Corvette Racing confirms single entry for WEC 2022 – two cars at Le Mans targeted

Corvette Racing has confirmed they will field one C8.R in the full 2022 season of the World Endurance Championship with two aimed at Le Mans.

Team regulars Tommy Milner and Nick Tandy will both drive in the single GTE-Pro entry alongside four other works GTE entries from AF Corse/Ferrari and Porsche.

The duo will take on all six rounds of the championship commencing from the 1000 Miles of Sebring on 18 March.

Milner described the full Season 10 commitment as an “exciting and new challenge” after the C8.R model has three WEC races under its belt including the double line-up at a competitive 24 Hours of Le Mans.

He continued: “As the decisions were being made, I was asked my preference of what I would like to do for 2022.

“I’ve obviously enjoyed every single year that I’ve been in IMSA with some amazing tracks and events.

“But the opportunity to race at some other famous and storied circuits – ones that I’ve never been to – in a Corvette and in the WEC is amazing.

“We got a look at what it’s like to race in a normal WEC race when some of the team raced at Spa last year,” when Antonio Garcia and Oliver Gavin were behind the wheel.

“Having that experience and knowledge will be beneficial for 2022.”

In that race earlier this year, the American manufacturer finished fourth in a class of five entries as it will be for next year.

Corvette will face circuits new to them during the 10th WEC season such as Monza, Fuji and Bahrain.

The team are aiming for invitations to the 24 Hours of Le Mans where Alexander Sims will join Milner and Tandy to share their driving duties.

In a second GTE-Pro entry, Garcia would join Jordan Taylor and Nicky Catsburg at Corvette’s 22nd appearance at the French classic.