Jun 11 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Primed for the Challenge of Le Mans

Chevrolet Team Aims for Eighth Victory in 24 Hours of Le Mans LE MANS, France – Corvette Racing comes into the 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans as the defending champion in the GTE Pro category. Last year the No. 73 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Tommy Milner, Antonio Garcia, and Olivier Beretta scored a come-from-behind victory to capture Corvette Racing’s seventh class title in the world’s biggest sports car race. Ranked by National Geographic as the …

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Jun 03 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Quickest at Le Mans Test Day

Gavin Sets the Pace in GTE Pro in No. 74 Corvette C6.R; Taylor Walks Away from Encounter with Tire Wall in No. 73 Corvette C6.R LE MANS, France – Corvette Racing ended the Le Mans Test Day first and fourth in the GTE Pro category. Oliver Gavin ran the quickest lap in the two four-hour sessions at 3:58.971 in the No. 74 Compuware Corvette C6.R, more than half a second quicker than the car’s qualifying pace last year. The No. …

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May 29 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing at Le Mans Test Day: Rites of Passage for Rookie Jordan Taylor

Eight-Hour Test Will Provide Essential Information for Upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans LE MANS, France – When 10-year-old Jordan Taylor first visited the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2001, the youngster immediately understood that this event was special. Now 11 years later, Taylor is returning to Le Mans – not as a spectator, but as a driver in the world’s most prestigious sports car race. On Sunday, June 3, the 21-year-old college student from Florida will fulfill a …

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May 14 2012 admin News Comments Off on Sebring to Celebrate Corvette’s Racing Heritage in Hall of Fame Ceremony

Chevrolet Corvette to Be Honored as First American Manufacturer in Sebring Hall of Fame SEBRING, Fla. – Corvette’s racing history runs deep at Sebring International Raceway. On Friday, March 16, Chevrolet Corvette will be honored as the first American manufacturer in the Sebring Hall of Fame. The timing of Corvette’s induction is fitting, as Chevrolet celebrates 60 years of Corvette production in 2012 and Sebring stages the milestone 60th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Saturday, March 17. …

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May 12 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Reigns in American Le Mans Series Monterey with One-Two Finish

Gavin and Milner Score Consecutive GT Victories; Magnussen and Garcia Take Second in Six-Hour Race MONTEREY, Calif. – Corvette Racing broke its victory drought at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in convincing fashion today, sweeping the fiercely competitive GT class with a one-two finish in the six-hour American Le Mans Series Monterey. It was the team’s first victory at the central California circuit since a win in the GT1 class in 2008, and its first one-two finish since moving to the …

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May 11 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Qualify Second and Fifth for American Le Mans Series Monterey

Milner Second Quickest in GT at Laguna Seca, Garcia Grabs Fifth on Final Qualifying Lap MONTEREY, Calif. – Corvette Racing drivers Tommy Milner and Antonio Garcia took different approaches to qualifying for Saturday’s six-hour American Le Mans Series Monterey at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, but both produced top-five results. Milner qualified the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R second in the GT class on his third hot lap with a time of 1:22.661 seconds. Garcia waited until his seventh lap around …

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May 07 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing at Laguna Seca: Getting a Grip on a Challenging Circuit

Third Round of American Le Mans Series Is Crucial in GT Championship Fight MONTEREY, Calif. – With 82 class victories to its credit, Corvette Racing has celebrated at race tracks from California to France – but it’s been four years since the Corvette drivers sprayed champagne from the top step of the podium at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Fresh from a win in the preceding round on the streets of Long Beach, Calif., the Chevrolet team enters Saturday’s six-hour American …

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Apr 14 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Wins Long Beach ALMS

Gavin and Milner Score GT Victory on Streets of Long Beach; Magnussen and Garcia Finish Fourth in Battered Corvette LONG BEACH, Calif. – Corvette Racing drivers Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin won a hard-fought battle in the streets of Long Beach today, claiming a GT class victory in the second round of the American Le Mans Series. The pair completed 84 laps on the 1.968-mile temporary circuit in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R, finishing 4.26 seconds ahead of the …

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Apr 13 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes to Start Second and Third on Streets of Long Beach

Grid Set by Championship Points as Rain Washes Out Qualifying for Second Round of ALMS LONG BEACH, Calif. – The streets of Long Beach were awash today as qualifying for Saturday’s two-hour American Le Mans Series at Long Beach was canceled due to rain and standing water on the temporary circuit. With the starting grid consequently determined by championship points, the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia will start second in the GT category, …

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Apr 09 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing to Debut New Wide-Body Race Cars in Sebring Season-Opener

New Corvette C6.Rs and New Driver Lineup to Highlight 60th Annual Sebring 12-Hour Race SEBRING, Fla. – Following an intense preseason testing program, Corvette Racing will begin its quest for the American Le Mans Series GT championship in the season-opening 60th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Saturday, March 17. Originally constructed as a training ground for B-17 bomber crews during World War II, the runways and service roads of Sebring Airport became a proving ground for legions …

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