Jan 20 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Announces 2012 Driver Pairings

New Driver Alignment to Optimize Performance in Sprint and Endurance Events A new alignment of drivers will pilot Corvette Racing’s new Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars when they make their competition debut at the season-opening 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. With additional testing following the announcement of the 2012 driver roster, the team has now finalized the lineups for the twin Corvettes. Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia will be full-season drivers in the No. 3 Corvette C6.R, …

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Jan 12 2012 admin News Comments Off on Return to Le Mans, Revised Driver Roster Highlight Corvette Racing’s 2012 Campaign

Corvette Team to Contest American Le Mans Series and 24 Hours of Le Mans with Combination of Youth and Experience DETROIT – Corvette Racing will seek its ninth American Le Mans Series championship and its eighth victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2012. With a win in the GTE Pro class at Le Mans and runner-up finishes in the ALMS GT team and driver championships last year, America’s premier production sports car team has focused on improving …

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Oct 02 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Honored at ALMS Night of Champions

Jan Magnussen Voted Most Popular Driver, Dan Binks Named GT Mechanic of the Year BRASELTON, Ga. – Twenty-four hours after the checkered flag fell at the season-ending Petit Le Mans, the roar of racing engines was replaced by applause, toasts, and words of gratitude as the American Le Mans Series celebrated its champions. Corvette Racing drivers and team members were among the honorees at the awards ceremony. Jan Magnussen was voted the Most Popular Driver in online balloting by fans. …

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Oct 01 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Finishes Fourth in ALMS Season Finale

Gavin and Magnussen Take Second in Driver Standings; Team Rallies Around No. 4 Corvette After No. 3 Corvette Sidelined BRASELTON, Ga. – After nine hours and 35 minutes of intense competition, Corvette Racing finished fourth in the GT class in Petit Le Mans, the season finale of the American Le Mans Series. The No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Oliver Gavin, Jan Magnussen, and Richard Westbrook completed 366 laps around the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta circuit en route to its …

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Sep 30 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes to Start Eighth and Ninth in Petit Le Mans

Corvette C6.Rs Qualify Quicker Than Last Year’s Pole in Fiercely Competitive GT Field BRASELTON, Ga. – The qualifying times for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans, the season finale of the American Le Mans Series, are a testament to the intense competition in the GT category. Corvette Racing’s twin Compuware Corvette C6.Rs qualified more than a second quicker than they did in 2010, and both were under last year’s pole-winning time. In spite of this step up in performance, the Corvettes are …

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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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