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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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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