Jun 13 2004 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Running Strong After 16 Dramatic Hours at The 24 Hours of Le Mans

Drivers perform double and triple stints LE MANS, France – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team is currently holding the second and third positions in the GTS class at the two-thirds mark of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The #64 Corvette is in second position, six laps behind the leading Ferrari, while the #63 Corvette is close behind. The Chevrolet drivers put in overtime during the cooler night hours, staying in the car for two to three hours …

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Jun 13 2004 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Leads GTS Class After Four Hours at The 24 Hours of Le Mans

#64 C5-R running up front while #63 C5-R catches up LE MANS, France – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team is currently in the top position in the GTS class, running an impressive seventh overall on the 47-car grid. The #64 Corvette C5-R of Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Jan Magnussen holds the top position in class after running consistently fast lap times and turning quick pit stops. The #63 Corvette C5-R is running in seventh position in class …

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Jun 11 2004 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Further Improves Qualifying Times at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Gavin and O’Connell set fast times on Thursday night LE MANS, France – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team improved their qualifying times in Thursday’s second qualifying session before the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Oliver Gavin, driving the #64 Corvette C5-R along with Olivier Beretta and Jan Magnussen, set a best lap of 3:49.750, second fastest in the GTS class. The #63 Corvette C5-R will start close behind after Johnny O’Connell, co-driving with Ron Fellows and Max Papis, …

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Jun 11 2004 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Takes Provisional Pole Position After First Day of Qualifying at Le Mans

Corvette C5-Rs set fastest times in Wednesday night session LE MANS, France – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team claimed the provisional GTS pole position after the first day of qualifying before the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Oliver Gavin, driving the #64 Corvette C5-R along with Olivier Beretta and Jan Magnussen, clocked a lap of 3:52.158 in the second session on Wednesday evening. The #63 Corvette C5-R is currently at second in class after Max Papis, co-driving with …

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Jun 08 2004 admin News Comments Off on Bowtie Bullet Points: Chevy Notes for the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Corvette C5-R racing team prepares for the GTS Class battle royale LE MANS, France – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team has arrived in Le Mans, site of the 72nd annual 24-hour race in the French countryside. The Corvette C5-R, considered by many to be one of the finest GT sports racing cars of all time, is preparing for a third GTS Class victory in five years of competition. The team has begun a weeklong set of activities in …

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Jun 08 2004 admin News Comments Off on Bowtie Bullet Points: Chevy Notes for Le Mans Open Test

Corvette C5-Rs practice for legendary 24-hour race LE MANS, France – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team takes to the track on Sunday morning for two four-hour official practice sessions at the 8.46-mile Sarthe circuit outside of Paris, a precursor to the 72nd annual 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. Five Years 2004 marks the fifth consecutive appearance of the works-backed Corvette C5-R race cars at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Chevrolets have proven worthy Le …

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May 07 2004 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Smashes Records in Le Mans Test Session

Chevrolets run more laps than any other competitor in preparation for June race LE MANS, France – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team set record times today during preliminary testing in Le Mans, France. The open test day is the only time participants in the sports car classic can run on the famed Sarthe track before qualifying in June. The day was used by the two factory Corvettes and some 50 other entrants to prepare their cars and acquire …

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Mar 20 2004 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Takes Third Consecutive GTS Victory at Sebring

Ron Fellows, Johnny O’Connell and Max Papis win legendary 12-hour race SEBRING, Fla. – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team took an impressive flag-to-flag GTS victory at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Saturday. Ron Fellows, Johnny O’Connell and Max Papis claimed the class victory in the #3 Corvette C5-R. “This is an historic race and it is great for us to win here three times in a row,” said Doug Duchardt, director of GM Racing. “Sebring …

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Mar 19 2004 admin News Comments Off on Sebring 5-Hour Report: Corvette Running On Top

#3 Corvette C5-R in the lead; #4 Corvette C5-R withdraws after clutch failure SEBRING, Fla. – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team leads the GTS class after five hours of racing at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. “We’re happy with the speed and pace of the #3 Corvette,” said Doug Fehan, GM’s program manager for Corvette Racing. “The #4 Corvette suffered a clutch failure and as a result had a very early exit to what appeared to …

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Mar 19 2004 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Shatters GTS Qualifying Record at Sebring

Oliver Gavin and Ron Fellows put Chevrolet on top for Saturday’s race SEBRING, Fla. – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team posted record-setting qualifying times on Thursday afternoon at Sebring International Raceway. Oliver Gavin, driving the #4 Compuware Corvette C5-R with Olivier Beretta and Jan Magnussen, shattered the previous GTS qualifying record that he set in 2003; Gavin’s time of 1:56.858 beat last year’s record by over two seconds. Ron Fellows, driving the #3 Compuware Corvette C5-R with Johnny …

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