Photo credit: Richard Prince for Corvette Racing
BRASELTON, Ga. (November 13, 2021) – For the second consecutive season, Chevrolet e Racing Corvette has captured all three GT Le Mans (GTLM) titles of the full season of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Corvette Racing program completed a repeat of the GTLM Constructors, Drivers and Team Championships with the start of Saturday’s 10-hour Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.
Chevrolet clinched its 14th Constructors ‘title in GT racing, Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor went back as Drivers’ champions while the No. 3 Mobil 1 / SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R repeated as Team title winners.
“Chevrolet is proud to win the 2021 Constructors’ Championship and the final for the GT Le Mans category,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet Vice President US Performance and Motorsports. “The mid-engined Corvette C8.R is building a strong legacy through the ‘One Team’ approach of the Corvette racing team, our powertrain engineers and Corvette production engineers and designers. We are excited to continue development of the C8.R in 2022.
“Congratulations also to Antonio Garcia, Jordan Taylor and all those of the n. 3 Corvette C8.R team, “added Campbell.” This has been a challenging season in many ways, but the competitive spirit within the two Corvette C8.R teams has never been stronger. ”
Chevrolet and Corvette Racing have won seven IMSA victories entering Petit Le Mans, including 1-2 arrivals at the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the most recent three rounds of the championship. Corvette Racing also took pole position in every GTLM race headed to Petit Le Mans.
Having won five times during their 2020 championship run, Garcia and Taylor have backed him with four wins to date, including the Rolex 24.
Garcia won his fifth IMSA title, equaling Oliver Gavin for the most Corvette Racing drivers. The fast Spaniard took pole position at Sebring and the Watkins Glen Six Hours and was the fastest GTLM driver at Sebring.
Taylor is now a four-time IMSA champion with two in GTLM along with a couple of Prototype titles. The American has five pole positions to his credit this season, all consecutive from the six hours of Watkins Glen to Long Beach.
No. 4 Corvette C8.R teammates Tommy Milner and Nick Tandy finished second in GTLM points with the start of today’s race. They also contributed to the Constructors’ Championship with three wins and two pole positions.
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