Apr 17 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Races to Second in Long Beach Street Fight

Magnussen Recovers from Sixth to Take Runner-Up Finish LONG BEACH, Calif. – Things were looking a little grim for Corvette Racing at the halfway point of the 100-minute American Le Mans at Long Beach, but Jan Magnussen battled back from sixth to a runner-up finish in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R. Magnussen and teammate Johnny O’Connell threaded their way through the unforgiving concrete barriers that line the Long Beach street circuit to finish four seconds behind the No. 45 …

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Apr 17 2010 admin News Comments Off on Race Fans Can Register to Win a Corvette Through June 30

Grand Prize: 2011 Chevrolet Corvette, Trip to Le Mans DETROIT – To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Corvette’s first appearance at the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans, race fans can enter for a chance to win a 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport by entering the “Race To Win Corvette” promotion at www.racetowincorvette.com now through June 30, 2010. One Grand Prize Winner will receive a 2011 Corvette Grand Sport, and a trip to Le Mans, France, for the 2011 …

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Apr 16 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Qualify Third and Fifth in Long Beach ALMS

Team Pleased with Performance in First Street Race for GT Corvette C6.R LONG BEACH, Calif. – Corvette Racing’s twin Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars qualified third and fifth for Saturday’s American Le Mans at Long Beach in the first street race for the GT-spec Corvettes. Johnny O’Connell wheeled the No. 3 Corvette C6.R to a 1:20.308 lap (88.220 mph) around the 1.986-mile, 11-turn temporary bayside circuit. Olivier Beretta was fifth quickest in the GT class at 1:20.438 (88.078 mph) in …

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Apr 13 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Ready to Rebound in Streets of Long Beach

Compressed Schedule and Tight Quarters Emphasize Engineering and Precision on Bayside Circuit LONG BEACH, Calif.  – After beginning the 2010 American Le Mans Series with the longest event on the schedule, Corvette Racing will take on the shortest event on the ALMS calendar this weekend in the series’ second round on the streets of Long Beach. After an uncharacteristic pit lane miscue and a series of mechanical glitches in the season-opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Corvette Racing is …

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Mar 20 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Encounters Perfect Storm in Sebring

Pit Lane Contact Seals Corvettes’ Fate in Classic Endurance Race SEBRING, Fla. – For many years, Sebring International Raceway was Corvette Racing’s Bermuda Triangle, a place where strange things happened routinely. After seven victories at the classic circuit, Sebring was once again the team’s nemesis in the 58th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. An improbable collision in the pit lane ultimately consigned the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6. R to an eighth-place finish and the No. …

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Mar 19 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Qualifies Fifth and Sixth for Sebring 12-Hour Race

Close Qualifying Sets Stage for Intense GT2 Battle in Classic Endurance Contest SEBRING, Fla. – Corvette Racing will be in the midst of the GT2 battle in Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring after qualifying the twin Compuware Corvettes fifth and sixth today. Jan Magnussen turned a fast lap at 2:01.358 (109.758 mph) to put the No. 3 Corvette C6.R fifth on the GT2 grid in the season-opening race of the American Le Mans Series. Oliver Gavin was a …

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Mar 10 2010 admin News Comments Off on New Corvette Racing C6.R and Production Corvette ZR1 Represent the Culmination of More Than 10 Years of Technology Transfer

Updated C6.R to Race in 2010 Le Mans, 50 Years After Corvette’s First Appearance in Legendary Endurance Race DETROIT – Corvette Racing’s second-generation C6.R will be powered by a new 5.5L production-based V-8, to compete in the new unified GT class in the 2010 American Le Mans Series as well as the GT2 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The updated C6.R and the Corvette ZR1 on which it’s based represent the strongest link yet between a production …

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Feb 10 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing to Return to Le Mans in 2010

Corvette Racing Confirms Full-Season ALMS Schedule, Revises Endurance Racing Driver Lineup DETROIT – Corvette Racing will take on its most formidable challenge to date when it competes in the GT2 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in Le Mans, France, on June 12-13. The twin Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars are among the 17 entries in the GT2 class invited by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), organizers of the classic endurance race. Corvette Racing has scored six …

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Dec 22 2009 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing 2009 Review: Doug Fehan Q&A

The First in a Series of Conversations with Corvette Racing DETROIT – Corvette Racing program manager Doug Fehan has seen it all in motorsports, and he had to rely on every element of that hard-earned experience to navigate through a tumultuous 2009 season. In the midst of a global economic storm, Fehan steered Corvette Racing to the team’s sixth win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the successful mid-year introduction of the GT2 version of the Corvette C6.R …

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Oct 10 2009 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Second in Wild Finish to ALMS Season Finale

Corvette Racing Scores Fifth Podium Finish in Five Races with GT2 Corvette C6.R MONTEREY, Calif. – Corvette Racing teammates Jan Magnussen and Johnny O’Connell finished as runners-up in the season-ending Monterey Sports Car Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The race ended as Magnussen spun across the track and hit the wall on the pit straight in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R. The Danish driver was examined and released from the trackside medical center after his encounter with the …

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