Jul 03 2004 admin News Comments Off on Bowtie Bullet Points: Chevy Notes for Lime Rock

Gavin and Fellows fastest in GTS class on Friday LIME ROCK, Conn. – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette C5-R will make its competition debut at the historic Lime Rock Park racing circuit this weekend. The team travels to northwest Connecticut after an impressive start to the 2004 season: In three races this season, the Corvette has claimed three GTS victories: the 12 Hours of Sebring, 24 Hours of Le Mans and the ALMS Round 2 at Mid-Ohio last weekend. Fellows …

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Jun 26 2004 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Shatter GTS Qualifying Record at Mid-Ohio

Oliver Gavin and Johnny O’Connell continue ALMS pole-setting streak LEXINGTON, Ohio – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team posted record-setting qualifying times on Saturday afternoon at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Oliver Gavin, driving the #4 Compuware Corvette C5-R with Olivier Beretta, shattered the previous GTS qualifying record; Gavin’s time of 1:18.622 beat the 2001 record by over two seconds despite new rule changes that restrict engine power. Johnny O’Connell, driving the #3 Compuware Corvette C5-R with Ron Fellows, …

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Jun 25 2004 admin News Comments Off on Bowtie Bullet Points: Chevy Notes for Mid-Ohio

Bowtie Bullet Points: Chevy Notes for Mid-Ohio Corvette C5-Rs fastest in Friday practice LEXINGTON, Ohio – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette C5-R race cars return to competition this weekend for Round 2 of the American Le Mans Series at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The defending champions claimed the top two spots in the GTS class in the 90-minute practice session on Friday, with both Corvette C5-Rs posting lap times better than the circuit’s previous qualifying record. The Corvette team …

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Jun 14 2004 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Takes 1-2 GTS Class Victory at The 24 Hours of Le Mans

Corvette Tops Ferrari in legendary endurance race LE MANS, France – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team won a dramatic GTS class battle at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday. The #64 Corvette C5-R of Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Jan Magnussen took the GTS victory, finishing sixth overall, while the #63 Corvette of Ron Fellows, Johnny O’Connell and Max Papis took second place honors. “This is our greatest Le Mans victory,” said Doug Fehan, program manager …

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Jun 13 2004 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Continues to Pace GTS Class After Eight Hours at Le Mans

As one Corvette leads, the other licks its wounds LE MANS, France – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team continues to lead the GTS class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, running fifth overall as darkness settles at Le Sarthe. Drivers Gavin, Beretta and Magnussen hold on to the lead, roughly two minutes ahead of the next competitor. The performance of the #64 Corvette speaks for itself,” said Doug Fehan, program manager for Corvette Racing. “As I have …

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Jun 13 2004 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Takes GTS Class Lead at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Corvette catches Ferrari as the race enters the final hours LE MANS, France – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team has taken the lead in the GTS class during the 19th hour of competition at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The leading #66 Ferrari 550 M lost crucial time after a suspension failure, allowing the pacing Olivier Beretta to regain laps before handing the #64 Corvette into the hands of Jan Magnussen. Magnussen entered the track immediately before …

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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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