AWA to GTD with Corvette for 2024 and 2025
AWA to Run Dual Corvette Entries in GTD Class for 2024 Season
Toronto (Ontario), August 22, 2023 – AWA is thrilled to announce its future plans as the team proudly joins the Corvette customer racing program and will be running in the GTD class in the 2024 and 2025 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship seasons. The team will field two Corvette Z06 GT3.R entries with the driver lineup to be announced at a later date.
AWA has seen rapid growth over the past couple of seasons with top results following suit as the team has secured podiums and wins at a number of the most challenging and coveted races in the world, including the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring, and the 6 Hours of The Glen. As the nature of the championship continues to evolve, the team has its sights set on taking the next step in the highly competitive series, and Corvette, Chevrolet Motorsports and Pratt Miller Motorsports have the platform to take them there.
The Corvette GT3 race car, constructed by Pratt Miller Motorsports in New Hudson, Michigan, is based on the production Corvette Z06 with the two sharing more common elements than any previous Corvette racing and street vehicle. The Z06 GT3.R’s aluminum chassis frame and the 5.5-liter, flat-plane crankshaft V8 engine both come from Chevrolet’s Bowling Green Assembly factory in Kentucky.
Corvette Racing’s success is far from understated, with over 114 wins in IMSA, 14 manufacturer championships, 15 driver titles and 16 team crowns. As the 2024 Corvette Z06 GT3.R prepares to make its official competition debut next year, AWA holds the privilege of campaigning the two sole GTD entries, alongside Corvette Racing by Pratt Miller Motorsports’ two-car GTD PRO effort.
“We are happy to welcome AWA to the Corvette Racing family,” said Christie Bagne, Corvette Z06 GT3.R Program Manager. “It was important for us to select a highly competitive and collaborative team to be our first representative in the WeatherTech Championship’s GTD class. AWA is a fantastic choice. The team has a proven capability of winning races in multiple sports car categories and series. Our goal is to help AWA compete for championships and race wins with the Z06 GT3.R in 2024 and beyond.”
“It’s great to welcome AWA into our fold,” added Ben Johnson, Pratt Miller Motorsports Technical Director. “We have a deep amount of respect for the team’s level of technical understanding and capabilities. In our meetings and discussions, it’s clear there is a high level of engineering cooperation and insight that will be valuable to rapidly develop the Z06 GT3.R and our customer support program going forward.”
“I am honoured to have the opportunity for AWA to represent Corvette in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship,” said Andrew Wojteczko, AWA team owner and technical director. “I have the utmost respect for the people involved and am looking forward to doing our part to help secure results for the Z06 GT3.R.”