Aug 25 2010 admin News Comments Off on Mosport at 50: Corvette Memories

Corvette Racing Returns to Scene of First GT Victory for ALMS Grand Prix of Canada Bowmanville, Ont. – In a season that has seen the celebration of Corvette’s 50th anniversary at Le Mans, another mainstay of North American motorsports, Mosport International Raceway, is also celebrating its golden anniversary. Chevrolet and Corvette have been linked with Mosport, the site of Sunday’s Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Canada, for five decades. Corvette Racing drivers Jan Magnussen and Johnny O’Connell scored …

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Aug 22 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Finishes Third and Fourth in Road America

Gavin and Beretta Post Second Straight Podium Finish ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Corvette Racing finished third and fourth today in the seventh round of the 2010 American Le Mans Series at the fast Road America circuit. Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta followed up their runner-up finish at Mid-Ohio with a third today in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R after a charge from ninth in the final hour. They completed 66 laps on the 4.048-mile circuit and finished 4.945 seconds …

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Aug 21 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Qualifies One-Two in Road America

Gavin Wins First GT Pole of Season for Corvette, Magnussen Takes Second Spot ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Corvette Racing qualified first and second in the GT class for Sunday’s American Le Mans Series powered by eStar at Road America. Oliver Gavin set the time to beat with his fastest lap at 2:06.509 (115.192mph) in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R. Jan Magnussen responded with a 2:06.674 to put the No. 3 Compuware Corvette in the second qualifying spot, just .165 …

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Aug 17 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing at Road America: Le Mans in the Midwest

Corvette Racing Returns to High-Speed Wisconsin Road Course ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Two events occurred in 1955 that would forever change the face of American road racing: Chevrolet introduced its new small-block V-8 engine, and the good citizens of Elkhart Lake, Wis., opened a new road racing circuit near their quiet rural town. The Chevy small-block went on to become America’s most successful production-based racing engine, and Road America became one of the world’s most revered race tracks. On Sunday, …

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Aug 07 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Runner-Up in Mid-Ohio Sports Car Duel

Gavin and Beretta Score Hard-Fought Second in Battle of the Brands LEXINGTON, Ohio, – Corvette Racing was up to the challenge in the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge, the sixth round of the American Le Mans Series. Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta drove the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R to a runner-up finish in the fiercely contested GT class at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, finishing .582 seconds behind the winning No. 62 Ferrari 430 GT of Jaime Melo and Gianmaria …

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Aug 06 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Qualifies Third and Fourth for Mid-Ohio ALMS

Testing and Development Yield Gains for Gavin and Magnussen LEXINGTON, Ohio, – Corvette Racing drivers Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen qualified their Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars third and fourth respectively for Saturday’s Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the sixth round of the 2010 American Le Mans Series. Gavin will start the No. 3 Corvette third on the GT grid after lapping the 2.25-mile circuit in 1:20.019 seconds. Magnussen was fourth quickest in the No. …

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Aug 02 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing in GT: One Year On

Mid-Ohio ALMS to Mark First Anniversary of Corvette Racing’s GT2 Debut LEXINGTON, Ohio, – The upcoming Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge, the sixth round of the 2010 American Le Mans Series, will mark the first anniversary of Corvette Racing’s debut in the production-based GT category. Corvette Racing unveiled a pair of second-generation Corvette C6.R race cars last year at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, finishing second and fourth in the GT2 division. Now one year later, the team is in the …

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Jul 24 2010 admin News Comments Off on Rocky Road for Corvette Racing in Lime Rock ALMS

Gavin and Beretta Finish Fifth, O’Connell and Magnussen Retire After Contact LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Lime Rock Park proved to be no walk in the park for Corvette Racing in today’s American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix. Suspension damage resulting from contact sidelined the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R, while a stop-and-go penalty effectively took the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R out of contention for a victory. The No. 4 Corvette C6.R of Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta finished fifth in …

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Jul 23 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Qualify Fourth and Sixth in Rainy Lime Rock

Magnussen and Gavin Contend with Changing Track Conditions on Historic Circuit LAKEVILLE, Conn. – On a rainy day at Lime Rock Park, Corvette Racing drivers Jan Magnussen and Oliver Gavin qualified their Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars fourth and sixth respectively for Saturday’s American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix. Wet conditions prevailed through two hours of practice and the 20-minute qualifying session. Qualifying began with light rain falling on the 1.5-mile circuit, and the rain intensified throughout the session. Magnussen …

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Jul 20 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing at Lime Rock: Into the Arena

Shortest Circuit on American Le Mans Series Schedule Promises Constant Action LAKEVILLE, Conn. – It’s been called a bull ring and a short track with hills, but perhaps Corvette Racing driver Oliver Gavin’s description of Lime Rock Park is the most accurate: “It’s like stepping into a gladiatorial arena.” Gavin and his Corvette Racing teammates will take on the shortest circuit on the ALMS schedule when they contest the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix on Saturday, July 24. After …

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