Apr 05 2005 admin News Comments Off on GM Racing Partners With PRS Guitars

DETROIT – General Motors and Corvette Racing are pleased to announce a partnership with PRS Guitars, a leading manufacturer of high-end electric and electro-acoustic guitars. The PRS name will appear on the recently introduced Corvette C6.R racecar during the 2005 race season, and PRS will craft custom designed Corvette Z06 guitars. The Corvette guitars will be available through authorized PRS guitar dealers worldwide. PRS Guitars are used by some of the world’s top musicians, including Carlos Santana, Dave Navarro of …

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Mar 20 2005 admin News Comments Off on Corvette C6.Rs Finish Second and Third in Competition Debut

Corvette Racing Battles Back in Long Day’s Journey at Sebring SEBRING, Fla. – Battered but unbroken, Corvette Racing overcame adversity to finish second and third today in the GT1 class at Sebring International Raceway with the new Corvette C6.R race cars. After dominating the first eight hours of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the final third of the 12-hour race became a test of endurance for the Corvette Racing team as both cars were damaged in accidents. The …

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Mar 19 2005 admin News Comments Off on Sebring Eight-Hour Report: Class-Leading C6.Rs Survive Crashes

Nightfall Brings Reversal of Fortune for Corvette Racing SEBRING, Fla. – With eight of the 12 hours of Sebring completed, Corvette Racing was running 1-2 in the production-based GT1 class and ranked third and fourth overall. Then just as the ninth hour began, both Corvette C6.Rs were damaged in separate incidents. The No. 3 Compuware Corvette driven by Johnny O’Connell was first to suffer misfortune when a front brake rotor failed on the long straight leading into Turn 17. O’Connell …

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Mar 19 2005 admin News Comments Off on Sebring Four-Hour Report: Corvette Racing 1-2 in GT1

New C6.Rs Fourth and Fifth Overall SEBRING, Fla. – “So far, so good.” Those four words from GM Racing program manager Doug Fehan sum up the first third of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring for Corvette Racing. At the four-hour mark, Corvette Racing’s new C6.Rs were running first and second in the GT1 class. The No. 4 Compuware Corvette driven by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Jan Magnussen had completed 112 laps, placing it fourth overall in the …

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Mar 17 2005 admin News Comments Off on Corvette C6.Rs to Start First and Second in Competition Debut at Sebring

Field Set by Practice Times After Rain Cancels Qualifying SEBRING, Fla. – Corvette Racing’s new Corvette C6.R race cars will start their first race in the top two spots in the fiercely contested GT1 class at the season-opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. When heavy rain compelled American Le Mans Series officials to cancel qualifying for Saturday’s 12-hour race at Sebring International Raceway, the twin Corvette C6.Rs were seeded at the top of the GT1 class based on their …

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Mar 15 2005 admin News Comments Off on New Corvette C6.R to Make Racing Debut in Sebring

American Le Mans Series 12-Hour Season-Opener Marks Corvette’s 50th Year in Racing SEBRING, Fla. – Corvette Racing’s championship-winning Corvette C5-R is a tough act to follow, but the new Corvette C6.R race car is up to the task. Introduced in 1999, the C5-R scored 35 victories in 55 American Le Mans Series events, won its class at the 12 Hours of Sebring three consecutive years, posted three 1-2 finishes in the GTS class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, …

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Mar 10 2005 admin News Comments Off on ew GM Racing Director Addresses Media

Mark Kent answers media questions as new director of GM Racing MICHAEL GARDNER, MANAGER, MOTORSPORTS, HERITAGE AND PERFORMANCE COMMUNICATIONS: “Mark is not a stranger to the motorsports scene. In the late eighties and early nineties he held engineering and program management positions for our IMSA GTU and SCCA Trans-Am programs. He spent the bulk of his 25-year career in powertrain engineering and recently led the engineering design team that was responsible for GM’s Northstar V8 engines. As you’ll see, he …

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Feb 17 2005 admin News Comments Off on New GM Racing Head Appointed

Mark Kent named director of GM Racing DETROIT – General Motors has named Mark Kent its new director of racing. Kent will oversee engineering and marketing activities for all of GM’s motorsports programs, including NASCAR, NHRA, SCCA, Grand American, American Le Mans and IRL. Kent, 44, replaces Doug Duchardt, who held the position for the last two years. Kent has experience in powertrain development both for production and race vehicles. From 1987 to 1992, he held motorsports engine engineering and …

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Feb 02 2005 admin News Comments Off on 2005 Corvette Racing Partners

DETROIT – General Motors is pleased to announce the 2005 Corvette Racing corporate partners, with a special thank you to Compuware, the primary sponsor whose continued support will usher in the new era of Corvette racing with the all-new Corvette C6.R. Compuware is one of the world’s top information technology (IT) staffing firms. Founded in 1973, Compuware serves the leading IT organizations, including more than 90 percent of the Fortune 100 companies. For more information, go to: www.compuware.com “Partnering with …

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Jan 10 2005 admin News Comments Off on Corvette C6-R Race Car Launches For 2005

C5-R Successor Built upon 50+ Years of History, Three Le Mans Titles, 35 Victories and Four Championships DETROIT – The brand-new Corvette C6-R race car will debut at the 12 Hours of Sebring in March 2005 after a full year of rigorous testing and development. The two-car, factory-backed Chevrolet sports car program will compete in the production-based GT1 class (formerly GTS) of American Le Mans Series as well as the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans in France, a race …

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