Oct 06 2007 admin News Comments Off on Gavin and Beretta Clinch GT1 Championship with Petit Le Mans Victory

Magnussen Walks Away from High-Speed Accident at Road Atlanta BRASELTON, Ga. – Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Max Papis drove their No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R to a GT1 class victory in today’s 1,000-mile Petit Le Mans endurance race at Road Atlanta. It was the sixth class title at Petit Le Mans for Corvette Racing, and the win clinched a third consecutive GT1 drivers championship for Gavin and Beretta. The trio completed 364 laps, finishing 50 laps ahead of the …

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Oct 05 2007 admin News Comments Off on O’Connell and Corvette Claim GT1 Pole at Petit Le Mans

Gavin Second as Corvettes Qualify 1-2 at Road Atlanta BRASELTON, Ga. – Morning rain turned into a steamy afternoon as qualifying began at Road Atlanta for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans 10-hour/1,000-mile endurance race. Corvette Racing’s twin Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars had difficulty getting a grip on the freshly scrubbed surface as Johnny O’Connell and Oliver Gavin qualified second and third respectively in the GT1 class. The Maserati MC 12 of Andrea Bertolini ran the quickest qualifying lap, marking the …

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Oct 05 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Qualifies Second and Third in GT1 for ALMS Petit Le Mans

Green Track Proves Problematic for O’Connell and Gavin BRASELTON, Ga. – Morning rain turned into a steamy afternoon as qualifying began at Road Atlanta for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans 10-hour/1,000-mile endurance race. Corvette Racing’s twin Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars had difficulty getting a grip on the freshly scrubbed surface as Johnny O’Connell and Oliver Gavin qualified second and third respectively in the GT1 class. The Maserati MC 12 of Andrea Bertolini ran the quickest qualifying lap, marking the first …

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Oct 01 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Looks Back and Looks Ahead to Petit Le Mans

Corvette Drivers Recall Early Days at “Little Le Mans” BRASELTON, Ga. – Corvette Racing didn’t participate in the first Petit Le Mans in 1998 – the team made its competition debut the following season – but several of its drivers were there in the beginning. With the 10th running of the 1,000-mile/10-hour endurance race scheduled for Saturday, October 6, it’s appropriate to look back at the early days of this prestigious event. “Don Panoz had the vision to create an …

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Sep 01 2007 admin News Comments Off on Magnussen and O’Connell Rule GT1 in Detroit Street Race

Luck Goes Against Gavin and Beretta in First Pace Car Period DETROIT – Corvette Racing drivers Jan Magnussen and Johnny O’Connell are on a roll in the American Le Mans Series. The pair backed up their win last weekend at Mosport International Raceway with a GT1 class victory today in the inaugural Detroit Sports Car Challenge at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. They scored their third win of the season in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R with a …

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Aug 31 2007 admin News Comments Off on Magnussen Motors to GT1 Pole in Detroit ALMS

Corvette Racing Sweeps Semifinal Round of Pit Crew Challenge DETROIT – The roar of Chevy thunder returned to Motor City today as Corvette Racing’s twin Compuware Corvette C6.Rs rocked the revamped Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix street circuit. Qualifying on the 2.0-mile temporary course that winds through Belle Isle Park, Jan Magnussen won the GT1 pole for Saturday’s Detroit Sports Car Challenge, the 10th round of the 12-race American Le Mans Series. The Danish driver turned a fast lap at …

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Aug 31 2007 admin News Comments Off on Red Wings Star To Drive Pace Car For Detroit ALMS Event

Eight-time NHL All-Star Nicklas Lidstrom Will Drive Corvette Z06 To Start Tomorrow’s Detroit Sports Car Challenge presented by Bosch DETROIT – Detroit Red Wings team captain and multiple Norris Trophy winner (top NHL defenseman) Nicklas Lidstrom will drive a 2007 Corvette Z06 to pace the start of the Detroit Sports Car Challenge presented by Bosch, part of this weekend’s Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. Lidstrom, one of the Red Wings’ top scorers of all time, will lead the American Le …

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Aug 27 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Revs Up for Detroit Grand Prix

Chevy Fields the Home Team for Inaugural ALMS Event in Motor City DETROIT – Corvette Racing will have a high profile on the town and on the track when motor racing returns to the Motor City for this weekend’s Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. Chevrolet and its factory road racing team will take center stage in Saturday’s inaugural American Le Mans Series Detroit Sports Car Challenge on the revamped street course near GM global headquarters. Corvette Racing’s roots run deep …

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Aug 26 2007 admin News Comments Off on O’Connell and Magnussen Win GT1 in Mosport ALMS

Speed and Good Fortune Favor No. 3 Corvette C6.R in Canadian Round BOWMANVILLE, Ontario – The last time that Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen stood together in the Mosport International Raceway winner’s circle was in 1999 after the pair won the LMP1 class in a Panoz prototype. The Corvette Racing teammates reprised that winning performance today in the Grand Prix of Mosport to take the GT1 title with a 57-second margin of victory over Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta in …

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Aug 25 2007 admin News Comments Off on Gavin Wins GT1 Pole in Battle of Corvettes at Grand Prix of Mosport

Fellows Qualifies Second at Home Track BOWMANVILLE, Ontario – Race fans were seeing triple today at Mosport International Raceway as three Corvettes battled for the GT1 pole for Sunday’s Grand Prix of Mosport. Ron Fellows’ Arctic White No. 33 Compuware Corvette C6.R split the two familiar Velocity Yellow Corvette C6.Rs of Oliver Gavin and Johnny O’Connell. Gavin won his fourth ALMS pole of the season and the 15th of his career in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R and O’Connell …

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