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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Mar 31 2007 admin News Comments Off on Gavin and Beretta Win GT1 in Inaugural St. Petersburg ALMS Race

Rare Driveline Problem Sidelines O’Connell and Magnussen on the Streets of St. Pete ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta sailed to their second consecutive GT1 class victory of the season on the waterfront street circuit in St. Petersburg, Fla. The two Ollies had a smooth run to the American Le Mans Series winner’s circle in their No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R after a driveline problem sidelined the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Johnny O’Connell and Jan …

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Mar 30 2007 admin News Comments Off on Beretta Sets ALMS Record with St. Petersburg GT1 Pole

Olivier Edges O’Connell in Qualifying for Inaugural ALMS Street Race in St. Pete ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Olivier Beretta claimed his record-setting 19th career ALMS pole today in qualifying for Saturday’s inaugural Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg. Beretta turned the fastest lap in the GT1 class at 1:09.531 (93.196 mph) in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R. Johnny O’Connell qualified the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R at 1:10.212 (92.292 mph) on the 1.8-mile temporary circuit alongside Tampa Bay. …

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Mar 26 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing’s Beretta and O’Connell Bring Street Smarts to St. Petersburg Street Race

Experience Gives Corvette Racing a Head Start in Inaugural ALMS Race on Bayside Street Course ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – As a lifelong resident of Monaco, Corvette Racing’s Olivier Beretta knows a little something about street races. A glittering jewel in the international racing scene, the Monaco Grand Prix has sent powerful open-wheel machines racing through Beretta’s neighborhood since 1929. On March 31, Beretta will race on another bayside street circuit when the American Le Mans Series stages the inaugural Acura …

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Mar 17 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Unveils Ron Fellows Special Edition in Sebring 12-Hour Race

Team Transforms No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R from Yellow to White to Salute New Limited Edition Z06 SEBRING, Fla. – One of Corvette Racing’s familiar yellow C6.Rs will have an all-new look when the green flag falls to start the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring today. The crew of the No. 3 Compuware Corvette has transformed their race car from Velocity Yellow to Arctic White. The new look salutes the limited edition Ron Fellows ALMS GT1 Champion Corvette Z06 …

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Mar 17 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Scores 1-2 Finish in Sebring

Gavin, Beretta and Papis Claim GT1 Victory in Legendary 12-Hour Endurance Race SEBRING, Fla. – On a perfect day for racing at Sebring International Raceway, Corvette Racing ran a perfect race. America’s premier production sports car team scored its fifth GT1 class win in six years in America’s classic endurance race, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Max Papis drove their No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R to a 17.863-second victory over their Corvette Racing …

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