Antonio Garcia

Antonio Garcia

1980-06-05 (age 42)


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Corvette aims to bounce back at The Glen after Le Mans disaster

Antonio Garcia says it’s time for Corvette Racing to bounce back from its appalling bad luck at the Le Mans 24 Hours and put on a strong showing in this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Watkins Glen.

Ferrari the team to beat at Le Mans, says Corvette's Tandy

Nick Tandy feels Ferrari is the favourite for GTE Pro victory in the 90th running of Le Mans 24 Hours despite the strong form shown by his Corvette Racing team in the run-up to Hyperpole qualifying.

Corvette aces race Le Mans to win, despite WEC points on offer

Corvette Racing pair Tommy Milner and Nick Tandy have vowed to chase Le Mans 24 Hours glory with their FIA World Endurance Championship aspirations only a secondary consideration.

Corvette drivers surprised by pace after 12th Sebring win

Antonio Garcia, Jordan Taylor and Nicky Catsburg scored Corvette Racing’s 12th victory in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring but admitted the C8.R’s speed came as a surprise.

Corvette’s close second “hurts” but team “should be proud”

Corvette Racing’s #63 team were left with mixed emotions after falling just 42 seconds short of a debut Le Mans 24 Hours win for the C8.R.

Corvette ace Garcia to run Campos tribute helmet at Le Mans

Corvette Racing ace Antonio Garcia is to run a tribute helmet in the Le Mans 24 Hours for his late friend, mentor and business partner Adrian Campos, who died in January this year.

Special edition Corvette Stingray commemorates IMSA glory

Chevrolet has revealed the 2022 Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Edition to celebrate the car’s dominance in its first season in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Corvette's Garcia 'gave it all' for Gavin send-off podium

Corvette Racing's Antonio Garcia says he 'pushed the whole race' in Saturday's FIA World Endurance Championship season opener at Spa to score a podium finish in Oliver Gavin's farewell race.

Corvette aces Gavin, Garcia relish unlikely Spa WEC partnership

Long-time Corvette stalwarts Oliver Gavin and Antonio Garcia are relishing the prospect of racing together in the same car for the first time at the WEC 6 Hours of Spa, after being competing teammates for over a decade.

Qualifying with GTD “stressful” says GTLM pole winner Garcia

Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia, who earned GT Le Mans class pole for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, says the new rules regarding qualifying make it hard to find a clear lap.

Garcia on emotional Rolex 24 win after bereavements and COVID

Rolex 24 winner Antonio Garcia was left crying from “emotion and rage” after missing the celebrations due to a positive COVID-19 test, soon after the deaths of his grandfather and former mentor Adrian Campos.

Rolex 24 GTLM winner Garcia tests positive for COVID-19

One of Corvette Racing’s Rolex 24 GT Le Mans winners Antonio Garcia has tested positive for Covid-19, which forced him to miss the most of the race.

Garcia happy Sebring isn’t “super stressful” title-decider

IMSA’s 2020 GT Le Mans class champion elect Antonio Garcia says he’s relieved that he and co-driver Jordan Taylor wrapped up the title before the Sebring 12 Hours.

Corvette C8.R had title potential from the get-go - Garcia

Antonio Garcia says he knew winning the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship's GT Le Mans title with the brand-new Corvette C8.R was possible as early as the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Garcia, Taylor win title after penalty for sister Corvette

Corvette Racing pair Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor have been declared champions in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship's GT Le Mans class after a post-race penalty for the sister car at Laguna Seca.

Corvette's Garcia: “If this is a bad result, I’ll take it”

Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia says that while he’s frustrated to still not have a Petit Le Mans win on his résumé, extending his and Jordan Taylor’s championship lead was satisfying.

Garcia “crashed four or five times” on way to Charlotte win

Antonio Garcia admits that several times he almost lost control of the #3 Corvette C8.R as he and Jordan Taylor scored their fifth win of the season at Charlotte’s rain-soaked Roval.

Corvette’s Garcia thought he had a tire “blowing up” ahead of win

Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia admits he was fortunate to finish Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship race at VIRginia International Raceway, as he believed a late-race diffuser problem that caused his car to shake was a tire “blowing up”.

Corvette stars thrilled with first wins at Road America

Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor were left exhilarated and relieved at finally nailing their first ever Road America wins in IMSA competition after a shunt for their primary rivals on the penultimate lap.

Corvette hopeful for Road America, expects BMW fightback

Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor are optimistic that a C8.R can score the new car’s third consecutive IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship win at Road America this weekend, but they expect a stronger challenge from BMW following the latest Balance of Performance changes.

