CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Ride Along for 24 Hours

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In-car streaming from both Corvette C7.Rs and Corvette Racing garage on FOXSports.com

LE MANS, France – Corvette Racing fans throughout the United States once again have the opportunity to get an inside look at the team’s chase for an eighth class victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. FOXSports.com will provide a live video stream featuring in-car cameras in both the No. 63 and No. 64 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R race cars and the Corvette Racing pit throughout Saturday and Sunday’s race.

It means Corvette owners and Corvette Racing fans won’t miss a minute of the action as Corvette Racing competes in the GTE Pro class in the 83rd running of the French endurance race. The team is trying to complete endurance racing’s “Triple Crown” by adding a Le Mans victory to those from the Rolex 24 At Daytona and Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

“This year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans is shaping up to be one of the most competitive ever,” said Jeff Chew, Manager of Business Strategy and Operations for Chevrolet Racing. “We are pleased to partner again with FOX Sports to take our Corvette Racing fans along on the ride for all 24 hours. We know all our Corvette owners and fans are eager to see Corvette Racing race toward an eighth Le Mans victory”

Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Ryan Briscoe will drive the No. 63 Corvette C7.R while Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Jordan Taylor partner in the No. 64 Corvette. The two cars were fourth and sixth in the annual Test Day on June 1. With seven class victories at Le Mans since 2001, Corvette Racing and Chevrolet rank among the most successful teams and manufacturers to compete at Le Mans in the modern era.

Le Mans 24 Hours (times in Central European and Eastern Daylight)
•Qualifying:
7-9 p.m., 10 p.m.-midnight CET, Thursday, June 11
1-3 p.m., 4-6 p.m. ET
•Warm-up:
9-9:45 a.m. CET, Saturday, June 13
3-3:45 a.m. ET
•Race:
3 p.m. Saturday-3 p.m. CET, Sunday, June 14
9 a.m. Saturday-9 a.m. ET, Sunday
Le Mans: Watch It! (Saturday, June 13-Sunday, June 14 – all times ET) •8:30 a.m. Saturday-9:30 a.m. Sunday (FOX Sports GO)
•8:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday (FOX Sports 2)
•7-8 p.m., Saturday (FOX Sports 1)
•11 p.m., Saturday-12:30 a.m. Sunday (FOX Sports 2)
•3:30-7:30 a.m., Sunday (FOX Sports 1)
•7:30-9 a.m., Sunday (FOX Sports 2)
•9-9:30 a.m., Sunday (FOX Sports 1)

Corvette Racing 24 Hours of Le Mans Record

Year Finish Class Car Drivers
2000 3rd GTS Corvette C5-R Pilgrim/Collins/Freon
4th GTS Corvette C5-R Fellows/Kneifel/Bell
2001 1st GTS Corvette C5-R Fellows/O’Connell/Pruett
2nd GTS Corvette C5-R Pilgrim/Collins/Freon
2002 1st GTS Corvette C5-R Fellows/O’Connell/Gavin
2nd GTS Corvette C5-R Pilgrim/Collins/Freon
2003 2nd GTS Corvette C5-R Gavin/Collins/Pilgrim
3rd GTS Corvette C5-R Fellows/O’Connell/Freon
2004 1st GTS Corvette C5-R Gavin/Beretta/Magnussen
2nd GTS Corvette C5-R Fellows/O’Connell/Papis
2005 1st GT1 Corvette C6.R Beretta/Gavin/Magnussen
2nd GT1 Corvette C6.R Fellows/O’Connell/Papis
2006 1st GT1 Corvette C6.R Beretta/Gavin/Magnussen
7th GT1 Corvette C6.R Fellows/O’Connell/Papis
2007 2nd GT1 Corvette C6.R Fellows/O’Connell/Magnussen
14th GT1 Corvette C6.R Beretta/Gavin/Papis
2008 2nd GT1 Corvette C6.R Fellows/O’Connell/Magnussen
3rd GT1 Corvette C6.R Beretta/Gavin/Papis
2009 1st GT1 Corvette C6.R O’Connell/Magnussen/Garcia
4th GT1 Corvette C6.R Gavin/Beretta/Fassler
2010 10th (DNF) GT2 Corvette C6.R Gavin/Beretta/Collard
12th (DNF) GT2 Corvette C6.R O’Connell/Magnussen/Garcia
2011 1st GTE Pro Corvette C6.R Beretta/Milner/Garcia
14th (DNF) GTE Pro Corvette C6.R Gavin/Magnussen/Westbrook
2012 5th GTE Pro Corvette C6.R Garcia/Magnussen/Taylor
6th GTE Pro Corvette C6.R Gavin/Milner/Westbrook
2013 4th GTE Pro Corvette C6.R Garcia/Magnussen/Taylor
7th GTE Pro Corvette C6.R Gavin/Milner/Westbrook
2014 2nd GTE Pro Corvette C7.R Garcia/Magnussen/Taylor
4th GTE Pro Corvette C7.R Gavin/Milner/Westbrook
Totals 7 wins 15 starts

Release Date: June 11, 2015