AWA has taken delivery of the two Corvette Z06 GT3.Rs with which it will contest the GTD class in the 2024 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The delivery marks a major milestone for GM and Corvette, the delivery of the first customer cars in the new GT3 program.

“Delivering the first two customer Z06 GT3.Rs to AWA marks the start of the next phase of our Corvette customer support program,” said Christie Bagne, Corvette Z06 GT3.R Program Manager. “A big thank you to our constructor Pratt Miller, our GM Performance and Racing team and everyone at the GM Assembly Plant in Bowling Green. We look forward to the continued collaboration with AWA ahead of their preseason test program and on toward the Rolex 24.”

Canadian team AWA was announced earlier this year as the first customer Corvette program in IMSA GTD. Orey Fidani and Matt Bell will be the full-season drivers in the No. 13, while Anthony Mantella and Nico Varrone will pilot the No. 17. Lars Kern and Thomas Merrill will be the endurance additions, respectively.

“Receiving our two Corvette Z06 GT3.R was a special moment,” said Andrew Wojteczko, AWA team owner. “We are excited and motivated for this next chapter, and I’d like to extend my gratitude to Team Chevy for welcoming us with open arms. We can’t wait to get out on track.”

The delivery is the first of three leading up to the debut of the Corvette GT3 on racetracks around the world. TF Sport will receive its Z06 GT3.Rs in January ahead of the FIA World Endurance Championship season, followed by DXDT Racing for GT World Challenge America. Two Z06 GT3.Rs will be campaigned by Corvette Racing by Pratt Miller Motorsports in GTD PRO in the WeatherTech Championship.

AWA is expected to be at IMSA’s pre-season test at Daytona International Speedway in two weeks. The season gets underway with the Roar Before the 24 on Jan. 19-21 ahead of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 25-28.