Sep 26 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing at Petit Le Mans: The Long and Winding Road Atlanta

Corvette Team Seeks Repeat GT Victory in American Le Mans Series Season Finale BRASELTON, Ga. – Corvette Racing’s twin Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars have completed thousands of laps since the team’s debut in 1999, but the one that stands out is the last lap at Petit Le Mans in 2010. After more than nine hours of racing, Corvette driver Oliver Gavin caught and passed the class-leading Ferrari within sight of the final corners. As the fuel-starved Ferrari faltered, Gavin …

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Sep 17 2011 admin News Comments Off on Fifth and Seventh for Corvette Racing in Laguna Seca ALMS

A Long Day in Monterey as Team Experiences Highs and Lows on Roller Coaster Road Course MONTEREY, Calif. – The six-hour American Le Mans Monterey proved to be trying day for Corvette Racing as the Compuware Corvette C6.Rs finished fifth and seventh in the GT class. While the cars showed competitive speed, keeping a handle on the roller coaster Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca circuit throughout a stint was a challenge for the Corvettes. Jan Magnussen and Oliver Gavin finished fifth …

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Sep 16 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Qualifies Second and Eighth for Laguna Seca ALMS

Gavin Puts No. 4 Corvette C6.R on GT Front Row for Third Straight Race MONTEREY, Calif. – As the laps counted down in qualifying for Saturday’s ModSpace American Le Mans Series Monterey, Corvette Racing engineer Chuck Houghton radioed to driver Oliver Gavin, “A tenth of a second will put you in P2.” Gavin responded with his quickest lap of the 15-minute qualifying session, taking the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R from sixth to second on the GT grid. “As always, …

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Sep 13 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing at Laguna Seca: Riding the Roller Coaster

Strategy and Speed to Determine Success in Six-Hour Endurance Race MONTEREY, Calif. – The 2011 season has been a roller coaster year for Corvette Racing, with both victory celebrations and bitter disappointments. Saturday’s six-hour ModSpace American Le Mans Series Monterey, the penultimate round of the ALMS championship, will be contested on a track reflects this harsh reality of top-level motorsports competition, a circuit with enough ups and downs to qualify as America’s fastest amusement park ride. The storied Corkscrew turn …

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Sep 03 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Finishes Third and Seventh in Baltimore Street Fight

Gavin and Magnussen Recover from First-Turn Melee to Score Podium Finish BALTIMORE – Spins, accidents, penalties and punctures all figured in Corvette Racing’s results in the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix. Played out before an enthusiastic crowd in the packed grandstands, the two-hour race had everything expected in a street race – and more. When it was over, Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen stood on the GT podium in third place. That was a remarkable comeback after an incident in the …

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Sep 02 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Qualify Second and Fourth for Inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix

Corvettes Quick on Downtown Street Circuit After Abbreviated Practice Sessions BALTIMORE, Sept. 2, 2011 – A late start and a scant 75 minutes of practice meant that the learning curve for the American Le Mans Series Baltimore Grand Prix was a steep one. Jan Magnussen and Tommy Milner proved to be fast learners when they qualified Corvette Racing’s twin Compuware C6.Rs second and fourth respectively for Saturday’s two-hour street race through downtown Baltimore. Magnussen was quickest in the abbreviated final …

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Sep 02 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing at Baltimore Grand Prix: The Science of Street Racing

Corvettes Quick on Downtown Street Circuit After Abbreviated Practice Sessions BALTIMORE – A late start and a scant 75 minutes of practice meant that the learning curve for the American Le Mans Series Baltimore Grand Prix was a steep one. Jan Magnussen and Tommy Milner proved to be fast learners when they qualified Corvette Racing’s twin Compuware C6.Rs second and fourth respectively for Saturday’s two-hour street race through downtown Baltimore. Magnussen was quickest in the abbreviated final practice session, and …

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Aug 21 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Bridge Returns to Road America

Chevrolet Celebrates Homecoming in the Heartland with Ceremony at Landmark Overpass ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Great tracks are known by great landmarks. The Dunlop Bridge at Le Mans, Eau Rouge at Spa-Francorchamps, the Pagoda at Indianapolis Motor Speedway instantly identify these celebrated circuits. For generations of road racing fans, the Corvette Bridge was the symbol of Road America – and now it’s back. Standing like a sentinel at the approach to Turn 6, the Corvette Bridge has witnessed amazing feats …

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Aug 20 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Takes Fifth at Road America

Gavin and Magnussen Run at the Front in GT, Beretta and Milner Retire after Accident ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – The fans wanted a four-hour race at Road America, and the American Le Mans Series teams delivered four hours of nonstop action in the Time Warner Cable Road Race Showcase. The No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen finished fifth in the GT class after running in the lead pack throughout the race. The No. 3 …

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Aug 19 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Qualify Second and Sixth in Road America

Magnussen Qualifies No. 4 Corvette C6.R Under GT Track Record, Misses Pole by .005 Second ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Jan Magnussen was more than a second quicker than Oliver Gavin’s pole-winning lap at Road America in 2010, and six tenths of a second under the GT qualifying record set in 2008. Despite the Dane’s strong performance today, he missed putting the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R on the GT pole for the second consecutive year by .005-second. That was the …

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