Yes GT fans, you read that right. Corvette Racing probably will race one of their spare chassis in the World Endurance Championship round at the Circuit of The Americas. This is in addition to their committed two cars in the Tudor Series. What number will it bear on its door? It hasn't been announced yet. Who will be driving the car? Again, TBA.
Prior to the initial announcement, the FIA issued a Balance of Performance which, to the surprise of many, included not just the Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE, but also the Vette.
Corvette Racing currently lead in the GTLM class of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship, with the #3 C7.R of Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia taking four top spots on the podium. Corvette Racing also secured a second place podium finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, not bad for the C7.R's debut in France.
Ok, that's enough of the news and time for my opinion piece. No, this is not Corvette Racing making a statement against TUSC. This is Corvette Racing utilizing a simple, convenient marketing strategy. Get the Vettes on the TVs of the homes of people watching the WEC, and try to get a team or teams to field a Vette or two. Larbre Competition attempted to field a C.7R test chassis as a 2013 car for GTE-Am but the ACO denied their request. Although Larbre is fielding a Morgan-Judd LMP2 currently, I'm sure they'd like to be Europe's Corvette team again. The broadcasters say it every Le Mans. The fans love the Corvettes.