Jul 11 2008 admin News Comments Off on Gavin Pips Magnussen for GT1 Pole in Lime Rock Qualifying

Tire Pressure Adjustment Makes the Difference on New Track Surface LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Oliver Gavin won the GT1 pole for Saturday’s American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R, edging his Corvette Racing teammate Jan Magnussen by .247 seconds on the reconfigured and repaved Lime Rock Park circuit. Magnussen had the quicker qualifying time in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R after the first five timed laps, but a tire pressure adjustment gave Gavin the …

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Jul 10 2008 admin News Comments Off on Revamped Lime Rock Park Is a Journey into the Unknown for Corvette Racing

Team Will Use High-Tech Tools to Come to Grips with New Asphalt and Track Configuration LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Corvette Racing’s drivers and team members have decades of experience at Lime Rock Park, but they will encounter something completely different in Saturday’s American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix. With new corners and a freshly paved surface, the familiar track in rural Connecticut will be full of unknowns for America’s premier production sports car team. “The biggest challenge is that we have …

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Jun 15 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Finishes Second and Third in 24 Hours of Le Mans

American Team Scores 15th Podium Finish in France LE MANS, France – For the second consecutive year, Corvette Racing finished second in the GT1 class in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Johnny O’Connell, Jan Magnussen and Ron Fellows completed 344 laps in their No. 63 Compuware Corvette C6.R, finishing on the lead lap with the winning No. 009 Aston Martin DBR9 of David Brabham, Antonio Garcia, and Darren Turner. The No. 64 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Oliver Gavin, …

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Jun 15 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Holds Second and Third at 18 Hours in Rainy Le Mans

Wet Track Challenges Everything in Early Morning LE MANS, France, June 15, 2008 – Le Mans lived up to its reputation as the ultimate challenge in endurance racing when rain arrived at the Circuit de la Sarthe at 4:10 a.m. A combination of steady showers and persistent drizzle kept the circuit wet and treacherous as Sunday dawned. At 9 a.m., with 18 hours of the race completed, the No. 63 and No. 64 Corvettes held second and third in the …

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Jun 14 2008 admin News Comments Off on Le Mans Organizers Honor Corvette by Naming “Corvette Curves”

Corvette Racing Heritage Is Permanently Linked with 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit LE MANS, France – The Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans, the home of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, embraces some of the most recognizable names in motorsports. Road racing enthusiasts around the world revere Tertre Rouge, Mulsanne Corner, Arnage and the Indianapolis Corner. Now a new name has been added to this honor roll: the Corvette Curves. The Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), organizer of …

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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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