Aug 12 2009 admin News Comments Off on High-Speed Road America Track Is Next Test for Corvette Racing

Successful Debut of GT2 Corvette C6.Rs Buoys Team’s Confidence for Upcoming Race ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Fresh from a successful launch of the next-generation Corvette C6.R in the GT2 category last weekend in Ohio, Corvette Racing is ready to take the next step in the development cycle of its new production-based race cars. The seventh round of the American Le Mans Series on Sunday, August 16, will see the GT2 Corvette C6.Rs in action on the daunting 4.048-mile, 14-turn Road …

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Aug 09 2009 admin News Comments Off on O’Connell to Appear on Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain, Sunday, 9 p.m. EDT

Corvette Racing Driver in Live Interview After Runner-Up Finish in GT2 Debut at Mid-Ohio ALMS FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The satellite uplink truck parked in Johnny O’Connell’s driveway will be the first sign that this is not an ordinary Sunday evening in Flowery Branch, Ga. O’Connell will be the subject of a live remote interview on Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain on SPEED TV at 9-10 p.m. EDT on Sunday, August 9. The show will be replayed at 9 a.m. …

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Aug 08 2009 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Finishes Second and Fourth in First GT2 Race

Magnussen and O’Connell Put New GT2 Corvette C6.R on Mid-Ohio Podium LEXINGTON, Ohio, – It was the dawn of a new day for Corvette Racing at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course as the next-generation Corvette C6.R finished second and fourth in the hard-fought GT2 category in the sixth round of the American Le Mans Series. On an overcast and rainy day, the twin Corvettes shined as Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen finished as runners-up in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette …

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Aug 07 2009 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Qualifies Third and Sixth in GT2 Debut

Magnussen Qualifies Next-Generation Corvette C6.R in Top Three in First GT2 Session LEXINGTON, Ohio, – Corvette Racing drivers Jan Magnussen and Oliver Gavin qualified their next-generation Compuware Corvette C6.Rs third and sixth respectively in the team’s first appearance in the GT2 category of the American Le Mans Series. The new GT2 Corvettes, which are based on the production Corvette ZR1 supercar, were in the midst of a tight field of GT2 qualifiers for Saturday’s Acura Sports Car Challenge at the …

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Aug 04 2009 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Teleconference Transcript

Corvette Racing Provides Details on GT2 Corvette C6.R DETROIT – Corvette Racing released information on the GT2 version of the Corvette C6.R race car in a media teleconference today. The following are highlights of the teleconference. The next-generation Corvette C6.R will make its competition debut in the GT2 class at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in the sixth round of the 2009 American Le Mans Series on August 6-8. Mark Kent, GM Racing manager: “Over the past decade, Corvette Racing …

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Aug 04 2009 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing to Introduce Corvette C6.R in GT2 Class at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Next-Generation Race Cars Strengthen Links Between Competition and Production Corvettes DETROIT – Corvette Racing will open a new chapter with the competition debut of the next-generation Corvette C6.R at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 6-8. In anticipation of a single GT class in 2010, Corvette Racing will test and develop the latest Corvette C6.R in the GT2 category in the final five rounds of the 2009 American Le Mans Series. With the upcoming move to a unified GT …

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Aug 04 2009 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing White Paper: Inside the Next-Generation Corvette C6.R

Technical Insights on Corvette Racing’s Production-Based GT Race Car DETROIT – Corvette Racing is moving toward the future of production-based sports car racing with the introduction of the next-generation Corvette C6.R race car. With international regulations converging around a single GT class, Corvette Racing will continue its motorsports heritage by racing against manufacturers and marques that Corvette competes with in the marketplace. This white paper highlights the design and development of the latest version of the Corvette C6.R and spotlights …

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Jun 14 2009 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Wins GT1 in 24 Hours of Le Mans

Flawless Runs Keep Corvettes Close at 18-Hour Mark LE MANS, France – Corvette Racing brought down the curtain on the GT1 era with a victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Johnny O’Connell, Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia scored Corvette Racing’s sixth class victory in the world’s biggest sports car race with the No. 63 Compuware Corvette C6.R. The winning Corvette completed 342 laps, racing to a six-lap margin of victory over the No. 73 Luc Alphand Aventures Corvette …

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Jun 14 2009 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Continues GT1 Battle in Le Mans

Flawless Runs Keep Corvettes Close at 18-Hour Mark LE MANS, France – The battle in GT1 between Corvette Racing’s two Corvette C6.Rs has been waged for 18 straight hours in Le Mans. With less than six hours of racing remaining, the margin between the Corvettes closed to 4.87 seconds after both cars had completed their pit stops around the 18-hour mark. Since sunrise, the gap between the leading No. 63 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Magnussen, O’Connell, and Garcia and the …

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Jun 13 2009 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing 1-2 in GT1 at Midpoint of 24 Hours of Le Mans

Corvette C6.Rs Two Minutes Apart after 12 Hours LE MANS, France – After 12 hours of racing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Corvette Racing’s Corvette C6.Rs were running like clockwork, separated by 1 minute and 59 seconds. At 3 a.m., the No. 63 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Jan Magnussen, Johnny O’Connell and Antonio Garcia maintained its lead in the GT1 class over the No. 64 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Marcel Fassler. The …

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