Jun 09 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Qualifies Fourth and Sixth for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Team Focuses on Race Day Preparations in Final Qualifying Sessions LE MANS, France – At midnight in Le Mans, the field was set for the 59th running of the world’s greatest sports car race. Corvette Racing will start fourth and sixth in the 18-strong GTE Pro field in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Back-to-back two-hour qualifying sessions tonight determined the final qualifying order, but the Corvette Racing crew concentrated on preparing for the upcoming 24-hour endurance test. Both Compuware …

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Jun 08 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Fourth and Fifth in Provisional Le Mans Qualifying

Magnussen and Beretta Post Top-Five Qualifying Times in First Qualifying Session LE MANS, France – Preparations for this weekend’s 79th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans began today with four hours of free practice followed by the first of three two-hour qualifying sessions. Corvette Racing’s twin Compuware Corvette C6.Rs were third and fifth in the opening practice session. Then after a two-hour break, the initial qualifying session ran from 10 p.m. to midnight on the imposing 8.5-mile circuit. …

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Jun 07 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Celebrates Chevrolet Centennial at 24 Hours of Le Mans

American Team Aims for Seventh Le Mans Win, First GTE Title LE MANS, France – Racing has been a part of Chevy’s heritage since the company was founded in 1911 by Swiss-born race car driver Louis Chevrolet and financier Billy Durant. Now as Chevrolet celebrates its 100th birthday and Corvette Racing commemorates the 10th anniversary of its first class win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2001, Corvette Racing is seeking to write another chapter in Chevrolet’s rich …

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Jun 06 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette and SPEED Take Fans Inside the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Extensive Live TV Coverage Bolstered by Online Video Stream from Inside Corvette C6.R LE MANS, France – Race fans will have an all-access view of this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, with exclusive features that include “riding along” with Corvette Racing for the entire race. SPEED will televise 17 hours of live coverage on June 11-12, and via a partnership with Corvette Racing, fans can go to www.speedtv.com/corvette to view the hours not televised. Online coverage will include a …

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May 25 2011 admin News Comments Off on 10 Years After: Memories of Corvette Racing’s First Le Mans Victory

A Look Back at Corvette Racing’s Breakthrough Win in 2001 You never forget your first – especially when it’s the first win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Today Corvette Racing is recognized around the world as a powerhouse in international endurance racing, but a decade ago, the members of Chevrolet’s factory sports car team were innocents abroad. Memories of that first Le Mans victory in 2001, contested in a wet and chaotic race, are etched in the minds …

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Apr 24 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Completes Successful Test Day in Le Mans

Tommy Milner Sets the Pace in Preparation for Legendary Endurance Race LE MANS, France – Corvette Racing completed a successful test day at Le Mans on Easter Sunday. Corvette Racing’s four full-season American Le Mans Series drivers – Oliver Gavin, Jan Magnussen, Olivier Beretta and Tommy Milner – used one of the team’s European customer cars to collect valuable data for the upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 11-12. The immense 8.468-mile circuit includes sections of public roads …

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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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