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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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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