CORVETTE RACING AT CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORT PARK: By the Numbers

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CORVETTE RACING AT CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORT PARK: By the Numbers

 

DETROIT (July 4, 2018) – Corvette Racing may be an American team, but it also feels at home at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Now in its 20th season of competition, the program has raced at the famed venue since 2000 and has recorded numerous successes there over the years. Ahead of this year’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix, take a look back at some of Corvette Racing’s best facts and figures through the years at CTMP:

 

  • 1: As in one team, one manufacturer and one model of car for 20 years: Corvette Racing, Chevrolet and the Chevrolet Corvette.
  • 3: Generations of Corvette Racing entries at CTMP since 2000 – Corvette C5-R (2000-04), Corvette C6.R (2005-13) and Corvette C7.R (2014-current).
  • 7: Number of drivers who have won races at CTMP for Corvette Racing. Johnny O’Connell (6), Jan Magnussen (5), Oliver Gavin (4), Ron Fellows (3) and Olivier Beretta (2) each have multiple wins with the team.
  • 7: Pole positions for Corvette Racing drivers at CTMP. Oliver Gavin leads with three with Antonio Garcia (2016) being the most recent.
  • 8: As in Chevrolet’s small-block V8. More than 100 million units have been sold worldwide and is the most successful engine in American motorsports.
  • 11: Class victories at Corvette Racing at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – all since 2001.
  • 12: Manufacturer Championships for Chevrolet and Corvette Racing since 2001.
  • 16: Number of GT Le Mans wins in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for Corvette Racing since the start of 2014. That’s the most of any manufacturer and team in GTLM.
  • 19: Number of victories for Corvette Racing’s current lineup at CTMP:

Jan Magnussen: 5                                     Antonio Garcia: 1

Oliver Gavin: 4                                            Tommy Milner: 1

  • 21: Tracks at which Corvette Racing has won races – Baltimore, COTA, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park/Mosport, Daytona, Detroit, Houston, Laguna Seca, Le Mans, Lime Rock, Long Beach, Miami, Mid-Ohio, Portland, Road America, Road Atlanta, Sebring, Sonoma, St. Petersburg, Texas, Trois Rivieres and Utah.
  • 28: Number of drivers for Corvette Racing since 1999.
  • 107: Victories worldwide for Corvette Racing – 99 in North America and eight at Le Mans.
  • 206: Event starts by Corvette Racing since 1999.
  • 9,958.95: Number of racing miles completed by Corvette Racing in its 18 previous trips to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. That represents 4,050 laps and approximately 40 trips from Detroit to Toronto.
  • 278,482.37: Total number of racing miles completed by Corvette Racing since its inception. To put that in perspective Apollo 13 – the longest manned spaceflight in history – covered “just” 248,655 miles.

 

Corvette Racing at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Year Class Drivers Result Car Notes
2000 GTS Fellows/Pilgrim 2nd Corvette C5-R Fellows pole, fastest race lap
2001 GTS Fellows/O’Connell 1st Corvette C5-R
GTS Collins/Pilgrim 3rd Corvette C5-R
2002 GTS Fellows/O’Connell 1st Corvette C5-R
GTS Collins/Pilgrim 2nd Corvette C5-R Pilgrim fastest race lap
2003 GTS Fellows/O’Connell 1st Corvette C5-R
GTS Collins/Gavin 7th Corvette C5-R Gavin pole
2004 GTS Fellows/O’Connell 2nd Corvette C5-R
GTS Beretta/Gavin 1st Corvette C5-R Gavin pole, fastest race lap
2005 GT1 Fellows/O’Connell 2nd Corvette C6.R
GT1 Beretta/Gavin 1st Corvette C6.R
2006 GT1 Fellows/O’Connell 4th Corvette C6.R
GT1 Beretta/Gavin 2nd Corvette C6.R
2007 GT1 Magnussen/O’Connell 1st Corvette C6.R
GT1 Beretta/Gavin 2nd Corvette C6.R Gavin pole, fastest race lap
GT1 Fellows/Pilgrim 3rd Corvette C6.R
2008 GT1 Magnussen/O’Connell 1st Corvette C6.R O’Connell pole
GT1 Beretta/Gavin 2nd Corvette C6.R Beretta fastest race lap
2009 GT2 Magnussen/O’Connell 1st Corvette C6.R
GT2 Beretta/Gavin 3rd Corvette C6.R
2010 GT Beretta/O’Connell 5th Corvette C6.R
GT Gavin/Magnussen 4th Corvette C6.R Magnussen fastest race lap
2011 GT Beretta/Milner 6th Corvette C6.R
GT Gavin/Magnussen 1st Corvette C6.R
2012 GT Garcia/Magnussen 2nd Corvette C6.R Magnussen pole
GT Gavin/Milner 10th Corvette C6.R
2013 GT Garcia/Magnussen 4th Corvette C6.R
GT Gavin/Milner 1st Corvette C6.R
2014 GTLM Garcia/Magnussen 1st Corvette C7.R
GTLM Gavin/Milner 7th Corvette C7.R
2015 GTLM Garcia/Magnussen 3rd Corvette C7.R Garcia fastest race lap
GTLM Gavin/Milner 5th Corvette C7.R
2016 GTLM Garcia/Magnussen 3rd Corvette C7.R Garcia pole
GTLM Gavin/Milner 2nd Corvette C7.R
2017 GTLM Garcia/Magnussen 4th Corvette C7.R
GTLM Gavin/Milner 8th Corvette C7.R