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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Mar 12 2009 admin News Comments Off on Season-Opening Sebring Race Marks Corvette Racing’s 10th Anniversary

GT1 Championship Edition Corvettes Commemorate Corvette Racing’s Decade of Success SEBRING, Fla. – The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the season-opening race of the 2009 American Le Mans Series to be held on March 21, will mark the start of Corvette Racing’s 10th anniversary in international road racing. The team made its competition debut in February 1999 at Daytona, and competed in its first Sebring 12-hour race the following month, finishing fourth in the GTS class. Since that modest …

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Feb 04 2009 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Announces 2009 Driver Lineup

Marcel Fassler and Antonio Garcia to Join Corvette Racing Roster for Three Endurance Events DETROIT – Corvette Racing will have a new driver lineup for the 2009 American Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Antonio Garcia will join defending ALMS GT1 champions Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R for the Sebring 12-hour, Le Mans 24-hour, and 1000-mile Petit Le Mans endurance races. Marcel Fassler will be teamed with 2005-07 GT1 …

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Oct 22 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Celebrates Post-Season Awards

Doug Fehan Wins “From the Fans” Award, Mike West Named GT1 Mechanic of the Year MONTEREY, Calif. – Corvette Racing won accolades in the American Le Mans Series award ceremony following the season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Corvette Racing program manager Doug Fehan was presented the From the Fans award for the second time, and Mike West, crew chief for the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R, was named GT1 Mechanic of the Year. Jan Magnussen and Johnny O’Connell …

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Oct 18 2008 admin News Comments Off on Gavin and Beretta Take GT1 Victory in ALMS Season Finale

Beretta Takes Lead on Late-Race Restart, Notches Record 40th Career ALMS Win MONTEREY, Calif. – Corvette Racing ended its final full season in the GT1 class of the American Le Mans Series with Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta claiming victory in the season-ending Monterey Sports Car Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Gavin and Beretta lost the war for the GT1 drivers championship to their Corvette Racing teammates Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen by 23 points, but they scored a …

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Oct 17 2008 admin News Comments Off on Magnussen Sets GT1 Record in Pole-Winning Run at Laguna Seca

Magnussen Wins Pole for Second Straight Year in ALMS Season Finale MONTEREY, Calif. – Jan Magnussen made an enduring mark in the record book in qualifying today at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. On a track that Magnussen describes as “my favorite circuit in the world,” the Danish driver eclipsed the record he set last year with a fast lap at 1:19.291 (101.611 mph) that put his No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R on the GT1 pole for Saturday’s Monterey Sports Car …

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Oct 14 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Celebrates ALMS Championships in Season Finale

Four-Hour Race into Darkness Is Farewell Appearance for GT1 Corvettes at Laguna Seca MONTEREY, Calif. – With the championships decided and anticipation for a new GT2 program building, the Monterey Sports Car Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Saturday, October 18, will mark the end of an era for Corvette Racing. The team will conclude its final full season in the GT1 division before beginning its transition to a new global GT class. The season finale of the 11-race …

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Oct 04 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Wins Inaugural ALMS Green Challenge at Petit Le Mans

O’Connell and Magnussen Clinch GT1 Drivers Championship with Eighth Win in 2008 BRASELTON, Ga. – A race that began with Johnny O’Connell’s daughter singing the national anthem on the starting grid at Road Atlanta ended 9 hours and 41 minutes later with a victory in the 1,000-mile Petit Le Mans for O’Connell and his teammates Jan Magnussen and Ron Fellows. O’Connell and Magnussen clinched the American Le Mans Series GT1 drivers championship with their eighth win of the season in …

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