Wayne Taylor, Larbre Formulating Corvette LMGTE Pro Effort


Wayne Taylor and Jack Leconte, of Wayne Taylor Racing and Larbre Competition respectively, are in talks about plans of creating a joint LMGTE Pro effort for the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship.

Taylor is attempting to set up a GTE Pro Corvette C7R entry for next year, and is apparently keen to sign son Ricky Taylor up for one of the seats. Jordan Taylor, who races in the team’s Tudor United SportsCar Championship entry alongside brother Ricky, is also a possibility as a driver.

Talking to Sportscar365, Wayne Taylor revealed that: “We’re trying to see if we can formulate a plan to run a GTE-Pro car in the WEC next year. It would be with Ricky or it could be with both. It’s a little bit up in the air. There’s a few things that have to fall into place.”

The WTR and Larbre team owners met at the Circuit of The Americas last weekend to discuss the plans, and a deadline for putting the plans together by October 31 has been given.

This year, Corvette Racing has continued to only enter the 24 Hours of Le Mans, using its Tudor Championship GTLM cars, and drivers from its full season TUSC entry as well as Jordan Taylor himself. Larbre Competition, meanwhile, remain the sole season-round Corvette in the WEC pit lane, entering the LMGTE Am category instead.

Despite all this, Wayne Taylor remains enthusiastic about his team’s commitment to the North American series, promising that sons Ricky and Jordan will continue to pilot the Corvette Daytona Prototype in what will be rebranded as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.