Jordan Taylor returns to Corvette Racing

November 14, 2019

Jordan Taylor returns to Corvette Racing

November 14, 2019

After racing in endurance events for Corvette Racing from 2012 to 2017, Jordan Taylor returns to the team on a full-time basis in the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The two-time prototype class champion replaces Jan Magnussen in the team’s new C8.R. He’ll share the car with Antonio Garcia.

Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner continue in the No. 4 C8.R. That car will be silver with yellow accents. Taylor and Garcia’s No. 3 car will be yellow with silver accents.

Photo courtesy Corvette Racing

Meanwhile, Taylor’s arrival marks the first new full-season Corvette Racing driver in nearly a decade. Milner, who joined in 2011, was perpetually Corvette’s “new guy” for nine consecutive seasons.

“It’s a huge honor to be back with Corvette Racing for 2020 and part of the full-season lineup,” Taylor said. “I’m very proud to be joining one of the most successful teams in sports car racing history and to represent the Corvette and Chevrolet brands.

“I was very fortunate to spend six years with Corvette in the endurance races driving both the C6.R and C7.R. Now being back with the brand new C8.R is really special. I am especially happy to be back driving alongside Antonio, who I believe is one of the best GT drivers in the world.

“I know I will have a lot to learn over the next few months leading to Daytona, but I’m ready and looking forward to the challenge of GTLM.”

So, this means Taylor becomes the second brother to leave his father Wayne Taylor’s team. Wayne Taylor offered words of encouragement in a team statement.

“I want to congratulate Jordan on being named a factory driver for Chevrolet and Corvette Racing,” Wayne Taylor said.

“As a father, I can’t express how proud I am to have both my sons in factory rides and, even though they are no longer with Wayne Taylor Racing, I can only wish them well. Our new driver lineup for the 2020 season will be announced in the coming days.”

Still to come is the naming of Corvette’s endurance race drivers.

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