(Motorsport-Total.com)—According to Tommy Milner, the new Corvette Z06 GT3.R, which will be eligible to launch all GT3 classes in the future, functions in a similar fashion to the current model. Milner points to the GTE C8.R he drove in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) this year. He won the 6 Hours of Monza with Nick Tandy.
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Testing of the new Corvette GT3 has begun
From 2024, the new GT3 model will come. ADAC GT Masters and Co. Signs refer to the year 2025, but at least the Corvette’s comeback is just the rage of time. after this poses And for the first test drive, factory driver Tommy Milner gives the car an initial assessment.
“It doesn’t feel very different from what I’m used to on this platform,” says the American.Sports car 365There are some differences here and there. But we go through the same process as with the C8.R and C7.R.”
In doing so, it primarily refers to comparing data from the simulator to the real world. “A simulator allows engineers to try things that you wouldn’t experience in the real world. Then you go out on the track and match it.”
However, a new challenge will be adapting the Corvette Z06 GT3.R to different tires. The GTE rides on bespoke Michelin development tires. Those times are over now. Test drives take place on Michelin customer tires. These are used in IMSA, which has priority for business developer Pratt & Miller.
Different frames as a challenge
“Customer tires aren’t too far behind,” Milner sums up. Corvette Racing also benefits from the fact that you already have IMSA experience with a customer tire. The C8.R runs there in the GTD Pro as a transition model. It’s a GTE. It is in line with the GT3 cars via Balance of Performance (BoP) and is equipped with ABS.
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“It helps that we don’t have to learn a new tire at the same time as to test the car,” says the 36-year-old. “Having access to a year’s worth of data helps a lot with the whole process. The ABS isn’t a big deal either, I got used to it quickly.” Milner drove a GTD Corvette at the 24 Hours of Daytona.
“But the important thing is to test with different tire manufacturers. And that’s going to take a lot of work to figure out how to get the best out of a Michelin customer tire, a Pirelli customer tire, a Dunlop, and whatever else is out there at the same time.”
After 2023, the GTE/GT3 duo will be conquered in sports car racing, and Corvette is preparing for that with the new car. He looks forward to the prospects: “As a driver it is, of course, great to be able to drive all these great races: Nürburgring, Spa, Bathurst and so on. These races will enable Corvette to write a new chapter in its book.”