Jun 19 2005 admin News Comments Off on Le Mans 18-Hour Report: Too Close to Call

Two Laps Separate Four GT1 Contenders as Showdown Looms in Final Six Hours of 24 Hours of Le Mans LE MANS, France – The heat is building at Le Mans, and so is the drama in the GT1 class. After 18 hours of hard racing, the two Corvette C6.Rs and two Aston Martin DBR9s were within two laps of each other. With six hours remaining, the British and American rivals held alternating positions in the GT1 standings. The No. 58 …

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Jun 19 2005 admin News Comments Off on Le Mans 12-Hour Report: Consistent Corvettes Second and Third in GT1

Routine Run for Corvette Racing at Midpoint of 24-Hour Race LE MANS, France – Nightfall brought cooler temperatures and welcome relief to the Circuit of the Sarthe as the rivalry between Corvette and Aston Martin heated up in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The No. 64 Compuware Corvette driven by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Jan Magnussen was second in the GT1 class and eighth overall after completing 172 laps at 4 a.m. The No. 63 Corvette of Johnny …

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Jun 18 2005 admin News Comments Off on Le Mans Six-Hour Report: Corvette Racing Leads GT1

Papis Puts Corvette at Head of the GT1 Class LE MANS, France – With the first six hours of the 24 Hours of Le Mans completed, the battle between Corvette and Aston Martin is living up to its billing. Starting third and fifth in the GT1 class, the twin Compuware Corvettes were first and third at 10 p.m., with the leading car completing 86 laps around the 13.65-kilometer circuit. The No. 63 Corvette driven by Ron Fellows, Johnny O’Connell and …

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Jun 16 2005 admin News Comments Off on Corvette C6.Rs Qualify Third and Fifth for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Gavin Runs Fast Time for Corvette Racing in Second Qualifying Session LE MANS, France – The stage has been set for an epic battle of production-based race cars at the 24 Hours of Le Mans as Corvette Racing qualified its new Corvette C6.Rs third and fifth in the intensely competitive GT1 class. The No. 64 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Jan Magnussen ran a fast lap of 3:52.426 in tonight’s four-hour qualifying session, placing it …

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Jun 15 2005 admin News Comments Off on Rain Shortens Corvette Racing’s First Day of Le Mans Practice and Qualifying

Team Makes Steady Progress Despite Wet and Slippery Conditions LE MANS, France – Ten days of ideal weather following the initial test of Corvette Racing’s new C6.R race cars at Le Mans on June 5 ended abruptly as the yellow Corvettes pulled out of the pit lane for the first of two four-hour practice and qualifying sessions. Rain arrived at the Sarthe circuit tonight at 7 p.m., shortening the team’s total track time to less than one hour. Despite the …

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Jun 14 2005 admin News Comments Off on A Woman Who Knows the Score

Corvette Racing’s Melanie Correll Times the 24 Hours of Le Mans Single-Handed LE MANS, France – Among the dozens of mechanics, engineers, technicians and drivers who make up Corvette Racing, Melanie Correll stands out. Not because she is the only woman working on the pit stand, but because she brings a unique and essential skill to the team. Correll is a master of the art and science of timing and scoring. Tracking lap times, pit stops and penalties for 50 …

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Jun 13 2005 admin News Comments Off on Chevy’s Legacy at Le Mans: Performance with a French Accent

Corvette’s 45-Year Heritage at the 24 Hours of Le Mans LE MANS, France – This year’s edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, to be contested on June 18-19, marks Corvette’s 45th anniversary at the Circuit of the Sarthe. In 1960, the thunder of a GM small-block V-8 engine first rocked Tertre Rouge, resonated on the Mulsanne Straight, and rumbled through Arnage. While Chevrolet is widely recognized as an iconic American brand and the most successful manufacturer in American …

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Jun 05 2005 admin News Comments Off on Corvette C6.R Passes First Le Mans Test with Flying Colors

Test Day Provides Essential Information on New Corvette Race Cars for Upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans LE MANS, France – Corvette Racing introduced its new C6.R race cars to Le Mans in a day of trouble-free testing on the Circuit des 24 Heures. The extended test session provided valuable information on the new race cars for both Corvette Racing’s six drivers and GM Racing engineers. Today’s test was the only opportunity for Chevy’s factory team to evaluate its new …

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Jun 04 2005 admin News Comments Off on Wesoloski Named Road Racing Group Manager

Previously C6.R Chassis Engineer for the Corvette Racing Team DETROIT – General Motors has named Steve Wesoloski as the new road racing group manager for GM Racing. Beginning this month, Wesoloski will oversee engineering and budgets for GM’s motorsports programs in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), SPEED SCCA World Challenge and the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series. Previously Wesoloski was the GM Racing C6.R chassis engineer for the Corvette Racing team. Also during that time, Wesoloski was the …

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May 31 2005 admin News Comments Off on GM Racing Profile: Doug Fehan, Corvette Racing

From Dusty Midwestern Bullrings to the Top Step of the Podium at Le Mans A racing odyssey that began 54 years ago at War Memorial Stadium in Buffalo, N.Y., has taken Doug Fehan to victory celebrations at the world’s greatest race tracks. Fehan has traveled a long and winding road from the dusty Midwestern bullrings where he began his career, to the top step of the podium at Le Mans, Sebring, and Daytona. While Fehan’s official title is GM Racing …

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