Le Mans 24 Hours champ Nick Tandy has larboard Porsche to accompany the branch Chevrolet Corvette band for abutting year’s IMSA SportsCar Championship in North America.
The Brit, who won Le Mans absolute with Porsche’s 919 Hybrid in 2015, has beggared aggregation with the German architect afterwards eight seasons on its branch agenda to about-face to Corvette Racing.
The move follows Porsche’s accommodation to put its programme in the GT Le Mans chic of the IMSA series, of which Tandy has been a allotment aback 2014, on authority for abutting season.
Tandy will alter adolescent Brit Oliver Gavin, who stood bottomward from the full-time IMSA agency in October, alongside Tommy Milner in one of the two mid-engined Chevy Corvette C8.Rs.
They will be abutting for the IMSA enduros at Daytona, Sebring and Alley Atlanta by new Mahindra Formula E disciplinarian Alexander Sims, who raced in the IMSA alternation with BMW in 2018 and 2019. He takes the abode of Marcel Fassler in the Corvette Antagonism agency for the enduros.
Tandy, who contested seven abounding IMSA seasons with Porsche, declared Corvette Antagonism as “the aggregation that anybody looks up to”.
“Many operations aspire to get to the akin that Corvette Antagonism operates at,” he said.
“The actuality that the befalling arose area I could accompany the aggregation and break antagonism aural IMSA is a dream opportunity.
“It’s an ambrosial aspect: I achievement I can add article to the affair and abide the acknowledged bequest that Corvette Antagonism has.”
Sims told Autosport: “I’m aflame and attractive advanced to abutting the programme. It’s a actual absorbing aggregation and to be a allotment of it is awesome.”
He fatigued that his Mahindra accord will be his antecedence in 2021 should any clashes appear amid the IMSA enduros and an FE agenda that has yet to be set in stone.
“The slight adversity this division is the FE agenda was appear and again it’s been rescinded,” he explained.
“Although initially we were adequate with things, it does add some complication to not absolutely apperceive what the abounding FE division will be in agreement of dates.”
The agency in the additional Corvette car of 2020 IMSA GTLM champions Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor, with Nicky Catsburg abutting them for the enduros, charcoal unchanged.
The advertisement apropos alone the IMSA alternation and included no advertence to the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Corvette Antagonism bankrupt a connected run of participations in the French ability archetypal addition aback to 2000 this year as a aftereffect of the complications of the COVID-19 crisis.
Chevrolet is accepted to be alive appear a acknowledgment in 2021, the year that the C8 alley car is launched in Europe.
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