Corvette Racing Announces '11 Driver Lineup

Team Vette May 2, 2011 0 Comment(s)
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Corvette Racing announced that Tommy Milner and Richard Westbrook have joined its driver lineup for the 2011 American Le Mans Series (ALMS) and the 24 Hours of Le Mans (pending official invitation). Milner teams with Olivier Beretta in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R for the full season, with Antonio Garcia continuing as third driver in the Sebring, Le Mans, and Petit Le Mans endurance races. Richard Westbrook joins Jan Magnussen and Oliver Gavin in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R in the three long-distance events.

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The new members of Corvette Racing's driver roster have extensive experience in world-class GT competition. Milner, age 24, of Lake Mary, Florida (left), is a second-generation racer who has competed in formula and sports-car series with distinction, and has driven for factory-affiliated teams representing Panoz, Porsche, and BMW. He finished Third in the ALMS GT standings in 2010.

Westbrook, age 35, of London, England, won the FIA GT2 championship in 2009, and scored podium finishes in 24-hour races at Le Mans (Third in GT2) and Daytona (Third overall) in 2010. A two-time Porsche Supercup champion, Westbrook notched an ALMS GT2 victory at Road America in 2008. He has competed in the Spa and Nürburgring endurance races, select ALMS and Grand Am events in the U.S., and the FIA GT1 championship.

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Milner and Westbrook will become the 21st and 22nd drivers to race with Corvette Racing since the manufacturer-sponsored team's debut in 1999. "When you look at sports-car racing over the last 10 years, the biggest name in GT racing has to be Corvette," Milner says. "To have the opportunity to be a part of the Corvette program at this point in my career is very exciting."

"I've raced against the Corvette enough times to know it's better to be driving one than racing against one," Westbrook adds. "I'm absolutely delighted to be joining the Corvette Racing program for 2011."

For more information, visit www.corvetteracing.com.

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