Dec 01 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette’s Beretta, Gavin Among the Best in 2006

Nominated to the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association’s Annual All America Team Braselton, Ga. – It wasn’t easy but Corvette Racing’s Olivier Beretta and Oliver Gavin again were the class of GT1 in the American Le Mans Series for 2006. For the second straight year they teamed for the class drivers title and have been nominated to the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association’s annual All America team in the At-Large category. The duo recorded four class …

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Nov 10 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing’s Small-Block V-8 Wins Global Race Engine of the Year Award

Panel of Experts Selects Le Mans-Winning LS7.R as Global Motorsport Engine of the Year COLOGNE, Germany – GM’s small-block V-8 added another accolade to a long list of honors when Corvette Racing’s LS7.R was named the Global Motorsport Engine of the Year at the inaugural Professional Motorsport World Expo in Cologne, Germany, on November 9. The race-prepared LS7.R engine, which shares its architecture with the production LS7 small-block V-8, propelled Corvette Racing to its fifth GT1 class victory in the …

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Oct 31 2006 admin News Comments Off on GM Road Racing Teams Win Post-Season Accolades

Corvette Racing and Team Cadillac Personnel Receive Special Recognition Awards MONTEREY, Calif. – Following the conclusion of the 2006 American Le Mans Series and the SCCA SPEED World Challenge Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Oct. 21-22, GM’s factory road racing teams won special recognition in post-season award ceremonies. Corvette Racing driver Ron Fellows was voted the Most Popular Driver in the ALMS, Corvette Racing’s Dan Binks was honored as the GT1 Crew Chief of the Year, and Team …

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Oct 21 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Sweeps ALMS Championships

Gavin and Beretta Clinch Manufacturers, Team and Drivers Championships with Runner-Up Finish in Season Finale MONTEREY, Calif. – Corvette Racing capped Corvette’s 50th anniversary in international road racing by sweeping the American Le Mans Series manufacturers, drivers and team championships in tonight’s season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. A runner-up finish by Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R at the Monterey Sports Car Championships wrapped up Chevrolet’s sixth consecutive manufacturers’ title and gave …

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Oct 20 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Qualifies Second and Third in GT1 for ALMS Season Finale

O’Connell Leads Chevrolet’s Charge for Sixth Manufacturers Championship MONTEREY, Calif. – Corvette Racing’s yellow Compuware Corvette C6.Rs were sandwiched between a pair of green Aston Martins as qualifying for Saturday’s American Le Mans Series season finale was completed today at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Johnny O’Connell will lead the charge for Chevrolet’s sixth consecutive GT1 manufacturers championship after qualifying his No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R second in the GT1 class at 1:21.229 (99.18 mph). Olivier Beretta was third quickest at …

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Oct 17 2006 admin News Comments Off on In Their Own Words: Oliver Gavin and Darren Turner

Two of the most pleasant personalities in the American Le Mans Series MONTEREY, Calif. – Two of the most pleasant personalities in the American Le Mans Series just happen to be involved in one of the most watched championship battles in its history. Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin and Aston Martin Racing’s Darren Turner each have championships on the line in this weekend’s Monterey Sports Car Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. For Gavin, it’s a second straight drivers title with …

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Oct 17 2006 admin News Comments Off on GM Racing Director Makes RACER’s Powerful and Influential List for Second Straight Year

Kent was Named to the List for Overseeing GM’s Success in a Cross Section of Motor Racing Detroit – Mark Kent, director of GM Racing, was named one of RACER magazine’s 24 powerful and influential individuals in the motorsports industry. Kent joins the ranks of the France family, Chevrolet driver and 2005 Nextel Cup champion Tony Stewart, IRL founder Tony George and prominent people in today’s auto racing community who help make the sport exhilarating, relevant, safe and entertaining. Kent …

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Oct 13 2006 admin News Comments Off on Manufacturers, Drivers and Team Championships Are on the Line for Corvette Racing in ALMS Season Finale

Chevrolet Team Aims for Sixth Straight GT1 Manufacturers’ Title at Laguna Seca MONTEREY, Calif. – After nine hard-fought races that spanned the length and breadth of North America, it all comes down to this: four intense hours at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca that will decide the American Le Mans Series GT1 manufacturers, team and drivers championships. The Monterey Sports Car Championships will pit America’s premier sports car team against the best of Great Britain. Going into the decisive 10th round …

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Oct 10 2006 admin News Comments Off on 2000 Mazda Raceway Finish a Preview of 2006?

Points Battle is as Close as Ever MONTEREY, Calif. – They are teammates now but were rivals in the past. Corvette Racing’s Ron Fellows and Olivier Beretta have been part of the GT1 championship picture in the American Le Mans Series since its formation in 1999. Especially thrilling were the battles between the Corvette C5-Rs and the red ORECA Vipers in the early years of the Series. It never got closer than at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in 2000. Beretta …

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Sep 30 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Finishes on Podium at Petit Le Mans

Gavin, Beretta and Magnussen Take Third in GT1 as Championship Race Tightens BRASELTON, Ga. – The Battle of Atlanta was fought over hill and over dale today at Road Atlanta as Corvette Racing finished third and fourth in the 1,000-mile Petit Le Mans endurance race. The penultimate round of the American Le Mans Series saw intense wheel-to-wheel combat between the Corvette C6.Rs and the Aston Martin DBR9s. Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Jan Magnussen finished third in the No. 4 …

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