Jun 12 2011 admin News Comments Off on 74 Corvette Retires After Accident, 73 Corvette Second at 18-Hours in Le Mans

Magnussen Walks Away but Damaged Corvette Withdrawn After Leading Since First Hour LE MANS, France – “OK, that’s it.” With those words from crew chief Brian Hoye, the 24 Hours of Le Mans ended for the No. 74 Compuware Corvette C6.R. The yellow and black Corvette had led the GTE category since the safety car period in the first hour of the race. Nearly 16 hours later, contact with a Porsche resulted in extensive damage to the front and rear …

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Jun 12 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Wins 24 Hours of Le Mans

Corvette Wins GTE Class, Scores Seventh Win for Chevrolet LE MANS, France – “The car’s a lap down, but we can make that up,” said Corvette Racing team manager Gary Pratt with six hours remaining in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Pratt’s words proved prophetic as the No. 73 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Olivier Beretta, Tommy Milner and Antonio Garcia relentlessly pursued the class-leading No. 51 Ferrari 458 Italia, cutting the margin by seconds every lap. American driver …

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Jun 11 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Maintains Lead at Midpoint of 24 Hours of Le Mans

No. 74 Corvette Holds 75-Second Advantage in GTE at 12 Hours LE MANS, France – Corvette Racing continued to set the pace in the GTE class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. After 12 hours of racing, the No. 74 Compuware Corvette C6.R had a one-minute, 15-second lead over the No. 51 Ferrari 458 Italia. The No. 73 Compuware Corvette C6.R was running fourth with 149 laps completed at 3 a.m. A two-hour, 22-minute safety car period to repair …

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Jun 11 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Leads Le Mans GTE at Six Hours

Good Form and Good Fortune Favor No. 74 Corvette in Early Going LE MANS, France – Corvette Racing ran at the front in the fiercely competitive GTE Pro category throughout the first quarter of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The No. 74 Compuware Corvette C6.R took the lead in the first hour during an extended safety car period and held it as the sixth hour ended. The No. 73 Compuware Corvette ran as high as second and was consistently …

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Jun 09 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Qualifies Fourth and Sixth for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Team Focuses on Race Day Preparations in Final Qualifying Sessions LE MANS, France – At midnight in Le Mans, the field was set for the 59th running of the world’s greatest sports car race. Corvette Racing will start fourth and sixth in the 18-strong GTE Pro field in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Back-to-back two-hour qualifying sessions tonight determined the final qualifying order, but the Corvette Racing crew concentrated on preparing for the upcoming 24-hour endurance test. Both Compuware …

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Jun 08 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Fourth and Fifth in Provisional Le Mans Qualifying

Magnussen and Beretta Post Top-Five Qualifying Times in First Qualifying Session LE MANS, France – Preparations for this weekend’s 79th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans began today with four hours of free practice followed by the first of three two-hour qualifying sessions. Corvette Racing’s twin Compuware Corvette C6.Rs were third and fifth in the opening practice session. Then after a two-hour break, the initial qualifying session ran from 10 p.m. to midnight on the imposing 8.5-mile circuit. …

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Jun 07 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Celebrates Chevrolet Centennial at 24 Hours of Le Mans

American Team Aims for Seventh Le Mans Win, First GTE Title LE MANS, France – Racing has been a part of Chevy’s heritage since the company was founded in 1911 by Swiss-born race car driver Louis Chevrolet and financier Billy Durant. Now as Chevrolet celebrates its 100th birthday and Corvette Racing commemorates the 10th anniversary of its first class win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2001, Corvette Racing is seeking to write another chapter in Chevrolet’s rich …

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Jun 06 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette and SPEED Take Fans Inside the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Extensive Live TV Coverage Bolstered by Online Video Stream from Inside Corvette C6.R LE MANS, France – Race fans will have an all-access view of this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, with exclusive features that include “riding along” with Corvette Racing for the entire race. SPEED will televise 17 hours of live coverage on June 11-12, and via a partnership with Corvette Racing, fans can go to www.speedtv.com/corvette to view the hours not televised. Online coverage will include a …

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May 25 2011 admin News Comments Off on 10 Years After: Memories of Corvette Racing’s First Le Mans Victory

A Look Back at Corvette Racing’s Breakthrough Win in 2001 You never forget your first – especially when it’s the first win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Today Corvette Racing is recognized around the world as a powerhouse in international endurance racing, but a decade ago, the members of Chevrolet’s factory sports car team were innocents abroad. Memories of that first Le Mans victory in 2001, contested in a wet and chaotic race, are etched in the minds …

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Apr 24 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Completes Successful Test Day in Le Mans

Tommy Milner Sets the Pace in Preparation for Legendary Endurance Race LE MANS, France – Corvette Racing completed a successful test day at Le Mans on Easter Sunday. Corvette Racing’s four full-season American Le Mans Series drivers – Oliver Gavin, Jan Magnussen, Olivier Beretta and Tommy Milner – used one of the team’s European customer cars to collect valuable data for the upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 11-12. The immense 8.468-mile circuit includes sections of public roads …

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