Corvette Racing to Go Global in 2022  
 

Corvette Racing will expand its racing commitment, beginning in 2022 with a full-season entry in the FIA World Endurance Championship's GTE-Pro class. The addition of the WEC to Chevrolet's global racing program is one of several enhancements taking place next season as part of the company's NAIAS launch of an all-new sports car.

"Chevrolet has a long and successful history in endurance racing, and we're thrilled to be expanding our program globally," said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. vice president of performance vehicles and motorsports. "The FIA World Endurance Championship provides an excellent competitive platform for the Corvette C8.R, and it's the perfect place to showcase the all-new Chevrolet sports car."

Chevrolet's entry into the WEC will coincide with the launch of a new mid-engine sports car in North America. The Corvette C8.R will continue to compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, which is currently two-time and defending GTLM class champion.

"Chevrolet has been a mainstay in global endurance racing for many years, and we're excited to see them enter the FIA World Endurance Championship with the new Corvette C8.R," said Pierre Fillon, president of the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), which sanctions the WEC. "The WEC is the most challenging sports car schedule in the world, and it will be very exciting to see the Corvette C8.R compete against the best GT cars in the world."

The addition of endurance races complements Chevrolet's existing commitment to IMSA's WeatherTech Series, where Corvette Racing competes with the Corvette C7.R in GTLM. The team has won seven consecutive championships and has captured victory at some of the most iconic endurance races globally, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Rolex 24 at Daytona, and 12 Hours of Sebring.

"Corvette fans around the world will be excited to see an American racing icon take on international competition," said Mark Reuss, executive vice president for General Motors Global Product Development and Planning. "There's no better proving ground for Corvette than the WEC."

Corvette Racing will expand its racing commitment, beginning in 2022 with a full-season entry in the FIA World Endurance Championship's GTE-Pro class. The addition of the WEC to Chevrolet's global racing program is one of several enhancements taking place next season as part of the company's NAIAS launch of an all-new sports car.