DETROIT – Jordan Taylor will depart his father’s Wayne Taylor Racing team to join Corvette Racing full-time beginning next season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Taylor will share driving duties of the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Corvette C8.R with veteran driver Antonio Garcia. Taylor replaces Jan Magnussen, who departed the team in October.
Taylor has previous experience as a driver for Corvette Racing, having been part of the team’s endurance lineup from 2012-2017. In that span, he was part of a Corvette Racing victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2015 and finished second at Sebring Int’l Raceway and Petit Le Mans in 2012. Taylor is also a two-time IMSA driver’s champion.
“It’s a huge honor to be back with Corvette Racing for 2020 and part of the full-season lineup,” said Taylor. “I’m very proud to be joining one of the most successful teams in sports car racing history and to represent the Corvette and Chevrolet brands. I was very fortunate to spend six years with Corvette in the endurance races driving both the C6.R and C7.R. Now being back with the brand new C8.R is really special. I am especially happy to be back driving alongside Antonio, who I believe is one of the best GT drivers in the world. I know I will have a lot to learn over the next few months leading to Daytona, but I’m ready and looking forward to the challenge of GTLM.”
Taylor’s father, Wayne Taylor, congratulated his son in a statement and said his team would announce its driver lineup for next season in the near future.
“I want to congratulate Jordan on being named a factory driver for Chevrolet and Corvette Racing,” said Wayne Taylor. “As a father, I can’t express how proud I am to have both my sons in factory rides and, even though they are no longer with Wayne Taylor Racing, I can only wish them well. Our new driver lineup for the 2020 season will be announced in the coming days.”
In addition to Taylor and Garcia, Corvette Racing has also confirmed that Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner will remain with the team as co-drivers of the No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Corvette.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have this group of talented drivers behind the wheel of the mid-engine Corvette C8.R for the 2020 IMSA season,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. vice president, Performance and Motorsports. “Given our rich history at Daytona Int’l Speedway, we are proud to debut the C8.R at the Rolex 24 At Daytona.”