Apr 20 2011 admin News Comments Off on From Long Beach to Le Mans: Corvette Racing’s Overseas Odyssey

Le Mans Test Day Sets the Stage for Sports Car Racing’s Main Event LE MANS, France – This is only a test – but it’s an important one. Corvette Racing will participate in the Le Mans Test Day on Easter Sunday, April 24. This one-day outing on the legendary French circuit will play a key role in the team’s preparations for the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 11-12, 2011. “Every lap at Le Mans is valuable,” said Corvette …

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Apr 16 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Takes Second and Fifth in Streets of Long Beach

Gavin and Magnussen Finish on GT Podium, Milner and Beretta Charge from Back of the Grid LONG BEACH, Calif. – Corvette Racing survived two hours of close combat to finish second and fifth in the American Le Mans Series at Long Beach. Jan Magnussen and Oliver Gavin took the second spot on the GT podium in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R when the race finished under caution. Tommy Milner and Olivier Beretta fought their way from the back of …

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Apr 15 2011 admin News Comments Off on Race Fans Can Register to Win a Corvette Starting April 15

Grand Prize: 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible, Trip to Le Mans Detroit – Race fans can enter for a chance to win a 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible and a trip to Le Mans, France, for the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans by entering the “Race To Win Corvette” promotion at www.racetowincorvette.com now through June 30, 2011. “‘Race to Win Corvette’ is a tremendous opportunity for a race fan to win one of the most iconic sports …

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Apr 15 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Qualifies Second and Ninth for Long Beach Street Race

Split Strategy Boosts Magnussen to Front Row, Milner Makes Strong Run in First Qualifying Run with Corvette LONG BEACH, Calif. – Corvette Racing driver Jan Magnussen finished second in last year’s American Le Mans Series race on the Long Beach street circuit, and that is where he will start Saturday’s two-hour race on the bayside circuit. Magnussen posted the second quickest time in the GT class at 1:19.137 (89.526 mph) in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R, just .047 seconds …

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Apr 11 2011 admin News Comments Off on Tommy Milner: The Long and Short of Long Beach

Corvette Racing New Guy’s Guide to the First Street Race of the Season LONG BEACH, Calif. – Sebring and Long Beach are the yin and yang of the American Le Mans Series. Last month’s season-opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring is the longest event on the ALMS schedule; the upcoming two-hour American Le Mans Series at Long Beach on April 16 is the shortest. The distance between the former bomber base in central Florida that hosts the Sebring enduro …

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Apr 08 2011 admin News Comments Off on New Documentary “The Quest” Captures Corvette’s Magical 50th Anniversary at Le Mans

Film Premiere on May 6 to Benefit Chip Miller Charitable Foundation CARLISLE, Pa. – Last year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans marked the 50th anniversary of Corvette’s first participation in the world’s most celebrated sports car race. Fifty years after Briggs Cunningham’s No. 3 Corvette finished first in the large displacement GT category, the restored race car was reunited with one of its legendary drivers, John Fitch, at the fabled French circuit. Now the remarkable story of this milestone Corvette’s …

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Apr 07 2011 admin News Comments Off on 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette Celebrates Racing Heritage

Z06 Centennial Edition to be Auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Sale Detroit – Chevrolet, founded by a racing pioneer 100 years ago, celebrates its performance heritage with the 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette, which features a sleek black color scheme, unique design elements and Corvette’s trademark sports car technology. The 2012 Centennial Edition package will be available on all Corvette models – including Grand Sport, Z06 and ZR1 – starting this summer. The special package was inspired by Chevrolet’s racing-bred …

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Mar 19 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Finishes Third and Fourth in Season-Opening Sebring Race

Corvettes Overcome Incidents and Accidents in 12-Hour Endurance Test SEBRING, Fla. – Corvette Racing raced around the clock to finish third and fourth in the GT class in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the season-opening round of the 2011 American Le Mans Series. The No. 03 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Tommy Milner, Olivier Beretta, and Antonio Garcia completed 312 laps and finished third, 49.294 seconds behind the class-winning BMW. The No. 04 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Oliver …

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Mar 18 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Qualifies Second and Ninth for Sebring 12-Hour Race

Gavin Posts Second-Quickest Time in Hotly Contested GT Class at ALMS Season-Opener SEBRING, Fla. – On a glorious day in central Florida, Corvette Racing celebrated the rites of spring by qualifying second and ninth for Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway. Oliver Gavin posted the second quickest time in the GT class at 2:01.743 (109.411 mph) in the No. 04 Compuware Corvette C6.R. Olivier Beretta was ninth in the No. 03 Compuware Corvette C6.R at …

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Mar 14 2011 admin News Comments Off on New Season Brings New Challenges for Corvette Racing

Season-Opening 12-Hour Sebring Endurance Race Is Toughest Test for New Cars, New Technology, and New Drivers SEBRING, Fla. – Corvette Racing will begin the 2011 American Le Mans Series at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Saturday, March 19, with two new cars, two new drivers, and a wealth of new technology. The team has constructed a pair of new Compuware Corvette C6.Rs to take on the world-class competition in the GT category. Based on the GT2 Corvettes …

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