After Jan Magnussen’s crash at the Porsche Curves during today’s second qualifying session, the No. 63 Corvette C7.R is being pulled from the 24 Hours of Le Mans due to the extent of the damage.
Magnussen was checked out and released by the ACO medical staff, but the same couldn’t be said for his car, which sustained massive damage to the right front and side of the car. Corvette Racing doesn’t have a spare chassis on hand, which means the No. 63 car had to be withdrawn.
“We are disappointed that the No. 63 Corvette C7.R will be unable to compete at Le Mans this year,” Mark Kent, Director of Chevrolet Racing, told SportsCar 365. “The Corvette Racing team put a lot of work into two C7.Rs for this event, and unfortunately only one will be in the race.”
This will be the first time Corvette Racing has ever had to pull an entry at Le Mans.
Photo: Jean-Pierre ESPITALIER (ACO)