Magnussen to Corvette

Jan Magnussen will switch camps to Corvette for the endurance sportscar classics in 2004. The deal, done yesterday, was announced at the AUTOSPORT International show this morning (Friday)

Magnussen to Corvette

"I'll be part of the Corvette GTS team, driving with Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta at Sebring and Le Mans this year," said Magnussen. The Dane was a Ferrari driver in the category last year, and is an acknowledged sportscar ace.

"I hope the Corvette deal can lead to something permanent," he added. "I am happy to do the enduros this year but what I really want is something permanent for next season."

The second Corvette C5 will be driven by Johnny O'Connell and Ron Fellows in the American Le Mans Series, and they'll be joined by Max Papis for the enduros. Corvette will run a development of last year's car throughout 2004, and will begin to test their 2005 challenger, the C6, around May.

Magnussen will fill out the rest of his season campaigning a Peugeot 307 in the European Touring Car Championship as well as in the Danish series, which his team has won every year of its existence. The foray into Europe is a step up for the team, which has extensive support from Peugeot France in building the 307.

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