Jul 11 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Takes Third in Eventful Utah Grand Prix

Magnussen and O’Connell Battle Back to Podium Finish After Pit Lane Penalty SALT LAKE CITY – Sometimes the box score doesn’t tell the whole story of a race. Corvette Racing’s third-place finish in the American Le Mans Series Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix was the result of a determined effort in the heat of the Utah high desert. Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen overcame intense competition on the track and a penalty in the pit lane to take …

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Jul 10 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Qualify Seventh and Eighth for ALMS Utah Grand Prix

Corvette C6.Rs Adjusting to Altitude and Heat in High Desert SALT LAKE CITY – Corvette Racing drivers Olivier Beretta and Johnny O’Connell qualified their twin Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars seventh and eighth respectively for Sunday’s American Le Mans Series Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park. The fiercely competitive GT class saw Beretta qualify his No. 4 Corvette C6.R at 1:48.022, just .355-seconds off the pole-winning time set by the Ferrari 430 GT of Gianmaria …

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Jul 07 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing’s Quest for ALMS Championship Begins in Salt Lake City

Crew and Drivers Prepare for Heat and High Altitude at Miller Motorsports Park SALT LAKE CITY – The run for the American Le Mans Series championships begins now. The series’ upcoming stint of five races in eight weeks will likely determine the champions in the production-based GT category. After a seven-week break in the ALMS schedule to accommodate the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the battle for the GT titles will be rejoined in the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah …

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Jun 13 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing’s Le Mans Ends with No. 64 Corvette Retirement

Mechanical Problem Sidelines Gavin at 18 Hours LE MANS, France – Corvette Racing’s bid for its first GT2 title in the 24 Hours of Le Mans ended this morning at 9:42 a.m. when the No. 64 Corvette C6.R retired with an apparent engine problem. Driver Oliver Gavin nursed the car to a marshal’s station at Mulsanne corner, where it was pushed behind the barriers and officially retired. “The guys fixed the car brilliantly after the crash, and I was able …

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Jun 13 2010 admin News Comments Off on Dawn in Le Mans: No. 63 Corvette Retires, No. 64 Corvette Repaired After Crash

Corvette Racing Back in the Race after Dramatic Morning LE MANS, France – The No. 63 Corvette C6.R retired from the 24 Hours of Le Mans shortly after 7 a.m. this morning after completing 225 laps. Antonio Garcia was on his out-lap after replacing Johnny O’Connell in a routine pit stop when he reported a noise entering Mulsanne corner. Telemetry confirmed a problem, and the engine expired before he reached Indianapolis corner. “Unfortunately it appears to be an engine failure, …

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Jun 12 2010 admin News Comments Off on Midnight in Le Mans: Corvette Racing Runs 1-2

Corvettes Break Away after Eventful Three Hours LE MANS, France – Competition in the GT2 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans took an eventful turn in the hours before midnight. After a safety car period had threatened to split the GT2 field, a brilliant battle broke out between Oliver Gavin in the No. 64 Compuware Corvette C6.R and Jaime Melo in the No. 82 Risi Competizione Ferrari 430 GTC. The fight for first was finally resolved when the …

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Jun 12 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Le Mans Six-Hour Report: Battle at the Front

Steady Running for Corvettes, Duel in Sixth Hour Ended by Safety Car LE MANS, France – Corvette Racing’s Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars ran consistently at the front of the GT2 class throughout the first quarter of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The sixth hour featured an intense battle for P1 between Emmanuel Collard in the No. 64 Corvette C6.R and Pierre Kaffer in the No. 82 Ferrari 430 GTC. After running within a car length for lap after …

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Jun 11 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Qualifies One-Two in GT2 at 24 Hours of Le Mans

Gavin and Magnussen Improve Times in Second Night of Qualifying LE MANS, France – Corvette Racing took the top two spots on the qualifying list in its debut in the GT2 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Oliver Gavin improved his time in the Thursday night session to 3:59.435 in the No. 64 Compuware Corvette C6.R. The Risi Competizione Ferrari, which had been on the provisional GT2 pole, was subsequently disqualified for a technical infraction, promoting Gavin to …

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Jun 09 2010 admin News Comments Off on Fast Start for Corvette Racing in First Le Mans Qualifying Session

Corvettes Second and Third in Provisional GT2 Qualifying for 24 Hours of Le Mans LE MANS, France – Corvette Racing made a fast start in its GT2 debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Corvette C6.Rs were first and third in the opening four-hour free practice session. After a two-hour break, the first of three qualifying sessions for Saturday’s 24 Hours of Le Mans ran from 10 p.m. to midnight on the immense 8.47-mile circuit. Jan Magnussen qualified …

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Jun 08 2010 admin News Comments Off on 24 Hours of Le Mans to Showcase Corvette’s Past and Future

Corvette’s Milestone 50th Anniversary at Le Mans Opens New Chapter for Corvette Racing in GT2 Category LE MANS, France – This year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans marks the 50th anniversary of Corvette’s first participation in the world’s most celebrated sports car race. It also signals the start of a new chapter in Corvette Racing history with the Le Mans debut of the second-generation Corvette C6.R in the fiercely contested GT2 category. After six victories in the GTS/GT1 division over …

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