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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Jun 11 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Qualifies One-Two in GT2 at 24 Hours of Le Mans

Gavin and Magnussen Improve Times in Second Night of Qualifying LE MANS, France – Corvette Racing took the top two spots on the qualifying list in its debut in the GT2 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Oliver Gavin improved his time in the Thursday night session to 3:59.435 in the No. 64 Compuware Corvette C6.R. The Risi Competizione Ferrari, which had been on the provisional GT2 pole, was subsequently disqualified for a technical infraction, promoting Gavin to …

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Jun 09 2010 admin News Comments Off on Fast Start for Corvette Racing in First Le Mans Qualifying Session

Corvettes Second and Third in Provisional GT2 Qualifying for 24 Hours of Le Mans LE MANS, France – Corvette Racing made a fast start in its GT2 debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Corvette C6.Rs were first and third in the opening four-hour free practice session. After a two-hour break, the first of three qualifying sessions for Saturday’s 24 Hours of Le Mans ran from 10 p.m. to midnight on the immense 8.47-mile circuit. Jan Magnussen qualified …

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Jun 08 2010 admin News Comments Off on 24 Hours of Le Mans to Showcase Corvette’s Past and Future

Corvette’s Milestone 50th Anniversary at Le Mans Opens New Chapter for Corvette Racing in GT2 Category LE MANS, France – This year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans marks the 50th anniversary of Corvette’s first participation in the world’s most celebrated sports car race. It also signals the start of a new chapter in Corvette Racing history with the Le Mans debut of the second-generation Corvette C6.R in the fiercely contested GT2 category. After six victories in the GTS/GT1 division over …

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May 24 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette’s Le Mans Heritage Honored at ALMS Monterey

Chevrolet Celebrates Le Mans Drivers and Race Cars of the Past and Present MONTEREY, Calif. – Chevrolet saluted the men and machines that laid the foundation for Corvette Racing’s success in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a special Corvette Legends of Le Mans program at the American Le Mans Series Monterey on May 21-22. The event brought together Corvette drivers and race cars of the past and present. Fans paid tribute to the pioneers of Corvette performance and …

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May 22 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Finish Third and Sixth in Six-Hour Laguna Seca ALMS Race

Gavin and Beretta on Podium in Final Rehearsal for Le Mans, O’Connell and Magnussen Win Michelin Green X Challenge MONTEREY, Calif. – Billed as the warm-up for the upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans, the six-hour American Le Mans Series Monterey was contested on an unseasonably cold day in central California. With track temperatures in the low 50s, getting a grip on the roller coaster 2.238-mile Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca circuit was the chief challenge. After a fast and furious …

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May 21 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Qualify Third and Fourth for Laguna Seca Six-Hour

Tenth of a Second Separates Gavin and Magnussen in GT Qualifying Battle MONTEREY, Calif. – Corvette Racing drivers Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen qualified their Compuware Corvette C6.Rs third and fourth respectively in the hotly contested GT class for Saturday’s six-hour American Le Mans Series Monterey. Gavin turned his quickest time on his fourth flying lap, stopping the clock at 1:23.101 (96.952 mph) in the No. 4 Corvette C6.R. Magnussen responded with a 1:23.201 (96.835 mph) on his fifth and …

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May 18 2010 admin News Comments Off on From Monterey to Le Mans: Corvette Racing’s Motorsports Odyssey

Six-Hour Laguna Seca ALMS Race Is Final Rehearsal for 24 Hours of Le Mans MONTEREY, Calif. – Two tracks loom large in Corvette racing history: Le Mans and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Although separated by a vast ocean and great differences in language and culture, these two classic circuits have played key roles in establishing Corvette’s standing as a force in international sports car competition. Saturday’s American Le Mans Series Monterey marks the start of the 50th anniversary celebration of …

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May 14 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Legends of Le Mans: Dick Guldstrand

Chevrolet to Honor “Mr. Corvette” in Celebration of 50th Anniversary of Corvette’s First Le Mans Participation MONTEREY, Calif. – Dick Guldstrand has been inextricably linked with Chevrolet’s sports car for more than 50 years, an enduring relationship that has earned the Californian the nickname “Mr. Corvette.” Guldstrand’s exploits include an expedition to the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans with co-driver Bob Bondurant in a red, white and blue Corvette – a journey that left an indelible impression on the …

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