Corvette Racing at Lime Rock: Corvette Racing Fast Facts

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Ahead of Round 4 of the American Le Mans Series

What: American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix, Round 4 of the 2013 American Le Mans Series. The race airs live at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R – Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner

  • Starting third in GT. Oliver Gavin qualified at 51.490 seconds (103.057 mph) Friday
  • History at Lime Rock Park
    • Oliver Gavin – Eight ALMS starts. Best finish: 1st (2004-05). One pole position (2008)
    • Tommy Milner – Seven ALMS starts. Best finish: 2nd (2007, 2010)

No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R – Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen

  • Starting fifth in GT. Antonio Garcia qualified at 51.537 seconds (102.963 mph) FridayHistory at Lime Rock Park
    • Antonio Garcia – One ALMS start. Best finish: 2nd (2012)
    • Jan Magnussen – Four ALMS starts. Best finish: 1st (2008)

Corvette Racing at Lime Rock

  • Number of races: Nine
  • Victories: Four (2004-05, 2007-08)
  • Lime Rock Debut: 2004
  • Team 1-2 finishes: Four (2004-05, 2007-08)
  • First race: 2004 (1st and 2nd in GTS)
  • First win: 2004 (Oliver Gavin/Olivier Beretta)

They Said It

“The rubber is going down, which is good. But the heat isn’t helping. It got pretty toasty out there toward the end of the free practice and at the beginning of qualifying. That’s not going to help tire life and certainly heat in the car. All of those things are going to play a part in the race.” – Oliver Gavin

“It’s one of the toughest races we will face. The level of stress is very high. You have no rest time and are on full attack during an entire stint. It’s difficult to keep your concentration level 100 percent the entire time with all the variables in place.” – Antonio Garcia

American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix (all times ET)
Race: 3 p.m., Saturday, July 6

Lime Rock: Watch It!
Saturday, July 6 (all times ET)

Race (TV): 3 p.m., Saturday, July 6 (ESPN2)
Web: 2:45 p.m., Saturday, July 6 (ESPN3)

ALMS GT Championship Standings

Driver Standings Team Standings Manufacturer Standings
1. Dirk Muller – 42

2. Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner – 39

3 .Dominik Farnbacher/ Marc Goossens – 37

4. Bill Auberlen/Maxime Martin – 34

5. Antonio Garcia/Jan Magnussen – 30

1. Corvette Racing – 56

2. BMW Team RLL – 52

3. SRT Motorsports – 37

4. Risi Competizione – 28

5. Paul Miller Racing – 26

1. Chevrolet – 59

2. BMW – 52

3. Ferrari – 43

4. SRT – 40

5. Porsche – 37

Corvette Racing at Lime Rock

Year Class Drivers Result Car Notes
2004 GTS Fellows/O’Connell
Beretta/Gavin
2nd
1st
Corvette C5-R Beretta pole,
fastest race lap
2005 GT1 Fellows/O’Connell
Beretta/Gavin
2nd
1st
Corvette C6.R Beretta pole,
fastest race lap
2006 GT1 Fellows/O’Connell
Beretta/Gavin
2nd
4th
Corvette C6.R Beretta fastest race lap
2007 GT1 Magnussen/O’Connell
Beretta/Gavin
2nd
1st
Corvette C6.R O’Connell fastest race lap
2008 GT1 Magnussen/O’Connell
Beretta/Gavin
1st
2nd
Corvette C6.R Gavin pole, Beretta fastest race lap
2010 GT Magnussen/O’Connell
Beretta/Gavin
12th
5th
Corvette C6.R
2011 GT Beretta/Milner
Gavin/Magnussen
9th
10th
Corvette C6.R
2012 GT Garcia/Magnussen
Gavin/Milner
2nd
3rd
Corvette C6.R

Release Date: July 6, 2013