Mustangs and GT3-Spec Corvettes could compete against each other in 2024

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While enthusiasts don’t usually think of Mustangs and Corvettes as competitors, RACER is signaling that these two models could be both compete in the GT3 category in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2024.

Of course, company officials for both General Motors and Ford were tight-lipped about future plans, although earlier this year, Ford performance director Mark Rushbrook said. RACER:

“At the GT3 level, this is certainly interesting because we want to race Mustangs all over the world, since it is now a global sports car. Not only in North America, but we sell it all over the world. We are interested in competing in this and in the opportunity to compete in more series. What I would say is that the GT3 is a very logical place for the Mustang to race and a very logical place for us to look and certainly with what IMSA offers, even today with GTD (class) (based on GT3), this it’s a great place to compete. “

RACER believe that Racing Corvette has been approved to modify its C8.R Le Mans model to compete in next year’s new IMSA GTD Pro class, replacing GTLM for factory GT programs following this weekend’s season finale at Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta .

GM is rumored to split its cars in 2022, with one of its two full-time GTLM spec C8.R IMSA entries going to the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship GTE class in IMSA and the other GTLM C8.R competing against pure-bred GT3 cars in GTD Pro, RACER relationships.

The site also writes:

“Reluctant to convert the C8.R to GT3 for GTD Pro’s inaugural seasons, the invitation to develop and sell a GT3 version of the C8.R for 2024 also suggests that GM has a plan to shift the Corvette Racing factory program. in GT3 as IMSA – and most likely the FIA ​​WEC – will rely on the popular formula for all of its top-tier GT competitions. “

Source:
racer.com

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