LE MANS, France – Corvette Racing has withdrawn its pair of Chevrolet Corvette C8.Rs from the 24 Hours of Le Mans at Circuit de la Sarthe.
The news comes a week after Corvette Racing’s rivals, the Porsche GT Team, also announced its withdraw from the annual sports car racing endurance classic.
The event, which was originally scheduled for June 13-14, was rescheduled for Sept. 19-20 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Corvette Racing has a long history of competing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, so our decision to not participate in this historic race this year was not an easy one,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. Vice President Chevrolet Performance and Motorsports.
“Several factors played into our decision, including current conditions and the rescheduled timing. We’re proud Corvette Racing has been invited to the 24 Hours of Le Mans over the past 20 years and regret that we won’t be participating this year. We hope we have the opportunity to race at Le Mans again.”
Corvette Racing had competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for 20-straight seasons prior to the decision to withdraw from the 2020 edition of the race.