Jun 13 2009 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Lead GT1 at Six-Hour Mark in Le Mans

Routine Race So Far for Corvette Racing; Safety Cars Play Key Role in First Quarter of Race LE MANS, France – A quartet of Corvettes took control of the GT1 class in the first six hours of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The No. 63 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Jan Magnussen, Johnny O’Connell, and Antonio Garcia has led from the start at 3 p.m., completing 88 laps at the six-hour mark. The No. 64 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Oliver …

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Jun 11 2009 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Qualifies One-Two in GT1 for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Magnussen Wins Second Straight GT1 Pole for Classic 24-Hour Race LE MANS, France – With days of persistent rain only a memory, qualifying for the 24 Hours of Le Mans was completed tonight in near-perfect conditions. With a dry track and cool evening air, Jan Magnussen won the pole in the GT1 category for the second straight year with a time of 3:54.230 in the No. 63 Compuware Corvette C6.R. Olivier Beretta was a heartbeat behind at 3:54.702 in the …

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Jun 10 2009 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Sets the GT1 Pace in Practice for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Magnussen Runs Fast Time in Wet and Dry Six-Hour Session LE MANS, France – After months of planning, weeks of preparation, and long hours of anticipation, tonight’s six-hour free practice session signaled the start of the buildup to the 77th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. With weather conditions changing frequently throughout the session, Corvette Racing driver Jan Magnussen recorded the quickest time in the GT1 category with a 3:57.876 lap around the 8.47-mile circuit in the No. …

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Jun 05 2009 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Aims for Sixth Le Mans Title in Final GT1 Race

24 Hours of Le Mans to Mark the End of GT1 Era for Corvette Racing LE MANS, France – Corvette Racing has unfinished business at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The most successful team in American Le Mans Series history has won its class five times in the classic 24-hour French endurance race (2001-02, 2004-06), establishing Corvette as a global performance icon. Now after runner-up finishes in Le Mans in 2007 and 2008, Corvette Racing is focused on winning …

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Apr 18 2009 admin News Comments Off on Gavin and Beretta Take Final ALMS GT1 Victory in Long Beach

Corvette Racing Duo Brings Down the Curtain on GT1 Era with Record-Setting Win LONG BEACH, Calif. – Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta left their stamp on the American Le Mans Series record book with a victory in Corvette Racing’s final GT1 race in the series. The three-time Corvette GT1 champions had a trouble-free run in the 100-minute Tequila Patron American Le Mans Series at Long Beach in their No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R. Beretta extended his record for ALMS victories …

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Apr 17 2009 admin News Comments Off on Beretta Captures Final ALMS GT1 Pole in Long Beach

American Le Mans Series Salutes Corvette Racing’s Decade of Dominance in GT1 LONG BEACH, Calif. – Corvette Racing driver Olivier Beretta affirmed his standing as the most prolific pole winner in American Le Mans Series history by taking the final GT1 pole. Beretta extended his ALMS record with his 23rd career pole in qualifying for Saturday’s 100-minute Tequila Patron American Le Mans Series at Long Beach. Beretta was the quickest qualifier with the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R, turning a …

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Apr 14 2009 admin News Comments Off on American Le Mans Series Salutes Corvette Racing in Final U.S. GT1 Race

Long Beach Street Race Marks the End of an Era for GT1 Corvettes in ALMS Competition LONG BEACH, Calif. – The streets of Long Beach are a stage where motorsports history has been made since the inaugural race was held on the city’s bayside course in 1975. On April 18, Corvette Racing will mark the end of an era with the final U.S. appearance by the Corvette C6.Rs in the GT1 category. The 100-minute Tequila Patron American Le Mans Series …

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Mar 21 2009 admin News Comments Off on O’Connell, Magnussen, Garcia and Corvette Racing Make History in Sebring

Corvette Racing Sets Records in Final GT1 Appearance in Sebring 12-Hour Race SEBRING, Fla. – The 57th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring was a history-making event for Corvette Racing. For Johnny O’Connell, it was a record-setting eighth Sebring class victory. For Jan Magnussen, it was his milestone 100th career victory in the American Le Mans Series’ landmark 100th race. For Antonio Garcia, it was his first win with Corvette Racing. And for Corvette Racing, it was …

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Mar 20 2009 admin News Comments Off on Chevrolet Introduces 2009 Corvette GT1 Championship Edition at Sebring 12-Hour Race

Chevrolet and Corvette Racing introduce a limited edition to commemorate a decade of success SEBRING, Fla. – Today Chevrolet introduced the limited production GT1 Championship Edition Corvettes at Sebring International Raceway. The GT1 Championship Edition (Regular Production Option GT1) commemorates the success of Corvette Racing and the Corvette C6.R: •Eight American Le Mans Series GT1 manufacturers and team championships •Five-time 24 Hours of Le Mans class champions •74 victories in international sports car competition Included in the GT1 Championship Edition …

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Mar 19 2009 admin News Comments Off on Gavin Kicks Off Corvette Racing’s 10th Anniversary with GT1 Pole in Sebring Season-Opener

Gavin Edges Magnussen for Top Starting Spot in Classic 12-Hour Endurance Race SEBRING, Fla. – Three-time American Le Mans Series GT1 champion Oliver Gavin posted the fastest time in the GT1 category in qualifying for Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Gavin piloted the black No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R to a 1:57.882 (112.994 mph) lap around the 3.7-mile, 17-turn road course. The Englishman edged Jan Magnussen’s best time in the yellow No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R by.321 seconds, …

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