Aug 03 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Qualify Fifth and Sixth for ALMS Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge

Garcia and Milner Qualify within Half-Second of Pole in Hotly Contested GT Class LEXINGTON, Ohio, – The heat was on at Mid-Ohio today during GT qualifying for Saturday’s Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge, the sixth round of the American Le Mans Series. As the ambient temperature topped 94 degrees and the track temperature climbed to 110 degrees, Antonio Garcia qualified the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R fifth in the hotly contested class at 1:19.536 (102.213 mph). Tommy Milner was right behind …

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Jul 31 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing at Mid-Ohio: Midterm Report and a Rivalry Renewed

A Look Back and a Look Ahead at the Midpoint of 2012 ALMS Season 2011 Mid-Ohio: Racing in the rain LEXINGTON, Ohio, – With five races completed and five to go, Corvette Racing will be halfway home at its home track. Saturday’s Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course signals the start of the second half of the 2012 American Le Mans Series. At the season’s midpoint, Corvette Racing and Chevrolet stand atop the driver, team, and …

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Jul 22 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Second in ALMS Grand Prix of Mosport

Magnussen and Garcia Take GT Championship Lead with Runner-up Finish Bowmanville, Ont. – Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen scored their fourth podium finish in five American Le Mans Series races in today’s Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport. Their No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R started on the GT pole after setting a qualifying record Saturday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Garcia led the opening 47 minutes in his first race at Mosport, and Magnussen was in contention for …

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Jul 21 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Qualifies One-Two for ALMS Grand Prix of Mosport

Magnussen Wins Pole with Record-Shattering Run, Gavin Second with Sub-Record Time Bowmanville, Ont. – Corvette Racing blew away the GT track records at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park today en route to qualifying first and second for Sunday’s Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport. Jan Magnussen qualified the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R on the GT pole with a time of 1:15.478 (117.285 mph), eclipsing the record set in 2008 by 1.385 seconds. Oliver Gavin also obliterated the previous …

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Jul 17 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing at Mosport: Aiming for a Repeat Performance

Momentum Matters as Chevrolet Team Drives for Repeat Victory in ALMS Grand Prix of Mosport 2011 Grand Prix of Mosport Victory Bowmanville, Ont. – By any other name, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – the track formerly known as Mosport – would still be as fast. With its roots firmly anchored in the ’60s and its character unchanged for more than 50 years, the 2.5-mile circuit in the Canadian countryside near Toronto is decidedly Old School. With daunting high-speed corners and …

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Jul 07 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Finishes Second and Third in ALMS Northeast Grand Prix

Magnussen and Garcia Runners-Up in GT at Lime Rock Park, Gavin and Milner Extend Championship Lead LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Corvette Racing came out of the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix with its best result at Lime Rock Park since 2008 as the twin Compuware Corvette C6.Rs finished second and third in the hard-fought GT class. When the race ended under caution, Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia were second in the No. 3 Corvette C6.R. Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner …

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Jul 06 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Qualify Third and Sixth for ALMS Northeast Grand Prix

Gavin Grabs Third on Final Lap as Traffic and Red Flag Complicate Qualifying at Lime Rock Park LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Corvette Racing’s twin Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars qualified third and sixth in the GT class for Saturday’s American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. Traffic played a key role in qualifying on the tight 1.5-mile circuit, and after a red flag interrupted the 15-minute session, it came down to a two-lap shootout to determine the GT …

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Jul 02 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing at Lime Rock: Back to Business at the Bullring

American Le Mans Series Returns to Series’ Shortest Track for Rough-and-Tumble Fourth Round LAKEVILLE, Conn. – With the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the rearview mirror, Corvette Racing is now driving for the American Le Mans Series GT championship. The series’ fourth round, the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix, will be contested on Saturday, July 7, in the tight confines of Lime Rock Park. This 1.5-mile circuit in the Connecticut countryside is road racing’s equivalent of a short-track …

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Jun 17 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Finishes Fifth and Sixth in 24 Hours of Le Mans

Corvettes Overcome Adversity to Take Checkered Flag in GTE Pro LE MANS, France – Corvette Racing finished the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans for the 12th time in 13 attempts as both the No. 73 and No. 74 Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars were running at the finish of the world’s most demanding sports car race. The No. 73 Corvette C6.R driven by Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia, and Jordan Taylor completed 326 laps and finished fifth in the GTE …

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Jun 17 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing 18-Hour Report: Morning in Le Mans

American Team Perseveres Through Problems, Corvettes Run Fifth and Sixth in GTE Pro LE MANS, France – It was a long night and a difficult morning for Corvette Racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The aftereffects of the previous issues with the No. 74 Compuware Corvette C6.R and two accidents required repeated visits to the garage, while the No. 73 Compuware Corvette C6.R also had to overcome mechanical problems. As a result, the Corvettes were fifth (No. 73) …

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