26 Jan '16, 2am

Corvette debutants optimistic for Rolex 24 at Daytona

Corvette debutants optimistic for Rolex 24 at Daytona

Mike Rockenfeller and Marcel Fassler believe the Corvette C7.Rs can beat the younger GTLM machinery at Daytona. The Swiss and the German, who both mainly serve as factory drivers for Audi, have expressed optimism that they can help Corvette Racing clinch its second straight Rolex 24 victory, despite new opposition from the Ford GT, Ferrari 488 and BMW M6. 2013 DTM champion Rockenfeller will be in the #3 C7.R, partnering Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen, who won the GT Le Mans class at Daytona last year with Ryan Briscoe. Fassler, meanwhile, is making his Daytona debut at the age of 39, sharing the #4 Corvette with Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin. “This is a bit of a different Rolex 24 for me now that I am with Corvette Racing,” said 32-year-old Rockenfeller, who won the race overall in 2010 with Action Express Racing - and has for the past two years raced Spirit of Daytona’s...

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