Apr 18 2008 admin News Comments Off on Magnussen Takes GT1 Pole in Long Beach ALMS

Both Corvettes Eclipse Previous Track Records on Waterfront Street Circuit LONG BEACH, Calif. – Jan Magnussen will start on the pole in the GT1 division for Saturday’s Tequila Patron American Le Mans Series race on the Long Beach street circuit. Magnussen shattered the track qualifying record with a fast lap at 1:17.059 (91.940 mph) in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R. Oliver Gavin also eclipsed the mark he set last year at 1:18.145 with a quick lap at 1:17.465 (91.458 …

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Apr 16 2008 admin News Comments Off on Gavin Races from the Streets of London to the Streets of Long Beach

Defending GT1 Champion Oliver Gavin Warms Up for Long Beach Sprint with 26-Mile Marathon LONG BEACH, Calif. – The question has endured for decades: Are race car drivers athletes? If the driver is Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin, the answer is an emphatic yes. On Sunday, April 13, Gavin ran the 26-mile, 385-yard London Marathon in three hours, nine minutes and 31 seconds. On Saturday, April 19, he’ll compete in a street race of another type: a 100-minute sprint on the …

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Apr 16 2008 admin News Comments Off on Pratt & Miller Corvette C6RS Shines in Sunny St. Petersburg

First Convertible C6RS Featured in American Le Mans Series Vitesse Program at St. Petersburg Street Race ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Corvette Racing’s twin C6.R race cars were joined by a third bright yellow Corvette on the streets of St. Petersburg during the American Le Mans Series street race on April 5. Pratt & Miller’s first convertible C6RS supercar was featured in the ALMS Vitesse (“Speed”) program, giving special guests and VIPs a taste of the machines that compete in America’s …

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Apr 05 2008 admin News Comments Off on Gavin and Beretta Repeat in St. Pete

Corvette Racing Makes History with First ALMS Win with Cellulosic E85 Ethanol Racing Fuel ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Corvette Racing made motorsports history today, scoring the first victory with E85R ethanol racing fuel in American Le Mans Series competition. On a sultry, sunny day, Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta sailed to their second consecutive class victory on the waterfront street circuit in St. Petersburg, Fla. The reigning champions won the GT1 division in the Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. …

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Apr 04 2008 admin News Comments Off on Beretta Repeats as St. Petersburg GT1 Pole Winner

Corvettes Debut Cellulosic E85 Ethanol Racing Fuel on the Streets of St. Pete ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Born in an apartment overlooking the first turn of the Monte Carlo Grand Prix, Olivier Beretta has a natural affinity for street circuits. Today the Monegasque won the GT1 pole for Saturday’s American Le Mans Series Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg for the second consecutive year. Beretta claimed his record-setting 21st career ALMS pole, turning a fast lap of 1:09.727 (92.934 …

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Apr 01 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing to Introduce E85 Ethanol Racing Fuel in St. Petersburg Street Race

Chevy Factory Team Ready for First Race with Cellulosic E85R on Bayside Circuit ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A new era for Corvette Racing will begin on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla., on April 5 when Chevrolet’s factory road racing team runs cellulosic E85 racing ethanol in the American Le Mans Series Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg. The twin Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars have been outfitted with new fuel cells that are compatible with the ethanol/gasoline blend …

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Mar 26 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing ALMS Teleconference Transcript

Highlights from Doug Fehan and Johnny O’Connell Media Teleconference Doug Fehan, Corvette Racing program manager, and Johnny O’Connell, driver of the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R, participated in an American Le Mans Series media teleconference on March 26. They discussed the team’s transition to E85 ethanol racing fuel, the upcoming ALMS race in St. Petersburg, Fla., the current state of the GT1 category, the future of GT racing, and other subjects. Excerpts from the teleconference follow. How does a driver …

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Mar 25 2008 admin News Comments Off on Media Alert: Corvette Racing ALMS Teleconference

Who: Doug Fehan, Corvette Racing program manager; Johnny O’Connell, driver of the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R When: Wednesday, March 26, 1 p.m. ET Why: Preview of the upcoming American Le Mans Series race in St. Petersburg, Fla., where Corvette Racing will race with cellulosic E85 ethanol racing fuel. Call-in number: (319) 279-1003 Access code: 723642 Members of the media are invited to participate in an American Le Mans Series teleconference with Johnny O’Connell, driver of the No. 3 Compuware …

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Mar 15 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Scores Sixth Sebring 12-Hour GT1 Victory

O’Connell Notches Record-Setting Seventh Sebring Class Win with Magnussen and Fellows SEBRING, Fla. – After a long day’s journey into night, Corvette Racing scored its sixth GT1 class victory in seven years in America’s classic endurance race, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Johnny O’Connell, Jan Magnussen and Ron Fellows drove their No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R to an eight-lap victory over their teammates Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Max Papis in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R. The …

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Mar 13 2008 admin News Comments Off on Magnussen to Start on GT1 Pole in Sebring 12-Hour Endurance Race

Magnussen Takes Top Spot on Grid After Qualifying Cancelled  SEBRING, Fla. – Jan Magnussen will start first in the GT1 class for the second straight year in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R in Saturday’s season-opening American Le Mans Series Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. During today’s scheduled 25-minute qualifying session for GT cars, Magnussen negotiated the historic 3.7-mile, 17-turn course in 1:56.539, bettering his pole-winning time in last year’s race by .522 seconds. Oliver Gavin also eclipsed last …

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