Corvette Racing’s No. 64 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R made it back into podium position at the halfway mark of the 24 Hours of Le Mans after an up-and-down, roller-coaster ride in the second quarter of the race.
Picture Credit score: Richard Prince for Corvette Racing
No. 64 Corvette stays in competition into remaining 12 hours
LE MANS, France (June 12, 2022) –No. 64 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R made it again into podium place on the midway mark of the 24 Hours of Le Mans after an up-and-down, roller-coaster experience within the second quarter of the race.
Nick Tandy was aboard the No. 64 Corvette that ran second in GTE Professional after a few early-race setbacks, together with an unscheduled cease to alter entrance brakes simply shy of the seventh hour. Alexander Sims, driving with Tandy and Tommy Milner, had the category’s quickest race lap in his second time via the rotation.
4 automobiles had been on the lead lap within the class. Sadly, the No. 63 C8.R wasn’t a type of following a prolonged keep within the storage to restore a damaged left-rear suspension. Simply previous midway, Nicky Catsburg converted to Antonio Garcia, who was on the wheel when the Corvette suffered its main concern.
Corvette Racing’s subsequent replace will come after the 18-hour mark.
ALEXANDER SIMS, NO. 64 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C8.R:
“Issues are good in the meanwhile. The automotive feels good and is connected. The tires stayed very properly all through the 2 stints. The suggestions I used to be getting from the engineers is that the tempo was smart. The hole to the chief continues to be fairly substantial however we’re nonetheless on this race. After a few hiccups, it could possibly be higher nevertheless it additionally could possibly be lots worse.”
Staying in competition: “The very first thing is to not have any main hiccups, any penalties, any contact or something like that. That in itself is all the time an enormous problem. We’re pushing flat-out. We all know we’re on the again foot so now we have to take some dangers. However on the identical time, now we have to remain on this race. Any contact and that’s most likely it. We’ve received a little bit of step to make already, which could be doable. We’ll see… now we have to be sensible.”