Mar 14 2013 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Sets Sights on 2013 after Successful 2012

SEBRING, Fla. – Corvette Racing, after a very successful 2012, is focused squarely on the present as it heads into 61st Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring at historic Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway this weekend. Corvette Racing won the 2012 ALMS GT Manufacturer, Team and Driver (Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner) championships in 2012, and has seven class victories at Sebring since 2002. “Sebring has so much importance and not just from an historic perspective,” said Doug Fehan, Corvette …

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Oct 29 2012 admin News Comments Off on The Year in Review: Corvette Racing’s Championship Season

Chevrolet Team Reigns in 2012 American Le Mans Series GT As Chevrolet celebrated the 60th year of Corvette production, Chevrolet’s Corvette Racing team reigned in the production-based GT class in the 2012 American Le Mans Series. In 10 ALMS races, the twin Compuware Corvette C6.Rs posted four victories, six runner-up finishes, 12 podium appearances, two poles, and five fastest race laps. That performance propelled Corvette Racing to a sweep of the GT class championships. Corvette Racing won the team title …

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Oct 20 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Runner-Up in Petit Le Mans

No. 3 Corvette Finishes Second for Fifth Time in 10 American Le Mans Series Races The race for the GT class victory in the season-ending Petit Le Mans came down to speed versus fuel economy. With the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia, and Jordan Taylor cutting seconds from the No. 01 Ferrari’s lead with every lap, Ferrari driver Toni Vilander made it to the finish without a final fuel stop. Thus the No. 3 …

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Oct 19 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Qualify Fourth and Fifth for ALMS Season Finale

Gavin and Garcia Separated by .021 Seconds in Intense Petit Le Mans GT Qualifying Session Corvette Racing drivers Oliver Gavin and Antonio Garcia qualified the twin Compuware Corvette C6.Rs for Saturday’s season-ending Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta with nearly identical lap times. Gavin put the No. 4 Corvette C6.R fourth on the GT grid with a 1:19.065 lap time (115.652 mph) on the 12-turn, 2.54-mile road course. Garcia was just .021 seconds behind his teammate with a time of …

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Oct 12 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing at Road Atlanta: Finish with a Flourish

With GT Championships Clinched, Corvette Racing Still Has Unfinished Business at Petit Le Mans Season Finale BRASELTON, Ga. – Petit Le Mans, the finale of the 2012 American Le Mans Series, will crown a season that has seen Corvette Racing score four victories in nine ALMS races and sweep the GT driver, team, and manufacturer championships. The pressure to win the class titles may be off, but the Corvette team has unfinished business in the 10-hour/1,000-mile endurance contest in the …

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Sep 15 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Sweeps ALMS GT Championships with VIR 240 Victory

Gavin and Milner Win Drivers Championship with Fourth Victory; Chevrolet Clinches GT Manufacturer Championship, Corvette Racing Takes Team Title ALTON, Va – Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner won the American Le Mans Series GT Drivers Championship with a victory today in the VIR 240 at Virginia International Raceway. Their fourth victory in nine races clinched the GT Manufacturer Championship for Chevrolet and wrapped up the GT Team Championship for Corvette Racing. “This is the kind of day you hope for …

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Sep 14 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Qualify Third and Fourth for ALMS VIR 240

Gavin and Magnussen Claim Second Row in Fast and Furious Qualifying at VIR ALTON, Va – Corvette Racing drivers Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen locked up the second row in GT qualifying for Saturday’s VIR 240 at Virginia International Raceway. Gavin qualified the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R third in the 11-car GT field at 1:46.409 (110.630 mph). Magnussen qualified the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R fourth at 1:46.497 (110.538 mph) in the American Le Mans Series’ first visit to …

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Sep 10 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing at VIR: Very Important Race

With Championships on the Line, Corvette Team Ventures into Uncharted Territory at Virginia International Raceway ALTON, Va – According to the state slogan, Virginia is for lovers, but Virginia International Raceway is for racers. The manicured circuit in the rolling Virginia countryside will host Saturday’s American Le Mans VIR 240, the ninth round of the 10-race 2012 American Le Mans Series. The penultimate event on this year’s ALMS calendar is indeed a VIR – “Very Important Race” – for Corvette …

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Sep 01 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Finish Second and Sixth in Baltimore ALMS

Gavin and Milner Score Big in GT Championship with Runner-up Finish, Magnussen and Garcia Fight Back from Last to Sixth BALTIMORE – Corvette Racing encountered heavy holiday traffic on the streets of Baltimore today, finishing second and sixth in the Baltimore Sports Car Challenge. Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner labored long and hard on the Labor Day weekend to bring the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R across the finish line second, 2.2 seconds behind the winning No. 17 Porsche of …

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Aug 31 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Wins GT Pole for Baltimore Street Race

Gavin Captures 20th Career ALMS Pole on Challenging Street Circuit, Magnussen Third in GT Qualifying BALTIMORE – As Oliver Gavin prepared to make his qualifying run for Saturday’s Baltimore Sports Car Challenge in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R, he asked engineer Chuck Houghton how many laps he had. Houghton replied, “However many it takes for you to put the car on the pole.” Gavin needed only four laps to post the quickest qualifying time in the GT class for …

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