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Corvette Racing in Canada: Corvette Racing Fast Facts

Ahead of Round 5 of the American Le Mans Series

What: Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix, Round 5 of the 2013 American Le Mans Series. The race airs live at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and 11:45 a.m. ET on ESPN3.

No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R - Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner

Starting fifth in GT. Tommy Milner qualified at 1:16.083 (116.352 mph) Saturday.

History at Lime Rock Park

  • Oliver Gavin - Ten ALMS starts. Best finish: 1st (2004-05, 2011). Two fastest race laps (2004, 2007)
  • Tommy Milner - Seven ALMS starts. Best finish: 3rd (2007, 2010)

No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R - Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen

Starting 10th in GT. Jan Magnussen qualified second at 1:15.601 (117.094 mph) Saturday. He crashed hard at Turn 3 with the damage sending the car to the rear of the grid.

History at Lime Rock Park

  • Antonio Garcia - One ALMS start. Best finish: 2nd (2012)
  • Jan Magnussen - 11 ALMS starts. Best finish: 1st (1999 - overall, 2007-09, 2011)

The Corvette Racing crew - from both the No. 3 and No. 4 cars - worked until just after midnight to repair the damage from Magnussen's shunt. No. 3 crew chief Dan Binks said the car was more or less rebuilt all the way up from the chassis. The car rolled through IMSA technical inspection just before 8 a.m.

Corvette Racing at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Number of races: 13

Victories: Nine (2001-05, 2007-09, 2011)

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Debut: 2000

Team 1-2 finishes: Five (2002, 2004-05, 2007-08)

  • First race: 2000 (2nd in GTS)
  • First win: 2001 (Ron Fellows/Johnny O'Connell)

They Said It

"What makes us good is that everyone at Corvette Racing digs deep. As long as that thing didn't need a new chassis, it was going to make the race. Everybody poured their hearts into this thing - both the 3 and 4 car guys worked hard on it and left about midnight. We changed literally everything: the transmission, all the control arms, front and rear swaybars, nose, bodywork, door, exhaust system, steering rack...it was wiped out. But it was a lot of stuff that all had been fit at the shop so it goes on pretty good. To be ready seven hours after a shunt like that is pretty amazing. I don't think any other car or team here could do that. Everyone worked really hard. We have a really great race car and still have a chance to win this thing." - Dan Binks, Corvette Racing No. 3 Crew Chief

"That sort of sinking feeling (downhill through Turn 2) is what makes driving these cars so much fun. It's a big challenge, obviously. I look forward to those opportunities. A tough track like that is fun to learn. When you have a quick lap there, it feels very rewarding. In that regard, that's why I like it so much." - Tommy Milner

Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix (all times ET)
Warmup: 9:10 a.m. ET, Sunday, July 21
Race: Noon ET, Sunday, July 21

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park: Watch It!
Sunday, July 21 (all times ET)
Race (TV): Live - 1 p.m., Sunday, July 21 (ESPN2)
Web: Live - 11:45 a.m., Sunday, July 21 (ESPN3)

ALMS GT Championship Standings

Driver Standings

Team Standings

Manufacturer Standings

1. Dirk Muller - 62

2. Antonio Garcia/Jan Magnussen - 46

3. John Edwards - 46

4. Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner - 45

5. Bill Auberlen/Maxime Martin - 44

1. Corvette Racing- 72

1. BMW Team RLL - 72

2. SRT Motorsports - 45

3. Paul Miller Racing - 30

4. Risi Competizione - 29

1. Chevrolet - 75

2. BMW - 72

3. Ferrari - 51

4. SRT - 50

5. Porsche - 50

Corvette Racing at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Year

Class

Drivers

Result

Car

Notes

2000

GTS

Fellows/Pilgrim

2nd

Corvette C5-R

Fellows pole, fastest race lap

2001

GTS

Fellows/O'Connell

1st

Corvette C5-R

 
   

Collins/Pilgrim

3rd

Corvette C5-R

 

2002

GTS

Fellows/O'Connell

1st

Corvette C5-R

 
   

Collins/Pilgrim

2nd

Corvette C5-R

Pilgrim fastest race lap

2003

GTS

Fellows/O'Connell

1st

Corvette C5-R

 
   

Collins/Gavin

7th

Corvette C5-R

Gavin pole

2004

GTS

Fellows/O'Connell

2nd

Corvette C5-R

 
   

Beretta/Gavin

1st

Corvette C5-R

Gavin pole, fastest race lap

2005

GT1

Fellows/O'Connell

2nd

Corvette C6.R

 
   

Beretta/Gavin

1st

Corvette C6.R

 

2006

GT1

Fellows/O'Connell

4th

Corvette C6.R

 
   

Beretta/Gavin

2nd

Corvette C6.R

 

2007

GT1

Magnussen/O'Connell

1st

Corvette C6.R

 
   

Beretta/Gavin

2nd

Corvette C6.R

Gavin pole, fastest race lap

   

Fellows/Pilgrim

3rd

Corvette C6.R

 

2008

GT1

Magnussen/O'Connell

1st

Corvette C6.R

O'Connell pole

   

Beretta/Gavin

2nd

Corvette C6.R

Beretta fastest race lap

2009

GT2

Magnussen/O'Connell

1st

Corvette C6.R

 
   

Beretta/Gavin

3rd

Corvette C6.R

 

2010

GT

Beretta/O'Connell

5th

Corvette C6.R

 

Gavin/Magnussen

4th

Corvette C6.R

Magnussen fastest race lap

2011

GT

Beretta/Milner

6th

Corvette C6.R

 
   

Gavin/Magnussen

1st

Corvette C6.R

 

2012

GT

Garcia/Magnussen

2nd

Corvette C6.R

Magnussen pole

   

Gavin/Milner

10th

Corvette C6.R

Release Date: July 21, 2013