Jun 15 2007 admin News Comments Off on A Lap of Le Mans with Oliver Gavin

Four-Time GT1 Winner Shows the Fast Way Around Le Mans Note: A map of the Le Mans circuit is available here:¬†LeMansMap. LE MANS, France – With four GT1 class victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the last five years – including a streak of three straight wins in 2004-06 – Corvette Racing driver Oliver Gavin knows his way around the Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans. In the following interview, the 34-year-old British ace offers his insights …

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Jun 14 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Prepares for Rainy 24 Hours of Le Mans

Rain Dampens Second Night of Qualifying for Classic Endurance Race LE MANS, France – The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain, but the rain in France fell mainly on the Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans tonight. With a wet track and treacherous conditions, the GT1 qualifying order established on Wednesday night was unchanged. The No. 64 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Max Papis will start third in the GT1 class, and the …

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Jun 13 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Third and Fifth in First Qualifying Session for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Six Drivers Complete Required Laps in Darkness Despite Wet and Slippery Conditions LE MANS, France – Rain and red flags played havoc with Corvette Racing’s best-laid plans in the first of two qualifying sessions for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. With the threat of rain in the air, there was a sense of urgency as tonight’s session began at 7 p.m. When qualifying concluded shortly after midnight, Corvette Racing was third and fifth in provisional GT1 qualifying. Oliver Gavin …

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Jun 12 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Faces Greatest Challenge in 24 Hours of Le Mans

America’s Premier Sports Car Team Aims for Sixth GT1 Victory in Classic Endurance Race LE MANS, France – Five times in the last six years, Corvette Racing has won its class in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The competition has been intense and the obstacles formidable – but the challenge has never been greater than in this year’s edition of the world’s biggest and most prestigious sports car race. To win a sixth GT1 title in the event’s 75th …

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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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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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