Jun 03 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Completes Trouble-Free Test at Le Mans

Corvette C6.Rs Third and Fourth Fastest in Eight-Hour Test Session LE MANS, France – After nearly a year of planning and preparation, Corvette Racing set the pace today in testing at the Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans, the home of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The No. 63 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Jan Magnussen, Johnny O’Connell and Ron Fellows ran the fastest lap in the GT1 class at 3:49.207. The No. 64 Corvette of Oliver Gavin, Olivier …

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May 19 2007 admin News Comments Off on Gavin and Beretta Win GT1 in Salt Lake City ALMS

Two Ollies Score Come-from-Behind Victory in Final Warm-Up for Le Mans SALT LAKE CITY – Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta scored their fourth win in five starts this season, taking the GT1 class honors in the American Le Mans Series Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park. The “two Ollies” completed 61 laps of the 4.5-mile circuit in their No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R, finishing 26.550 seconds ahead of Jan Magnussen and Johnny O’Connell in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette …

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May 14 2007 admin News Comments Off on Gavin Takes GT1 Pole for ALMS Utah Grand Prix

Post-Qualifying Tire Change May Promote Magnussen to Head of GT1 Class SALT LAKE CITY – The good news for Oliver Gavin: He set the quick qualifying time in the GT1 class for the 13th time in his ALMS career at the Utah Grand Prix. The bad news: A spin on his second timed lap could relegate him and teammate Olivier Beretta to the back of the pack if the team makes a post-qualifying tire change. The highs and lows of …

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May 14 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing’s Countdown to Le Mans Begins at Utah Grand Prix

Salt Lake City Race Is Final Rehearsal Before 24 Hours of Le Mans SALT LAKE CITY – Geographically and culturally, Salt Lake City and Le Mans are worlds apart. While Utah’s high desert has little in common with France’s lush Loire Valley, both cities are the home of impressive racing facilities. When Corvette Racing competes in the Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park on May 19, it will be the final dress rehearsal for the team’s assault on the …

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Apr 21 2007 admin News Comments Off on O’Connell and Magnussen Break Through with First Win for Corvette Racing

Caution Period Catches Out Gavin and Beretta in Lone Star Grand Prix HOUSTON – Jan Magnussen and Johnny O’Connell teamed up to win their first race together since 1999 as the pair drove their No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R to their first victory of the season tonight in the Lone Star Grand Prix. Racing on the rough and rugged 1.7-mile JAGFlo Speedway at Reliant Park temporary street circuit was like riding a mechanical bull, but Magnussen and O’Connell held on …

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Apr 20 2007 admin News Comments Off on Beretta Captures Record 20th Career Pole in Houston GT1 Qualifying

Corvettes Qualify Within .18 Seconds on Bumpy Street Course HOUSTON – A bumpy track, heavy traffic, and a half-spin couldn’t stop Olivier Beretta from extending his record for most career poles in the American Le Mans Series. Beretta hustled his No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R to the quickest GT1 qualifying time for Saturday’s Lone Star Grand Prix in Houston, capturing the pole for the 20th time in his ALMS career. Beretta toured the 1.7-mile JAGFlo Speedway at Reliant Park temporary …

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Apr 17 2007 admin News Comments Off on Rough Road Ahead for Corvette Racing in Houston Street Race

Survival Is the Name of the Game in Grand Prix of Houston HOUSTON – The second annual Grand Prix of Houston, to be contested on Saturday night, April 21, on the 1.7-mile JAGFlo Speedway at Reliant Park temporary street circuit, is the third in a series of three street races on the American Le Mans Series calendar. After winning the GT1 class in last year’s inaugural event in Houston, Corvette Racing is well prepared for the bumpy roads that surround …

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Apr 14 2007 admin News Comments Off on Gavin and Beretta Score Third Straight GT1 Win

Corvette Racing Has Flawless Run in Inaugural ALMS Long Beach Street Race LONG BEACH, Calif. – It was a new venue for the American Le Mans Series but a familiar result in the GT1 class as Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta drove their No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R to their third straight win of the season. The two Ollies completed 71 laps on the 1.968-mile Grand Prix of Long Beach street circuit, finishing .349 seconds ahead of the No. 3 …

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Apr 13 2007 admin News Comments Off on Gavin Captures GT1 Pole on the Streets of Long Beach

Oliver Edges Magnussen in Inaugural ALMS Long Beach Street Race LONG BEACH, Calif. – Oliver Gavin proved to be a quick learner in his first visit to the Long Beach temporary street circuit. Although he had never driven the 1.968-mile course before this morning’s 45-minute practice session, Gavin captured the GT1 class pole in the American Le Mans Series’ debut at the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Gavin earned his 12th career ALMS pole in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette …

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Apr 06 2007 admin News Comments Off on 100 Minutes of Long Beach is Corvette Racing’s Next Step in Preparation for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Corvette Racing Gears Up for Second of Three Consecutive ALMS Street Races LONG BEACH, Calif. – The streets of Long Beach are uncharted territory for the American Le Mans Series, but several Corvette Racing drivers already know the ins and outs of the famed waterfront circuit. The upcoming 100-minute sprint race on the bayside circuit on April 14 – the shortest race on the ALMS calendar – will mark the series’ first appearance at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long …

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