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    Originally posted by SportsCar365
    Milner Excited About “New Challenge” for Corvette in WEC
    Originally posted by SportsCar365

    Tommy Milner on his switch to FIA World Endurance Championship in 2022 amid Corvette’s new program…

    by John Dagys

    Tommy Milner says he’s excited for the “new challenge” of racing full-time in the FIA World Endurance Championship as part of Corvette Racing’s lineup in the GTE-Pro class next year.

    Milner and co-driver Nick Tandy will pilot the team’s No. 64 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R in all six WEC races next year for the first time, as part of a parallel factory program in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in GTD Pro with Jordan Taylor and Antonio Garcia.

    For the 35-year-old American, competing in the globe-trotting championship comes as a new opportunity he’s excited to tackle.

    Outside of competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans each year and several one-off events such as the Nürburging 24 earlier in his career and the WEC 6 Hours of Shanghai in 2018, Milner has focused his sports car racing efforts primarily in North America until now.

    “I love IMSA. I love the race tracks here,” he told Sportscar365. “I’ve been racing here since 2004, which was my first year in sports cars. I guess that was part of my willingness to race WEC was to do something different.

    “I’ve been racing IMSA for so many years now, to have the chance to race in the WEC and to go all of the big events they have there — Monza, Fuji, Spa — some of the other very famous and historic race tracks around the world that I haven’t had a chance to race at, that was very enticing for me.

    “I’m lucky that it worked out in my favor in that way. I’ll certainly miss IMSA next year. And that’s not saying I’m never coming back to IMSA, obviously.

    “It’s the last year for these [GTE-Pro] cars again. That was another part of the desire to race in the WEC, was to race these cars for another year.

    “I’m excited about it. It will be a new challenge. The racing there is super competitive, as we see each year in Le Mans and as the team has seen in the past with our one-off races as well.”

    The solo Corvette will enter the GTE-Pro ranks in what is expected to be the final season of the class in the WEC, at least with factory involvement from Ferrari and Porsche, which will both move to the Hypercar class in 2023.
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      I have had the privilege of spending a little time talking 1 to 1 to Tommy Milner (at SEMA) and at the 10.2.2019 HTC reveal. What a wonderful person he is. He is such a great Corvette brand ambassador in so many ways. So talented, so gentle, so well spoken! We are extremely fortunate he is one of the best in so many ways.
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