Mar 20 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Encounters Perfect Storm in Sebring

Pit Lane Contact Seals Corvettes’ Fate in Classic Endurance Race SEBRING, Fla. – For many years, Sebring International Raceway was Corvette Racing’s Bermuda Triangle, a place where strange things happened routinely. After seven victories at the classic circuit, Sebring was once again the team’s nemesis in the 58th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. An improbable collision in the pit lane ultimately consigned the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6. R to an eighth-place finish and the No. …

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Mar 19 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Qualifies Fifth and Sixth for Sebring 12-Hour Race

Close Qualifying Sets Stage for Intense GT2 Battle in Classic Endurance Contest SEBRING, Fla. – Corvette Racing will be in the midst of the GT2 battle in Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring after qualifying the twin Compuware Corvettes fifth and sixth today. Jan Magnussen turned a fast lap at 2:01.358 (109.758 mph) to put the No. 3 Corvette C6.R fifth on the GT2 grid in the season-opening race of the American Le Mans Series. Oliver Gavin was a …

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Mar 10 2010 admin News Comments Off on New Corvette Racing C6.R and Production Corvette ZR1 Represent the Culmination of More Than 10 Years of Technology Transfer

Updated C6.R to Race in 2010 Le Mans, 50 Years After Corvette’s First Appearance in Legendary Endurance Race DETROIT – Corvette Racing’s second-generation C6.R will be powered by a new 5.5L production-based V-8, to compete in the new unified GT class in the 2010 American Le Mans Series as well as the GT2 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The updated C6.R and the Corvette ZR1 on which it’s based represent the strongest link yet between a production …

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Feb 10 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing to Return to Le Mans in 2010

Corvette Racing Confirms Full-Season ALMS Schedule, Revises Endurance Racing Driver Lineup DETROIT – Corvette Racing will take on its most formidable challenge to date when it competes in the GT2 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in Le Mans, France, on June 12-13. The twin Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars are among the 17 entries in the GT2 class invited by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), organizers of the classic endurance race. Corvette Racing has scored six …

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Dec 22 2009 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing 2009 Review: Doug Fehan Q&A

The First in a Series of Conversations with Corvette Racing DETROIT – Corvette Racing program manager Doug Fehan has seen it all in motorsports, and he had to rely on every element of that hard-earned experience to navigate through a tumultuous 2009 season. In the midst of a global economic storm, Fehan steered Corvette Racing to the team’s sixth win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the successful mid-year introduction of the GT2 version of the Corvette C6.R …

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Oct 10 2009 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Second in Wild Finish to ALMS Season Finale

Corvette Racing Scores Fifth Podium Finish in Five Races with GT2 Corvette C6.R MONTEREY, Calif. – Corvette Racing teammates Jan Magnussen and Johnny O’Connell finished as runners-up in the season-ending Monterey Sports Car Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The race ended as Magnussen spun across the track and hit the wall on the pit straight in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R. The Danish driver was examined and released from the trackside medical center after his encounter with the …

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Oct 09 2009 admin News Comments Off on Magnussen Claims First GT2 Pole for Corvette Racing

Corvette C6.Rs Qualify First and Third for ALMS Season Finale at Laguna Seca MONTEREY, Calif. – Corvette Racing’s development curve for the new-generation GT2 Corvette C6.R continued its upward trajectory today when Jan Magnussen won the pole for Saturday’s Monterey Sports Car Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Magnussen claimed Corvette Racing’s first GT2 pole when he topped the class with a lap of 1:23.053 (97.008 mph) in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R. Oliver Gavin qualified the No. 4 …

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Oct 07 2009 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Will Wrap Up GT2 Test Program in ALMS Season Finale

Four-Hour Monterey Sports Car Championships Is Final Test for New Production-Based GT2 Corvettes MONTEREY, Calif. – While most teams in the American Le Mans Series are looking to Saturday’s Monterey Sports Car Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as the end to a long season, Corvette Racing will go to the scenic California circuit to wrap up its test and development program for the GT2 version of the Compuware Corvette C6.R race car. After retiring the championship-winning GT1 Corvette C6.Rs …

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Sep 26 2009 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Splashes to Fourth and Sixth in Rain-Shortened Petit Le Mans

Corvette C6.Rs Run One-Two Before Early Finish to Rain-Soaked Race BRASELTON, Ga. – The torrential rain that has inundated Georgia returned today, forcing officials to red flag the scheduled 10-hour Petit Le Mans after four hours and 50 minutes of racing. With heavy rainfall and runoff continuing to drench the Road Atlanta circuit and no hope of drying the track, the event was declared official at 8:44 on the race clock. When the race ended with the cars parked in …

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Sep 25 2009 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing to Start Third and Seventh in GT2 at Petit Le Mans

Beretta Knocked Off GT2 Pole in Closing Minutes of Qualifying at Road Atlanta BRASELTON, Ga. – Corvette Racing drivers Olivier Beretta and Johnny O’Connell qualified third and seventh respectively for Saturday’s 1,000-mile/10-hour Petit Le Mans, the ninth round of the American Le Mans Series. Today’s 25-minute GT2 qualifying session was held in hot and humid conditions, but with a 90 percent probability of rain in the weather forecast for race day, the rolling Road Atlanta circuit could be dramatically different …

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