Rockenfeller and Fassler return to Corvette for Daytona and Sebring

Mike Rockenfeller and Marcel Fassler have been confirmed as Corvette Racing’s endurance drivers for 2017, after helping the team to a 1-2 finish at Daytona last January.

Rockenfeller and Fassler return to Corvette for Daytona and Sebring
#3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R: Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen, Mike Rockenfeller
GTLM podium: winners Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner, Marcel Fässler, Corvette Racing
#4 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner, Marcel Fässler, #3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R: Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen, Mike Rockenfeller
#3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R: Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen, Mike Rockenfeller
#4 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner, Marcel Fässler
#3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R: Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen, Mike Rockenfeller

The pair will reunite with their respective teammates from 2016, which means Rockenfeller joins Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen in the #3 Corvette C7.R while Fässler teams with Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner in the #4.

All six Corvette Racing drivers will be in action for the two-day official IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship test tomorrow and Wednesday.

“Both ‘Rocky’ and Marcel were valuable parts of our endurance program in IMSA last year,” said Mark Kent, Chevrolet director of motorsports competition. “We are glad to welcome them back to Corvette Racing for the Rolex 24 At Daytona and Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

“Their experience, record of success and team-first mentality are ideal for Chevrolet and Corvette Racing as we attempt to repeat the 2016 victories in the two biggest endurance races in North America.”

Fassler, who shared the 0.034sec victory in the #4 car over the #3 last January, said: “I’m very happy to be back with Corvette Racing for the Daytona and Sebring races in IMSA. It will be my second attempt at Daytona and hopefully a second victory.

“The victory at Daytona was an exciting experience – especially the last couple of hours. When both cars crossed the finish line that close together, we were unsure at first which Corvette won.… Daytona last year was racing at its best.”

Rockenfeller added: “I’m very happy to rejoin Corvette Racing for the North American endurance events. Last year was great fun for me getting back into a GT car, and the Corvette C7.R did not disappoint.

“The fight within GTLM is very close among many manufacturers. You must have a strong team in all areas, and that is why Corvette Racing and Chevrolet have been successful in GT racing.

“The engineers, crew and drivers all work well together to give both Corvettes the best chance at victory. That will be the goal for all of us.”

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