Nick Tandy led a 1-2 result for Corvette Racing in the Hyperpole session Thursday night ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was Corvette Racing’s first pole at Le Mans since 2010.
Picture Credit score: Richard Prince for Corvette Racing
Pair of C8.Rs to begin 1-2 in school at 24 Hours for first time since 2010
LE MANS, France (June 9, 2022) – Nick Tandy led a 1-2 outcome forwithin the Hyperpole session Thursday evening forward of the . Tandy set a lap of three:49.985 (132.538 mph) the No. 64 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R to present the crew its first pole since 2010.
That additionally was the final time Corvette Racing began Le Mans with two vehicles on the entrance row. Antonio Garcia sealed the trouble within the No. 63 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Corvette C8.R with a time of three:50.177 (132.414 mph). It continued a strong pre-race program for the mid-engine Corvettes, that are at Le Mans for the second time.
Tandy, driving with FIA WEC full-season teammate Tommy Milner and Alexander Sims, claimed his first pole place at Le Mans. He was solely 0.192 seconds away from Garcia, who’s driving with IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teammate Jordan Taylor and Nicky Catsburg.
The 2 Corvettes have proven spectacular kind since Sunday’s Take a look at Day with the total advantage of working the WEC with the N. 64 Corvette being realized. The following purpose is add one other 1-2 end… this time Sunday afternoon for the crew’s ninth class win and first since 2015.
Corvette Racing will contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 11-12 with the inexperienced flag set for 4 p.m. CET and 10 a.m. ET. MotorTrend TV will air the race dwell with the MotorTrend Plus including on-board footage. Dwell audio protection can be obtainable from Radio Le Mans.
NICK TANDY, NO. 64 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C8.R – GTE PRO HYPERPOLE WINNER:
“What a incredible day and a incredible automobile. It’s nice to see so many Corvette flags across the monitor. That is for everybody who’s right here to assist us and right here to look at us. Hopefully we are able to hold these two yellow Corvettes up entrance for twenty-four hours. It was nice out on monitor. The automobile feels incredible. These GTE vehicles are a lot enjoyable to drive once you’re on the market with recent tires and low gas round this circuit… it’s an actual privilege.”
“The practices have been actually good. Corvette Racing is aware of how into and race these occasions. It’s been a very long time since they’ve been on the highest step at Le Mans. The plan is all the time to maintain it clear, hold it quick and have an amazing race. The last word factor although remains to be to finish up nonetheless on the monitor and first on Sunday afternoon.”
ANTONIO GARCIA, NO. 63 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C8.R – SECOND IN GTE PRO HYPERPOLE:
“You’ll be able to’t get a lot nearer than that. It’s the primary pole and first 1-2 for Corvette in fairly some time. They have been good runs. It was fairly tough to know what the monitor was going to be like. This new format for qualifying right here is simply completely different for us. It’s the primary time I did this, so I’m pleased. I’m proud of how the automobile is working, for positive. Yesterday we have been up entrance and we’re nonetheless up entrance now. It’s a pleasant place to begin the race for positive.”