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No. 64 Corvette remains in contention into final 12 hours

No. 64 Corvette remains in contention into final 12 hours

LE MANS, France (June 12, 2022) – Corvette Racing’s No. 64 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R made it back into podium position at the halfway mark of the 24 Hours of Le Mans after an up-and-down, roller-coaster ride in the second quarter of the race.

Nick Tandy was aboard the No. 64 Corvette that ran second in GTE Pro after a couple of early-race setbacks, including an unscheduled stop to change front brakes just shy of the seventh hour. Alexander Sims, driving with Tandy and Tommy Milner, had the class’s fastest race lap in his second time through the rotation.

Four cars were on the lead lap in the class. Unfortunately, the No. 63 C8.R wasn’t one of those following a lengthy stay in the garage to repair a broken left-rear suspension. Just past halfway, Nicky Catsburg switched over to Antonio Garcia, who was at the wheel when the Corvette suffered its major issue.

Corvette Racing’s next update will come after the 18-hour mark.

ALEXANDER SIMS, NO. 64 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C8.R: "Things are good at the moment. The car feels nice and is hooked up. The tires stayed very nicely throughout the two stints. The feedback I was getting from the engineers is that the pace was sensible. The gap to the leader is still quite substantial but we're still in this race. After a couple of hiccups, it could be better but it also could be a lot worse."
Staying in contention: "The first thing is to not have any major hiccups, any penalties, any contact or anything like that. That in itself is always a huge challenge. We're pushing flat-out. We know we're on the back foot so we have to take some risks. But at the same time, we have to stay in this race. Any contact and that's probably it. We've got a bit of step to make already, which might be doable. We'll see... we have to be smart."

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