Corvette drivers celebrate "special" 100th IMSA win

Corvette Racing's victorious drivers in IMSA's WeatherTech 240, Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor, have described the American marque's landmark 100th North American sportscar racing win as "huge" and "special".

Corvette drivers positive that sim work has improved the C8.Rs

Corvette Racing’s drivers believe that recent work on Chevrolet’s simulator, and the performance of the C8.Rs on their debut in January at the Rolex 24 Hours, are encouraging pointers to form in next week’s WeatherTech 240 at Daytona.

European IMSA stars facing Sebring travel headaches

Several of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s leading European drivers are facing a race against time to be present for the Sebring 12 Hours before the US ban on travellers from the continent comes into force.

New Corvette C8.R “will be a winning machine”, says Garcia

After a strong race debut for the new mid-engined Corvette C8.R in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona resulted in a fourth place, star driver Antonio Garcia said he expects the car to visit victory lane soon.

New Corvette C8.R needs work to catch Porsche, say drivers

Although both Antonio Garcia and Tommy Milner were reasonably happy with the qualifying laps that earned the new Corvette C8.R third and fourth on the grid for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, both feel there is more work needed to catch the heavily updated Porsche 911 RSRs.

Garcia, Gavin uncertain of Corvette C8.R’s Daytona prospects

Corvette Racing’s veteran stars, Oliver Gavin and Antonio Garcia, are positive about the new mid-engined C8.R’s progress but are uncertain how it will perform relative to its GT Le Mans class opposition at this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Magnussen: Corvette “needs VIR to be good to us again”

Defending IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar GT Le Mans champions Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia say they need a win in this weekend’s round at VIRginia International Raceway, scene of their previous win two years ago.

Corvette drivers rue misfortunes after brave strategies fail

Both Corvette Racing driver line-ups were left frustrated after the team split strategies for the Road America round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, yet neither squad was able to capitalize on the pace of the C7.Rs.

Jan Magnussen: Under half a second away from victory at The Glen columnist Jan Magnussen is enduring somewhat of a win drought in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for Corvette Racing, but he and co-driver Antonio Garcia came agonizingly close to ending it last weekend…

Corvette's Gavin looks forward to Watkins Glen's “huge challenge”

Corvette’s Oliver Gavin says this weekend’s Sahlen’s Six Hours at Watkins Glen will be one of the most physically demanding races on the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule, as the team seeks its first race win since April last year.

Garcia "surprised" by disallowed Corvette laptime

Corvette driver Antonio Garcia says he is "surprised" with the laptime he set in first Le Mans 24 Hours qualifying, which was enough to top the GTE Pro class before it was disallowed.

Jan Magnussen: Runner-up spot at Mid-Ohio puts us in title hunt columnist Jan Magnussen and co-driver Antonio Garcia were on the podium again for Corvette Racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTLM class at Mid-Ohio, and here’s how…

Jan Magnussen: Bruising battle at the Beach

Following third place at Sebring, columnist Jan Magnussen and co-driver Antonio Garcia scored another podium finish at Long Beach, but they had a bumpy ride to the checkered flag…

Corvette falls short at Sebring after strategy gamble

An off-strategy effort by Corvette Racing in the final two hours to get its #3 car to the top step of the GT Le Mans podium in the Sebring 12 Hours was ruined by an extremely late caution period.

Corvette joins Sebring WEC entry list

Chevrolet will contest its home round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Sebring in March.

Gavin: Corvette was victim of Daytona rain “lottery”

Oliver Gavin says the disasters that befell Corvette Racing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona were largely a result of bad luck in the torrential rain, and that the venerable American coupes were fast in the dry.

Corvette needs more work to target Rolex 24 win - Magnussen

Reigning IMSA GT Le Mans champion Jan Magnussen has admitted that his fastest time in qualifying at Daytona on Sunday was “a little artificial” and that Corvette Racing needs to find more pace to contend for race victory in three weeks.

VIR IMSA: Ford’s Westbrook grabs pole in wet and wild qualifying

Richard Westbrook will start Sunday’s GT-only IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Virginia International Raceway from pole position after topping a fascinating qualifying session on Saturday.

VIR IMSA: Garcia leads second practice for Corvette

Chevrolet’s Antonio Garcia led the second IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship practice session at Virginia International Raceway on Friday, lapping over half a second clear of his rivals.

