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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Mar 18 2004 admin News Comments Off on Earnhardt, Jr. and Said to Race Chevrolet Corvette C5-R

NASCAR star and veteran sports car racer to drive third Corvette at Infineon Raceway DETROIT – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team will field a third C5-R for drivers Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and Boris Said for Round Four of the American Le Mans Series at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California this weekend. The race marks the factory Corvette C5-R’s 50th race since its inception in 1999; to date the successful GT sports racing car has compiled 29 victories in …

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Mar 18 2004 admin News Comments Off on Chevrolet Corvettes fastest in Wednesday practice at Sebring

New drivers, tires and gearbox off to a strong start in preparation for Saturday SEBRING, Fla. – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team posted the fastest times in the GTS class during Wednesday’s practice sessions before the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The championship-winning two-car team claimed the top two spots in both hour-long practice sessions on the 3.7-mile Florida circuit. Both Corvette C5-Rs posted lap times in each session faster than Oliver Gavin’s 2003 pole position time …

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Mar 17 2004 admin News Comments Off on Earnhardt, Jr. and Said to Race Chevrolet Corvette C5-R

NASCAR star and veteran sports car racer to drive third Corvette at Infineon Raceway DETROIT – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team today announced the addition of drivers Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Boris Said for Round Four of the American Le Mans Series at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California on July 18th. The #8 Corvette C5-R will run as a third car in the event to further the team’s overall strategy to capture a fourth straight ALMS championship in …

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Jan 09 2004 admin News Comments Off on Legendary Chevrolet Corvette C5-R Raises The Bar In 2004

Championship-winning factory team announces powerful upgrades for sixth season DETROIT – Fast on the heels of capturing a record-setting third manufacturers’ championship in the American Le Mans Series, the General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team is hard at work in developing an even stronger package for the upcoming 2004 season. Furthering its status as the most successful race car in the 50-year history of the marque, the Corvette C5-R will start next year with significant developments in tire technology, personnel, …

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