Aug 03 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing at Road America: The European Perspective

Eighth Round of American Le Mans Series Will Showcase Horsepower, Handling, and Brave Hearts ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – The one circuit in North America that every road racer relishes is Road America. The four-mile course carved into the rolling hills of Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine forest is a 14-turn test of horsepower, handling, and bravery. Corvette Racing’s quartet of drivers are eager to test their mettle on the Road America circuit when it hosts the four-hour Generac 500 on Saturday, August …

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Jul 21 2007 admin News Comments Off on Gavin and Beretta Score Sixth GT1 Win of Season in Mid-Ohio ALMS

Contact Ends O’Connell and Magnussen’s Charge to the Front LEXINGTON, Ohio – The GT1 class in the Acura Sports Car Challenge at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course was a tale of two Corvettes. It was the best of times for Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta as they scored their sixth victory in seven American Le Mans Series races in 2007. But while fortune smiled on the “two Ollies” and No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R, the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R …

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Jul 20 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Crushes GT1 Track Record in Mid-Ohio ALMS Qualifying

Gavin Awarded Pole After Post-Qualifying Inspection LEXINGTON, Ohio – Corvette Racing shattered the GT1 track record at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course today in qualifying for Saturday’s American Le Mans Series Acura Sports Car Challenge. Oliver Gavin will start on the class pole after a qualifying duel with Johnny O’Connell was decided in technical inspection. O’Connell toured the 2.25-mile Mid-Ohio circuit in 1:16.568 (106.164 mph) in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R, edging Gavin’s fast lap of 1:16.635 (106.072 mph) …

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Jul 07 2007 admin News Comments Off on Gavin and Beretta Celebrate GT1 Victory in Lime Rock ALMS

Corvette Racing Turns in Another Flawless Performance in American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix LAKEVILLE, Conn. – While millions of Americans celebrated the nation’s birthday with fireworks and amusement park rides, Corvette Racing spent the weekend after the Fourth of July on the roller coaster 1.54-mile Lime Rock Park circuit. Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta avoided the heavy holiday traffic on the congested road course and scored a .384-second victory in their No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R over Johnny O’Connell …

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Jul 06 2007 admin News Comments Off on Beretta Takes GT1 Pole in Lime Rock ALMS by .013 Second

Practice Times Set Grid After Rain Washes Out Qualifying LAKEVILLE, Conn. – The roar of Chevy thunder at Lime Rock Park heralded the arrival of a summer storm that washed out qualifying for Saturday’s American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix. Corvette Racing’s twin Compuware Corvette C6.Rs were separated by 13 thousandths of a second in this morning’s practice session, and that razor-thin margin determined the GT1 starting grid after race officials cancelled the scheduled 20-minute qualifying session. Olivier Beretta circled …

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Jun 17 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Finishes Second in 24 Hours of Le Mans

No. 63 Corvette C6.R Has Flawless Run to Second Spot on GT1 Podium LE MANS, France – Corvette Racing experienced the agony and the ecstasy of endurance racing in the 75th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Drivers Ron Fellows, Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen piloted their No. 63 Compuware Corvette C6.R to a runner-up finish in the GT1 class and sixth overall in the world’s most prestigious sports car race. It was the team’s eighth consecutive podium …

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Jun 17 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Second After 18 Hours in Le Mans

No. 63 Corvette Moves Up in Class as Sun Also Rises in Le Mans LE MANS, France – At dawn’s early light in Le Mans, Corvette Racing was running second in the GT1 class. The No. 63 Compuware Corvette C6.R continued its trouble-free run, stepped up its pace as the sun rose, and benefited from its rivals’ misfortunes. Jan Magnussen recorded the Corvette’s fastest lap, and Ron Fellows moved up from third to second shortly after the 16-hour mark when …

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Jun 16 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Third in GT1 at 12-Hour Mark in Le Mans

No. 63 Corvette Shrugs Off Close Call with Prototype LE MANS, France – At the halfway point of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the No. 63 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Ron Fellows, Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen was holding position, running third in the GT1 class. The Corvette was on the lead lap, 3:46 behind the class-leading No. 007 Aston Martin. The storm cells that swirled through Le Mans dissipated, leaving a crystal clear night for racing. At …

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Jun 16 2007 admin News Comments Off on No. 63 Corvette C6.R Runs Third at Six-Hour Mark at Le Mans

Team Works Overtime to Keep Up with Changing Conditions LE MANS, France – After the first six hours of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the No. 63 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Ron Fellows, Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen was third in the GT1 class. The Corvette was on the lead lap with the No. 007 and No. 009 Aston Martin DBR9s after 82 circuits. The No. 64 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Max Papis retired …

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Jun 16 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Three Hour Report from Le Mans

Driveshaft Problem Sidelines Gavin in No. 64 Corvette; Magnussen Second in GT1 in No. 63 Corvette LE MANS, France – Corvette Racing suffered a rare mechanical problem in the opening hours of the 24 Hours of Le Mans that sidelined the No. 64 Compuware Corvette C6.R. As showers swept over the Le Mans circuit and teams changed tires to cope with the rapidly changing track conditions, driver Oliver Gavin reported a problem with the drivetrain after his fourth pit stop …

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