Jordan Taylor leaving Corvette Racing, returning to family-owned Acura prototype
General Motors racing has announced a shakeup in its Corvette and Cadillac driver lineup for 2024. Most notable is the departure of Jordan Taylor, who is leaving the Corvette stable to rejoin his family-owned team (Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti Autosport) in an Acura prototype, as the team plans to field a second car for 2024. Taylor will pair with co-driver Louis Delétraz.
In more than ten years as a factory driver for Corvette Racing and General Motors, Taylor achieved 33 victories and four Drivers championships in both prototype and GT competition, including wins in 2020 and 2021 with Corvette Racing. He also was part of the team’s winning lineup for the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2015 and is a three-time Rolex 24 winner in GM-powered entries. The vast majority of his sports car career has come in GM race cars. In the Corvette, he teamed with Antonio Garcia.
“I loved my time competing in GT with Corvette Racing alongside Antonio these past few years. We had a lot of success together. I’ve learned a lot and grown as a driver, so I’m looking forward to bringing that experience back to prototype racing,” Taylor said.
The 2024 Corvette lineup includes Alexander Sims, who returns as a Chevrolet Corvette factory driver, this time for a full season, along with returning veterans Antonio Garcia, Tommy Milner, and Nicky Catsburg. The quartet of drivers will contest the 10-round GTD Pro championship for Corvette Racing by Pratt Miller Motorsports in the debut year of the Corvette Z06 GT3.R.
Sims moves over from Cadillac; Jack Aitken, co-driver of the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac V-Series.R for this year’s four IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup races, will join Pipo Derani as a full-season driver for the 2024 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in the car, replacing Sims.
“We’re very pleased with the full-season IMSA lineup in the Corvette Z06 GT3.R for 2024,” said Mark Stielow, Director, Chevrolet Motorsports Competition Engineering. “The four drivers have exceptional records and history with Corvette. At the same time, we thank Jordan Taylor for his years of service and success with General Motors,” Stielow added. He has been an important part of Corvette Racing and a great ambassador for Chevrolet. We wish him well.”
The current Corvette Racing program is in the midst of its 25th season with 126 race victories to date—114 in IMSA with the most recent coming at the Chevrolet Grand Prix in July at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Also for the second year in a row, Corvette Racing has programs in both IMSA and the FIA World Endurance Championship with the Corvette C8.R, now in its final season of competition.
As for WTRAndretti, Taylor and Delétraz will join teammates Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque, holdovers from this season. Additional drivers for the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup and the Rolex 24 At Daytona will be announced in the coming months.
The 2024 IMSA season begins with the Rolex 24 At Daytona on January 27–28.