CORVETTE RACING AT LIME ROCK PARK: By the Numbers

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CORVETTE RACING AT LIME ROCK PARK: By the Numbers

DETROIT (July 18, 2018) – Corvette Racing continues its 20th season campaign at a place where, unsurprisingly, has a strong history. The program has won five times in 11 visits at Lime Rock with the most recent being one of the biggest milestones in Corvette Racing history…

  • 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 Lime Rock since 2004 – Corvette C5-R (2004), Corvette C6.R (2005-13) and Corvette C7.R (2016-current).
  • 4: Wins at Lime Rock for Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin – tied for the most of any driver entered in the Northeast Grand Prix.
  • 5: Number of victories at Lime Rock for Corvette Racing, the most of any entrant in IMSA.
  • 5: Number of drivers who have won races at Lime Rock for Corvette Racing – Oliver Gavin (four), Olivier Beretta (three), Jan Magnussen (two), and Johnny O’Connell and Tommy Milner (one each).
  • 7: Fastest race laps 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 100: As in Corvette Racing’s 100tth program victory at Lime Rock Park in 2016.
  • 107: Victories worldwide for Corvette Racing – 99 in North America and eight at Le Mans.
  • 207: Event starts by Corvette Racing since 1999.
  • 5,132.54: Number of racing miles completed by Corvette Racing in its 11 previous trips to Lime Rock. That represents 3,417 laps and approximately 46 trips from New York City to the track.
  • 278,757.78: 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 Lime Rock Park

Year Class Drivers Result Car Notes
2004 GTS Fellows/O’Connell 2nd Corvette C5-R
GTS Beretta/Gavin 1st Corvette C5-R Beretta pole, fastest race lap
2005 GT1 Fellows/O’Connell 2nd Corvette C6.R
GT1 Beretta/Gavin 1st Corvette C6.R Beretta pole, fastest race lap
2006 GT1 Fellows/O’Connell 2nd Corvette C6.R
GT1 Beretta/Gavin 4th Corvette C6.R Beretta fastest race lap
2007 GT1 Magnussen/O’Connell 2nd Corvette C6.R O’Connell fastest race lap
GT1 Beretta/Gavin 1st Corvette C6.R
2008 GT1 Magnussen/O’Connell 1st Corvette C6.R
GT1 Beretta/Gavin 2nd Corvette C6.R Gavin pole, Beretta fastest race lap
2010 GT Magnussen/O’Connell 12th Corvette C6.R Retired after 35 laps (accident)
GT Beretta/Gavin 5th Corvette C6.R
2011 GT Beretta/Milner 9th Corvette C6.R
GT Gavin/Magnussen 10th Corvette C6.R
2012 GT Garcia/Magnussen 2nd Corvette C6.R
GT Gavin/Milner 3rd Corvette C6.R
2013 GT Garcia/Magnussen 2nd Corvette C6.R
GT Gavin/Milner 6th Corvette C6.R
2016 GTLM Garcia/Magnussen 2nd Corvette C7.R
GTLM Gavin/Milner 1st Corvette C7.R 100th Corvette Racing win; Gavin fastest lap
2017 GTLM Garcia/Magnussen 4th Corvette C7.R Garcia fastest lap
GTLM Gavin/Milner 8th Corvette C7.R