the foundation for the Corvette Z06 GT3.R. Similarly, the Corvette Racing FIA WEC program gives us the opportunity to continue to expand Corvette’s global presence in the world championship.”

Corvette Racing’s move to the only entry in the 100thousand The anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will feature Keating, widely regarded as one of the most talented and passionate gentleman endurance racing drivers.

“I really like the format of the World Endurance Championship and GTE Am,” said Keating. “I’ve really wanted to race a Corvette for a long time and put a lot of money into making it happen because I want to race what I sell. I am in the unique position of using cars as both a calling and a recreation. This is something I have dreamed of for a long time. I am incredibly excited about this opportunity.

“I know Corvette Racing is very excited about the program and I am too. There’s something special about the 100th anniversary of Le Mans, the final year of GTE-spec cars, and something special about an American driver competing for an American team. I’m excited about what if – not when! – we will win the race when we hear the US national anthem. I didn’t have that because I played for the British and German teams. So it’s going to be awesome. Corvette fans are crazy and fanatical! Representing the brand that I sell and being a part of this community is something that is important to me and I am excited about it all the time.”