Oct 01 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Qualify Sixth and Seventh for ALMS Petit Le Mans

Magnussen and Beretta Separated by .077 Seconds in Twin Corvette C6.Rs BRASELTON, Ga. – Corvette Racing drivers Jan Magnussen and Olivier Beretta qualified sixth and seventh respectively for Saturday’s 1,000-mile/10-hour Petit Le Mans, the season finale of the 2010 American Le Mans Series. Today’s 25-minute GT qualifying session was held in warm and sunny conditions on the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta circuit. The twin Corvettes were separated by just .077 seconds, with Magnussen qualifying sixth at 1:20.598 in the No. 4 …

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Sep 29 2010 admin News Comments Off on Road Atlanta Test Prepares Corvette Racing for ALMS Season Finale

Corvette Team Revs Up for Petit Le Mans Endurance Race BRASELTON, Ga. – A two-day test at the roller-coaster Road Atlanta circuit has prepared Corvette Racing for Saturday’s 1,000-mile/10-hour Petit Le Mans, the ninth and final round of the 2010 American Le Mans Series. After seven victories at Petit Le Mans in the GTS/GT1 division, Corvette Racing is aiming to close out the 2010 campaign with its first GT2 win of the season. Like its namesake, the 24 Hours of …

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Aug 29 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Finish Fourth and Fifth in Abbreviated Mosport ALMS

Red Flag Stymies Corvette Comeback in Canada Bowmanville, Ont. – After an eventful two hours and 15 minutes of racing at Mosport International Raceway, a red flag brought the Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport to a premature end. When the guardrail lining the high-speed Andretti Straightaway was severely damaged in an accident, officials stopped the race with 30 minutes remaining on the clock. After efforts to repair the guardrail proved futile, the race was subsequently restarted for …

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Aug 28 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Qualifies Fourth and Sixth for Mosport ALMS

Gavin and O’Connell Qualify in First Race with Revised Driver Lineup Bowmanville, Ont. – Corvette Racing drivers Oliver Gavin and Johnny O’Connell qualified their Compuware Corvettes fourth and sixth respectively for Sunday’s Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Canada at Mosport International Raceway. Both Corvettes posted their quickest times on their second qualifying laps on the 2.459-mile Canadian road course. Gavin turned a time of 1:17.668 (113.977 mph) in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R, and O’Connell clocked in …

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Aug 26 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Realigns Driver Lineup for Mosport ALMS

Beretta and O’Connell in No. 3 Corvette, Gavin and Magnussen in No. 4 Corvette for Grand Prix of Canada Bowmanville, Ont. – Corvette Racing will have familiar faces in different places at the Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Canada at Mosport International Raceway. Olivier Beretta will move to the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R, joining Johnny O’Connell for the eighth round of the 2010 American Le Mans Series. Jan Magnussen will be reunited with former teammate Oliver Gavin …

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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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