Jul 04 2005 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Celebrates Fourth of July with 1-2 Finish

Beretta and Gavin Roll to Lime Rock Victory LAKEVILLE, Conn. – America’s favorite sports car celebrated America’s birthday with a declaration of racing dominance today at Lime Rock Park. Corvette Racing’s C6.R race cars swept to their fourth straight 1-2 finish today in the American Le Mans Grand Prix of New England. This time it was Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta who led the parade in GT1 with their No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R, finishing third overall and two laps …

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Jul 02 2005 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing C6.Rs Top GT1 Qualifying in American Le Mans New England Grand Prix

Beretta Sets ALMS Record with 15th Career Pole at Lime Rock Park LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Olivier Beretta became the most prolific polewinner in American Le Mans Series history today as he put the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R on the GT1 pole for Monday’s American Le Mans New England Prix at Lime Rock Park. Beretta earned the top spot for the 15th time in his ALMS career, breaking a tie with his Corvette Racing teammate Ron Fellows. Fellows qualified the …

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Jun 28 2005 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Races Against the Clock to Prepare for Lime Rock

Corvette Racing Notebook for the American Le Mans Series New England Grand Prix, July 1-4 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Le Mans and Lime Rock Park are a world apart. Just a few days ago, Corvette Racing’s twin C6.R race cars were hurtling through the French countryside on an immense 8.5-mile circuit for 24 grueling hours. This weekend the Corvette C6.Rs will celebrate America’s birthday on the tight 1.54-mile Lime Rock Park circuit in a 2-hour, 45-minute sprint race. “It’s an interesting …

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Jun 21 2005 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Ace Ron Fellows Moonlights in NASCAR at Sonoma’s Infineon Raceway

Road racing specialist seeks his first Cup win Chevrolet Corvette factory driver Ron Fellows has been a fixture on the NASCAR road courses for the past few years. The Canadian has 31 career NASCAR starts, including 3 Busch Series and 2 Craftsman Truck Series wins. He’s started 11 races in NEXTEL Cup Series competition, with 2 top 5 finishes. Most notable of those starts was 2004’s NEXTEL Cup event at Watkins Glen, where Fellows started dead last and climbed all …

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Jun 19 2005 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Wins 24 Hours of Le Mans

New Corvette C6.R Scores Historic Fourth 1-2 Finish in French Classic LE MANS, France – Corvette Racing made history today at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, scoring its fourth 1-2 finish in the GT1 class in five years with the new Corvette C6.R. Corvette Racing drivers Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Jan Magnussen reprised their victory in last year’s 24-hour endurance race, and were again joined on the podium by teammates Ron Fellows, Johnny O’Connell and Max Papis. The …

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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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