Jun 27 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Aims for GT1 Victory Record at Lime Rock

Le Mans-Winning Corvette Team Renews Rivalry with Aston Martin on American Soil LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Just days ago, Corvette Racing’s twin Corvette C6.R race cars were thundering through the French countryside on the immense 8.5-mile Le Mans circuit. On July 1, they’ll be racing on Lime Rock Park’s roller coaster 1.54-mile track nestled in Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills. The transition from the longest track on the schedule to the shortest requires not only a change of equipment but also a change …

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Jun 18 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Wins 24 Hours of Le Mans

Corvette Posts Fifth GT1 Class Victory in Classic Endurance Race LE MANS, France – Corvette and Aston Martin went toe-to-toe in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, trading blows through a grueling day and night of racing. When the battle finally ended at 5 p.m. today, Corvette Racing had won the GT1 class in the world’s greatest sports car race for the fifth time in six years. The victorious No. 64 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta …

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Jun 18 2006 admin News Comments Off on GT1 Battle Continues in 18th Hour at Le Mans

No. 64 Corvette C6.R Gains Time on Track, Loses Ground in Safety Car Period LE MANS, France – The Corvette vs. Aston Martin rivalry continued at the three-quarter mark of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. After 18 hours of flat-out racing, the No. 64 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Jan Magnussen was on the same lap as the class-leading No. 009 Aston Martin. The two GT1 machines were ranked fourth and fifth overall. Behind them …

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Jun 17 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Running Second and Sixth at 12-Hour Mark in Le Mans

No. 64 Corvette Closing on Class-Leading Aston Martin in GT1; Misfortune Stalks No. 63 Corvette LE MANS, France – At the midpoint of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Corvette Racing’s twin C6.Rs were running second and sixth in the GT1 class and sixth and 12th overall. The No. 64 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Jan Magnussen was two minutes behind the class-leading No. 009 Aston Martin and cutting the deficit. The No. 63 Compuware …

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Jun 17 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Leads Le Mans GT1 at Six Hours

Gavin/Beretta/Magnussen Hold Narrow Margin over Aston Martin; Fellows/O’Connell/Papis Battle Back from Early Incident LE MANS, France – After the first six hours of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the No. 64 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Jan Magnussen held a 13-second lead in the GT1 class over the 009 Aston Martin. The No. 63 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Ron Fellows, Johnny O’Connell and Max Papis was seventh in class after battling back from a …

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Jun 15 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Qualifies Third and Sixth for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Gavin Posts Quick Time for Corvette Racing in Second Qualifying Session LE MANS, France – The battle lines have been drawn as qualifying concluded tonight for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Corvette Racing qualified its Corvette C6.R race cars third and sixth in the fiercely competitive GT1 class as less than two seconds separated the top six qualifiers. With less than five minutes remaining in the four-hour session, Oliver Gavin posted a 3:53.100 qualifying time in the No. 64 …

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Jun 14 2006 admin News Comments Off on Rain Dampens Corvette Racing’s First Qualifying Session for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Six Drivers Complete Required Laps in Darkness Despite Wet and Slippery Conditions LE MANS, France – After days of brilliant sunshine and scorching temperatures, rain arrived just as Corvette Racing’s twin Corvette C6.Rs began the first of two qualifying sessions that will determine the starting grid for this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. Raindrops began to fall on the Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans at 7:09 p.m. when Johnny O’Connell and Olivier Beretta drove out of the pits. …

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Jun 13 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Seeks Fifth Class Title in 24 Hours of Le Mans

Classic 24-Hour Endurance Race to Feature Intense Competition in GT1 Class LE MANS, France – Corvette Racing races to win in every event, but if there is one victory that every team member prizes, it’s the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This classic 24-hour endurance contest is sports car racing’s Olympics, World Cup and Super Bowl, all compressed into one frenetic day and night of round-the-clock competition. Four times in the last five years, the yellow Corvettes have finished first …

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Jun 04 2006 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 – It was only a test, but Corvette Racing’s twin Corvette C6.R race cars passed with flying colors as the two Corvettes had a day of trouble-free testing on the Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans. Today’s eight-hour session was the only opportunity for teams to test on the 8.5-mile course before the start of official practice and qualifying on June 14. The No. 64 Compuware Corvette …

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May 21 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing’s Reign Continues at Mid-Ohio

Corvette Racing Scores Fifth Straight 1-2 Finish in American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio   LEXINGTON, Ohio – Morning rain gave way to brilliant sunshine today as Corvette Racing continued its reign in the American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio. Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta extended Corvette Racing’s winning streak at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to five straight ALMS victories in the GT1 class. A runner-up finish by Ron Fellows and Johnny O’Connell made it five consecutive 1-2 finishes at Mid-Ohio …

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