DETROIT (JANUARY 6, 2015). The 53rd 24 Hours of Daytona will see Simon Pagenaud defend the colours of Corvette Racing on January 22-25. He will share the team’s N°4 Corvette C7.R with Briton Oliver Gavin and the USA’s Tommy Milner.
The celebrated Florida race is round one of the 2015 IMSA TUDOR United Sportscar Championship. Pagenaud will also join Corvette Racing for the pre-Daytona test on January 9-11, as well as for the 12 Hours of Sebring on March 18-21.
The Frenchman recently signed for the Penske Team where he will drive one of the famous outfit’s four
Chevrolet-engined Dallaras in this year’s IndyCar Series 2015.
Simon Pagenaud : “Corvette is definitely an icon in American racing and as an American sports car. When Iwas racing with for another manufacturer, I always noticed the presence of the Corvette and Chevrolet fans. I’ve always said that Corvette Racing is a proper program – well put together with a very impressive presentation, great drivers and a fantastic team. The results speak for themselves. It’s great to be part of it now. It is definitely a very different experience compared to prototypes but I have some good experience in GT cars. I look forward to now being part of the family by driving for Chevrolet and Corvette Racing. The Corvette C7.R is a beautiful piece of machinery with a lot of high-tech development. It’s a great platform for the development of road cars and supercars.”
“Thanks to Chevrolet for the opportunity, and of course thanks to Roger Penske and Tim Cindric in allowing me to be available. With this type of opportunity where you have the chance to go and run in a different category with a car and team that can win, it’s exciting and gets you very motivated. I really want to win Daytona. If we can do that with Chevrolet and Corvette Racing, I’ll be super excited and over the moon.”
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