Corvette Racing Announces 2023 IMSA And FIA Driver Roster
Anyone who has followed Corvette Racing the past couple of years has seen a number of significant driver changes made to their collective lineups. More than that, we’ve seen the re-alignment of the team to complete in both IMSA and FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC,) something the team hadn’t done prior to last year. As we move into 2023, Corvette Racing will continue to complete in both championships, but once more, there are some new changes to the driver rosters.
As Corvette prepares to put ts C8.R race cars back in action for their 25th consecutive season, the IMSA lineup will be led by Antonia Garcia, a five-time IMSA champion with two victories in the 24 Hours of Daytona, to 24 Hours of Le Mans wins and five victories at Sebring, and Jordan Taylor, a four-time IMSA champion. Tommy Milner will also help pilot the car for some of the longer endurance events, including Daytona and Le Mans. For the 2023 season, the C8.R Corvette Racing team will compete in the IMSA GT Daytona (GTD) Pro class, formerly known as the Daytona Prototype international (DPi) class,
Meanwile, the FIA WEC Corvette Racing driver lineup will include Nick Catsburg, who has victories at Nürburgring, Spa, and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He will be joined by Ben Keating, who has notable wins at Le Mans, Daytona, Sebring among other IMSA and WEC races.
“We learned a great deal this year  about running dual programs in both IMSA and the FIA WEC – all of which will benefit the Corvette brand going forward,” said Laura Wontrop Klauser, GM Sports Car Racing Program Manager. “In IMSA, we will return to GTD PRO against a very competitive group of manufacturers while laying the groundwork for the Corvette Z06 GT3.R. Similarly, Corvette Racing’s FIA WEC program allows us the opportunity to continue growing the global presence of Corvette in a world championship.”
The IMSA season will begin at Daytona International Speedway on January 28th through 30th, 2023, while the FIA WEC season kicks off at the 1,000 Miles of Sebring on March 17th, 2023.