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14th IMSA GT Manufacturers Championship for Chevrolet ; Garcia, Taylor go
back-to-back as GTLM Drivers champions

Chevrolet, Corvette Racing Claim Final GTLM Championships

· 14th Manufacturers Championship for Chevrolet in IMSA competition
· Garcia, Taylor go back-to-back as GTLM Drivers champions
· Milner, Tandy secure second place in GTLM points
· Corvette Racing closes GTLM era with 15th Team Championship


BRASELTON, Ga. (Nov. 13, 2021) – For the second straight season, Chevrolet
and Corvette Racing captured all three full-season GT Le Mans (GTLM) titles
of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Corvette Racing program
completed a repeat sweep of the GTLM Manufacturers, Drivers and Team
championships with the start of Saturday’s 10-hour Petit Le Mans at Michelin
Raceway Road Atlanta.


Chevrolet claimed its 14th Manufacturers title in GT racing, Antonio Garcia
and Jordan Taylor went back-to-back as Drivers champions while the No. 3
Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R repeated as Team title-winners.


“Chevrolet is proud to win the 2021 Manufacturers Championship and the final
for the GT Le Mans category,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S Vice
President, Performance and Motorsports. “The mid-engine Corvette C8.R is
building a strong legacy thanks to the ‘One Team’ approach of the Corvette
race team, our powertrain engineers, and Corvette production engineers and
designers. We are excited to continue the development of the C8.R onward in
2022.


“Congratulations also to Antonio Garcia, Jordan Taylor and everyone on the
No. 3 Corvette C8.R team,” Campbell added. “This was a challenging season in
many aspects but the competitive spirit within the two Corvette C8.R teams
has never been stronger.”


Chevrolet and Corvette Racing won seven times in IMSA entering Petit Le Mans
including 1-2 finishes in the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the three most recent
rounds of the championship. Corvette Racing also claimed pole position in
each GTLM race heading into Petit Le Mans.


After winning five times during their 2020 championship run, Garcia and
Taylor backed that up with four wins to date including the Rolex 24.


Garcia won his fifth IMSA title, tying Oliver Gavin for the most among all
Corvette Racing drivers. The rapid Spaniard took pole positions at Sebring
and the Watkins Glen Six Hours and was the fastest GTLM driver at Sebring.


Taylor is now a four-time IMSA champion with two in GTLM to go along with a
pair of Prototype titles. The American has five pole positions to his credit
this season – all consecutively from the Watkins Glen Six Hours to Long
Beach.


No. 4 Corvette C8.R teammates Tommy Milner and Nick Tandy wrapped up second
in GTLM points with the start of today’s race. They also were contributors
in the Manufacturers Championship with three victories and two pole
positions.


 
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