Chevrolet has announced that Corvette Racing will close its 20th season of competition by competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) 2018 race in Shanghai.
The C7.R racecar, which will wear a special Redline livery for the competition, will be the first factory-run Corvette to race in Asia.
The 6 Hours of Shanghai will take place on November 16-18 at the 5.45km Shanghai International Circuit. Built in 2004, the venue hosts a number of championships including the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix.
“Corvette is a global icon that we are excited to be bringing to race in China — the second-largest market for Chevrolet,” said Scott Lawson, general director of Chevrolet for SAIC-GM.
“Corvette Racing has proven itself as a world-class racing program,” said Mark Kent, Chevrolet director of Motorsports Competition. “Competing in the Shanghai race provides us an additional opportunity to test ourselves against the top manufacturers and teams in the WEC.”