Ricky Taylor is the 26-year-old elder son of team owner Wayne Taylor who returns to the No. 10 Konica Minolta Corvette DP as full-time co-driver for his sixth career season and third in a row alongside his younger brother Jordan. He co-drove to a pair of victories each in 2014 and 2015 enroute to second place and fifth place, respectively, in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship driver and team standings. The 2014 victories came on the Streets of Belle Isle circuit in downtown Detroit for the team’s second win in a row at the Chevrolet-sponsored event, and in dominating fashion alongside third driver Max “The Ax” Angelelli at the season-ending Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. The 2015 victories came at both races Taylor earned pole positions – in dominating fashion once again on the Long Beach (Calif.) Grand Prix street circuit, and at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario. Last season’s qualifying performance earned Taylor the 2015 TOTAL Pole Award. Taylor co-drove to seven wins and 10 pole positions alongside Angelelli in the No. 10 WTR entry from 2010 through 2012. In 2011, he secured a near-history-making six consecutive pole positions – one shy of the series record set by Jon Fogarty in 2007. Taylor co-drove the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP with Richard Westbrook during the 2013 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series season. Taylor also was selected to join his brother in the two-car factory Corvette C6.R ZR1 lineup at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016.
Jordan Taylor, the 24-year-old younger son of team owner Wayne Taylor, followed a banner 2013 season by winning a pair of TUDOR United SportsCar Championship races each in 2014 and 2015 co-driving with his older brother Ricky in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Corvette DP. They finished second and fifth in the championship, respectively, the past two seasons. The Taylor brothers scored their 2014 victories at Detroit in June and at the season-ending Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in October, the latter alongside third driver Max “The Ax” Angelelli. The 2015 victories came on the Long Beach (Calif.) Grand Prix street circuit and at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario. In 2013, Jordan Taylor’s first full season in DP-class competition, he co-drove with Angelelli to the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series driver’s championship behind a series-high five victories, three poles and six podiums. Overall, Jordan Taylor has 11 wins, 24 podium finishes and has qualified on the pole 10 times in his 79 Rolex and TUDOR series starts. He also has co-drove the factory Chevrolet Corvette C6.R ZR1 to victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June 2015 after a runner-up finish in 2014.
He’s known as “Max the Ax” for his flamboyant ability to cut through race traffic and, in 2016, the former Italian F3 champion will co-drive with brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Corvette DP for the third seasons in a row at the four iconic sports car racing events that make up the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup (the Rolex 24 At Daytona, Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, and the Petit Le Mans). Angelelli co-drove to victory with the Taylor brothers at the 2014 Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta to elevate his career total to 27 wins, surpassed only by Scott Pruett’s 44 and Memo Rojas’ 29. In addition to the 2014 Petit Le Mans victory, Angelelli co-drove to runner-up finishes at the 2014 Rolex 24 and 2015 Sebring 12-hour. In 2013, Angelelli co-drove with Jordan Taylor to the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series driver championship with five wins, 10 podium finishes and 12 top-fives in 14 events. In 2005, Angelelli co-drove with Wayne Taylor to the Rolex Series title.