Richard Westbrook will team with Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner in the No. 74 Corvette C7.R this weekend at Le Mans. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Richard Westbrook will team with Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner in the No. 74 Corvette C7.R this weekend at Le Mans. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

With a new car and renewed hopes, Richard Westbrook is upbeat about Corvette Racing’s chances in this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The GM factory driver, who joins Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin at the wheel of the new Pratt & Miller-built No. 74 Corvette C7.R, is looking to rebound after a disappointing outing in 2013, which saw the previous-generation C6.R struggle against the FIA World Endurance Championship regulars in GTE-Pro.