Corvette squad explains late-race double position switch

Corvette Racing has explained that its double switch of position during the final stint of Sunday’s IMSA WeatherTech Championship race at Road America was an attempt to pull off an unlikely last-gasp victory.

Road America IMSA: Jarvis tops incident-packed first practice

Oliver Jarvis set the pace for Mazda Team Joest in opening hour of practice for Road America’s round of the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship.

Lime Rock IMSA: Garcia takes sub-50sec pole for Corvette

Corvette driver Antonio Garcia set a sensational sub-50 second lap at Lime Rock Park to snatch pole for the Northeast Grand Prix, one of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship’s GT-only rounds.

Corvette rues Porsche strategy focus that allowed Ford win

Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia said his chances of winning the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship vanished when he was blindsided by the tactics of the winning Ford GT.

“We can’t be depressed by second,” says Corvette’s Garcia

Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia says that the team wasn’t expecting to win the GTLM class of the Watkins Glen Six Hours, so leading several laps and finishing runner-up was a major achievement.

Corvette drivers positive for Sebring despite Daytona deficit

Corvette Racing’s aces are hopeful that data, experience and strategy can lead to a fourth consecutive Sebring 12 Hours victory this weekend despite their performance shortfall in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Corvettes “didn’t have enough” to fight Fords, says Garcia

The Corvette C7.Rs were simply lacking the pace of the Ford GTs at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, according to Antonio Garcia, a deficit accentuated by the dearth of full-course cautions.

Corvette stars wary of rookie endurance drivers at Rolex 24

Corvette Racing’s previous Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona winners are expecting it to be even more difficult to avoid trouble in this year’s race, due to the increased numbers of prototypes and drivers with little experience of endurance events.

Corvette’s top time was result of tow, says Gavin

Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin has admitted that second fastest time in Daytona’s Roar Before the 24 test was the result of drafting practice with teammate Antonio Garcia.

Jan Magnussen: On the verge of another IMSA title with Corvette columnist Jan Magnussen only has to start Petit Le Mans to wrap up the IMSA GT LM crown – and he’s been designing an F1 track in his down time!

Jan Magnussen: No backing off as we close in on IMSA title columnist Jan Magnussen won last time out at VIR, but knows there’s still plenty to do to take the IMSA GTLM crown.

Corvette drivers reflect on pleasure and pain at Lime Rock

The mood in the Corvette Racing team was split between happiness and disappointment following the seventh round of the 11-race IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Lime Rock Park.

Corvette team “can’t feel bad” despite last-lap defeat

Gary Pratt, Corvette Racing team principal, says the team can take satisfaction from its recovery drive and the thrilling manner in which the GTE Pro class finished, despite a puncture preventing a ninth class victory for the American squad.

Taylor says Corvette is best he’s ever driven at Le Mans

Corvette Racing’s C7.Rs qualified only sixth and tenth for Saturday’s start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but both Jordan Taylor and Jan Magnussen say their car’s handling is far better than last year.

Corvette Racing at Le Mans: All about preparation

Team eager for eight hours of track time ahead attempt at eighth class win

Austin IMSA: Taylors dominate, Corvette wins decimated GTLM class

Jordan and Ricky Taylor dominated the fourth round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Circuit of the Americas in their WTR Cadillac, while the GTLM class hit the self-destruct button at the very first corner.

Corvette drivers puzzled by bizarre race ending

Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia admitted that losing victory on the final turn of the final lap at Long Beach due to a traffic jam caused by crashed GTD cars had left him “confused.”

Corvette Sebring GT victory aided by Porsche pit “mistake” – Garcia

Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia admits that Porsche’s late-race misfortune meant his strongest challenge in the GTLM evaporated in the final hour of the 12 Hours of Sebring.

Milner optimistic about Corvette's Sebring prospects

Tommy Milner, who along with Oliver Gavin and Marcel Fassler won GTLM in last year’s Sebring 12 Hours, is hopeful that rising temperatures will play into the hands of his Corvette C7.R despite having to start from the back of the grid.

Sebring 12h: Cadillac 1-2-3 in second practice

Balance of Performance mods have blunted the fangs of the Cadillac DPi-V.Rs but they still have serious bite, as Wayne Taylor Racing and Action Express Racing dominated the times during second practice for the 65th 12 Hours of Sebring.

Sebring 12h: JDC-Miller Oreca tops first practice

Stephen Simpson nailed fastest time in this morning’s opening practice for the 2017 Sebring 12 Hours, lapping the 3.74-mile course just 0.041sec than the fastest of the Cadillacs.