Jul 07 2007 admin News Comments Off on Gavin and Beretta Celebrate GT1 Victory in Lime Rock ALMS

Corvette Racing Turns in Another Flawless Performance in American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix LAKEVILLE, Conn. – While millions of Americans celebrated the nation’s birthday with fireworks and amusement park rides, Corvette Racing spent the weekend after the Fourth of July on the roller coaster 1.54-mile Lime Rock Park circuit. Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta avoided the heavy holiday traffic on the congested road course and scored a .384-second victory in their No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R over Johnny O’Connell …

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Jul 06 2007 admin News Comments Off on Beretta Takes GT1 Pole in Lime Rock ALMS by .013 Second

Practice Times Set Grid After Rain Washes Out Qualifying LAKEVILLE, Conn. – The roar of Chevy thunder at Lime Rock Park heralded the arrival of a summer storm that washed out qualifying for Saturday’s American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix. Corvette Racing’s twin Compuware Corvette C6.Rs were separated by 13 thousandths of a second in this morning’s practice session, and that razor-thin margin determined the GT1 starting grid after race officials cancelled the scheduled 20-minute qualifying session. Olivier Beretta circled …

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Jun 17 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Finishes Second in 24 Hours of Le Mans

No. 63 Corvette C6.R Has Flawless Run to Second Spot on GT1 Podium LE MANS, France – Corvette Racing experienced the agony and the ecstasy of endurance racing in the 75th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Drivers Ron Fellows, Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen piloted their No. 63 Compuware Corvette C6.R to a runner-up finish in the GT1 class and sixth overall in the world’s most prestigious sports car race. It was the team’s eighth consecutive podium …

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Jun 17 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Second After 18 Hours in Le Mans

No. 63 Corvette Moves Up in Class as Sun Also Rises in Le Mans LE MANS, France – At dawn’s early light in Le Mans, Corvette Racing was running second in the GT1 class. The No. 63 Compuware Corvette C6.R continued its trouble-free run, stepped up its pace as the sun rose, and benefited from its rivals’ misfortunes. Jan Magnussen recorded the Corvette’s fastest lap, and Ron Fellows moved up from third to second shortly after the 16-hour mark when …

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Jun 16 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Third in GT1 at 12-Hour Mark in Le Mans

No. 63 Corvette Shrugs Off Close Call with Prototype LE MANS, France – At the halfway point of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the No. 63 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Ron Fellows, Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen was holding position, running third in the GT1 class. The Corvette was on the lead lap, 3:46 behind the class-leading No. 007 Aston Martin. The storm cells that swirled through Le Mans dissipated, leaving a crystal clear night for racing. At …

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Jun 16 2007 admin News Comments Off on No. 63 Corvette C6.R Runs Third at Six-Hour Mark at Le Mans

Team Works Overtime to Keep Up with Changing Conditions LE MANS, France – After the first six hours of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the No. 63 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Ron Fellows, Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen was third in the GT1 class. The Corvette was on the lead lap with the No. 007 and No. 009 Aston Martin DBR9s after 82 circuits. The No. 64 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Max Papis retired …

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Jun 16 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Three Hour Report from Le Mans

Driveshaft Problem Sidelines Gavin in No. 64 Corvette; Magnussen Second in GT1 in No. 63 Corvette LE MANS, France – Corvette Racing suffered a rare mechanical problem in the opening hours of the 24 Hours of Le Mans that sidelined the No. 64 Compuware Corvette C6.R. As showers swept over the Le Mans circuit and teams changed tires to cope with the rapidly changing track conditions, driver Oliver Gavin reported a problem with the drivetrain after his fourth pit stop …

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Jun 15 2007 admin News Comments Off on A Lap of Le Mans with Oliver Gavin

Four-Time GT1 Winner Shows the Fast Way Around Le Mans Note: A map of the Le Mans circuit is available here: LeMansMap. LE MANS, France – With four GT1 class victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the last five years – including a streak of three straight wins in 2004-06 – Corvette Racing driver Oliver Gavin knows his way around the Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans. In the following interview, the 34-year-old British ace offers his insights …

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Jun 14 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Prepares for Rainy 24 Hours of Le Mans

Rain Dampens Second Night of Qualifying for Classic Endurance Race LE MANS, France – The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain, but the rain in France fell mainly on the Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans tonight. With a wet track and treacherous conditions, the GT1 qualifying order established on Wednesday night was unchanged. The No. 64 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Max Papis will start third in the GT1 class, and the …

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Jun 13 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Third and Fifth in First Qualifying Session for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Six Drivers Complete Required Laps in Darkness Despite Wet and Slippery Conditions LE MANS, France – Rain and red flags played havoc with Corvette Racing’s best-laid plans in the first of two qualifying sessions for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. With the threat of rain in the air, there was a sense of urgency as tonight’s session began at 7 p.m. When qualifying concluded shortly after midnight, Corvette Racing was third and fifth in provisional GT1 qualifying. Oliver Gavin …

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