Jun 14 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Second in GT1 at Midpoint of 24 Hours of Le Mans

Magnussen 41 Seconds Behind Leader at 3 a.m. LE MANS, France – At the halfway point of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the quest for the GT1 title has become a four-car race. The duel between Corvette Racing and Aston Martin Racing took on the aspects of a chess match as darkness descended on the Le Mans circuit. The first nine hours of the race were run without a full-course caution, but the first safety car period began at …

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Jun 14 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing First and Fourth at Six-Hour Mark in Le Mans

Corvette vs. Aston Martin Battle Lives Up to Advance Billing LE MANS, France – The contest between Corvette Racing and Aston Martin Racing for GT1 supremacy at the 24 Hours of Le Mans is living up to expectations. After six hours of racing, the leading Corvette C6.R and the two works Aston Martin DBR9s were on the same lap on the 8.48-mile Sarthe circuit. As the cars cycled through their pit stops at the six-hour mark, Jan Magnussen led in …

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Jun 12 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Claims First GT1 Pole for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Magnussen Qualifies First and Gavin Takes Third in Final Qualifying Session LE MANS, France – Corvette Racing won the GT1 pole at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time as Jan Magnussen set the pace in tonight’s final qualifying session. Magnussen’s 3:47.669 lap time in the No. 63 Compuware Corvette C6.R was the quickest in the GT1 division, while Oliver Gavin qualified the No. 64 Compuware Corvette C6.R third in the category at 3:48.539. “It was a …

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Jun 11 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing First and Second in Provisional GT1 Qualifying for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Magnussen and Gavin Set Fast Times in First Four-Hour Qualifying Session LE MANS, France – With the possibility of rain tomorrow, there was a sense of urgency when tonight’s first four-hour qualifying session for the 24 Hours of Le Mans began. When qualifying concluded shortly before midnight, Corvette Racing was first and second in provisional GT1 qualifying. Jan Magnussen turned the quickest time in the GT1 class at 3:49.406 in the No. 63 Compuware Corvette C6.R, with Oliver Gavin a …

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Jun 10 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Aims for Sixth GT1 Title in 24 Hours of Le Mans

Corvette Racing Faces Formidable Challenge in Classic Endurance Race LE MANS, France – Corvette Racing is out for revenge. Competing in the world’s greatest sports car race is motivation enough, but the memory of last year’s runner-up finish in the GT1 class still rankles. A freak driveshaft failure sidelined the No. 64 Compuware Corvette C6.R at the two-hour mark, while a late-race deluge and an extended safety car period stymied the No. 63 Compuware Corvette C6.R drivers’ run for the …

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Jun 01 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Finds Silver Lining in Rainy Le Mans Test Day

Corvette C6.Rs Third and Fourth In Trouble-Free Le Mans Test LE MANS, France – Corvette Racing found the silver lining in the dark clouds that soaked the Circuit de la Sarthe in today’s test for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Intermittent downpours, sporadic showers, and frequent red-flag periods punctuated the day as the Corvette Racing team tested a range of Michelin tires and evaluated chassis and gearbox setups. With the changeable weather in the Loire Valley, the knowledge gained …

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May 18 2008 admin News Comments Off on O’Connell and Magnussen Score Third GT1 Win of Season in Sizzling Utah Grand Prix

No. 3 Corvette C6.R Continues Hot Streak in High Desert SALT LAKE CITY – Corvette Racing’s final warm-up for the 24 Hours of Le Mans was run in near-record temperatures as a heat wave in Utah’s high desert tested America’s premier production sports car team. Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen kept their hot streak alive in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R, scoring a one-minute, 4.9-second victory over the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Olivier Beretta and Oliver Gavin …

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May 17 2008 admin News Comments Off on Beretta Wins Record-Setting 22nd Career ALMS Pole for Utah Grand Prix

Beretta Edges O’Connell for Fastest GT1 Qualifying Time on Reconfigured Miller Motorsports Park Circuit SALT LAKE CITY – With Utah’s snow-capped mountains as a backdrop, Olivier Beretta turned in a peak performance in qualifying for Sunday’s American Le Mans Series Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix. The five-time series champion from Monaco drove his No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R to a fast time of 1:43.869 (105.641 mph) to edge Johnny O’Connell in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R by …

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May 13 2008 admin News Comments Off on Utah Grand Prix Holds Risks and Rewards for Corvette Racing

First Race on New Track Configuration Is Final Rehearsal for 24 Hours of Le Mans SALT LAKE CITY – After back-to-back races on concrete-lined street circuits, the Corvette Racing team will revel in the wide-open spaces of Miller Motorsports Park, the site of Sunday’s American Le Mans Series Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix. Although the team has raced twice previously at the facility near Salt Lake City, this will be the first ALMS race held on the circuit’s …

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Apr 19 2008 admin News Comments Off on O’Connell and Magnussen Win GT1 in Long Beach Street Fight

O’Connell Conquers the Streets of Long Beach to Score Milestone 30th ALMS Victory LONG BEACH, Calif. – Johnny O’Connell celebrated the 30th victory of his American Le Mans Series career with an exuberant burnout that filled the streets of Long Beach with tire smoke. O’Connell and Jan Magnussen teamed up in their No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R to score a 1.374-second victory in the GT1 division over Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R. O’Connell …

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