NO. 63 CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R WITHDRAWN FROM EVENT AFTER QUALIFYING ACCIDENT
LE MANS, France – The No. 63 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R of Corvette Racing drivers Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia and Ryan Briscoe, has been withdrawn from this weekend’s 83rd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans following an accident during Thursday’s first qualifying session.
A mechanical issue resulted in Magnussen losing control of the car in the Porsche Curves, damaging the front and rear of the Corvette C7.R beyond immediate repair.
After having been helped from the car by the ACO medical crews, Magnussen was sent to the track’s medical center for the standard series of checks. The driver was given the all-clear by the ACO medical staff.
The No. 63 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R is not repairable on-site; this marks the first withdrawal of a Corvette Racing entry at Le Mans.
“We are thankful that Jan has been checked and released by the ACO medical staff,” said Mark Kent, Director of Chevrolet Racing. “We are disappointed that the No. 63 Corvette C7.R will be unable to compete at Le Mans this year. The Corvette Racing team put a lot of work into preparing two C7.Rs for this event, and unfortunately only one will be in the race.”
Further information will be communicated at a later time.
Release Date: June 11, 2015