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Old 28 Sep 2022, 11:29 (Ref:4127752)   #121
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GTE-Pro will not exist in WEC and LM next year so there will def not be any factory Corvettes unless they can get someone to run one or two in GTE-AM, which I doubt.
Thanks, I thought we had one more year of the category, I just forgot it was Am only.
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Old 28 Sep 2022, 15:08 (Ref:4127769)   #122
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I guess they could still do some kind of thinly veiled factory thing in Am. Just got to be a bit careful with not implying your 'silver' is a "factory driver" as Aston found out with Pittard and nearly cost him the drive this year.

All that said, I'd rather GM divert funds into making sure there's at least two LMDhs there.
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Old 3 Oct 2022, 14:23 (Ref:4128539)   #123
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The named Caddy drivers for LM are: Westbrook, Bamber and Lynn
it means a single car entry.....
I secretly hoped for a two car effort....
Anyway...... I really do hope it will be a competitive entry fighting for victory
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Old 3 Oct 2022, 15:34 (Ref:4128548)   #124
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You can't name drivers for an entry you don't (yet) have
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Old 3 Oct 2022, 15:45 (Ref:4128551)   #125
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You can't name drivers for an entry you don't (yet) have
as full year WEC entrant they are in LM
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Which is why they can name the drivers for that car - but not an additional one as that would have to be invited by the Selection Committee
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Old 4 Oct 2022, 07:43 (Ref:4128634)   #127
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Feels like a two-car LM effort is a no-brainer and I don't think they'd have any issues getting that second entry through if that's what they wanted. You're at such a disadvantage with a single car.

Depends a lot on Glick, and GG would clearly know more, but it doesn't feel like 14 top class cars is all that unrealistic next year.
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Old 4 Oct 2022, 16:18 (Ref:4128671)   #129
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What about a third entry on top of a second Ganassi or Action Express (Whelen Racing) one?
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Looks like maybe a single works Corvette expected and possibly a private entry too next year in GT-Am.

https://racer.com/2022/10/07/corvett...olve-for-2023/
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Worth having a look at this revised list to see whether it breaks up any lineups (spoiler: it does)

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Looks like maybe a single works Corvette expected and possibly a private entry too next year in GT-Am.

https://racer.com/2022/10/07/corvett...olve-for-2023/
Odd article, with no GTE-Pro next year in WEC or at LM my understanding is there can't be a fully works entry, it would have to be in GTE-Am, which requires a Bronze and Silver rated driver with one Platinum at best.
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Odd article, with no GTE-Pro next year in WEC or at LM my understanding is there can't be a fully works entry, it would have to be in GTE-Am, which requires a Bronze and Silver rated driver with one Platinum at best.
Corvette Racing is continuing its factory program in IMSA's GTD class - 1 car for 2023, possibly 2 new GT3 cars for 2024. In addition, they plan on supplying customer cars (again, the new GT3 car under development) for IMSA's GTD and WEC's GT (Am only) classes starting 2024.

Next year's WEC's GTE class will only see Am entries so no official involvement from Corvette Racing, just support but more than likely we'll see one or more factory drivers being part of that single car program.
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Odd article, with no GTE-Pro next year in WEC or at LM my understanding is there can't be a fully works entry, it would have to be in GTE-Am, which requires a Bronze and Silver rated driver with one Platinum at best.
Aston had works entries in GT-Am for years. Unless the regs changed I don't think there's an issue. it's just a question of what Corvette want to do and how much they value being there at Le Mans.
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Aston had works entries in GT-Am for years. Unless the regs changed I don't think there's an issue. it's just a question of what Corvette want to do and how much they value being there at Le Mans.
My point is more about the drivers they are allowed to use, only one works driver will be allowed, the Aston GTE-Am entries were mainly funded by others don't forget, just run by Prodrive under the AMR banner.

Anyway, time will tell, but it would be good to see a Corvette (or two) in GTE-Am for the final season!
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