Corvette Racing is one of the most talked-about names when it comes to professional racing teams, especially for Corvette and Chevy fans. However, there are a few other places besides the American Le Mans Series that you can catch Corvettes hashing it out at professional events, like the Nurburgring 24 being held this weekend. And, as we found out from CorvetteBlogger, this race has a close tie to Corvette Racing this year for all you fans. As it turns out, Corvette Racing’s regular No. 4 C6.R driver Tommy Milner and endurance driver Richard Westbrook, as well as the team’s regular No. 3 C6.R driver Jan Magnussen will be competing as a team for the German race win.
The three Corvette Racing drivers will join the 2010 FIA GT3 Drivers’ Championship winner Daniel Keilwitz under the HARIBO name to compete in the faster SP9 class of the 24 hour race behind the wheel of the a GT3 Z06R Callaway Corvette. This car is one of two privately-built Corvette entries in the race .
The HARIBO company is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year with the Corvette entry and has aptly given it the #90 designation. You may recognize the HARIBO name as the German company that supplies your local convenience store with gummy bears and gummy worms.
The Corvette Racing team members and Keilwitz will tackle the 15.2-mile course made up of the Nurburgring’s Nordschleife, or North Course, and the F1 circuit starting tomorrow at 4 PM, local time.
For more information, check out CorvetteBlogger.com and be sure to tune in to the live streaming coverage on the official website as the HARIBO Corvette takes on the Nurburgring 24 starting at 10 AM Eastern tomorrow.